Germany: BV Doshi’s retrospective at Vitra Design Museum

What strikes you most about the works of renowned Indian architect BV Doshi is the delicate, delicious balance of modern forms with traditional norms. The first Indian to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 2018, the world is sitting up and taking note of his genius – a talent we have long cherished and revered. The latest feather in the prolific creator’s hat is his retrospective at the Vitra Design Museum – his first outside Asia.

The renowned museum in Germany is celebrating the design polymath, BV Doshi’s life works and ideas for the very first time with photographs by Iwan Baan


The Vitra Design Museum in Germany is hosting the first ever retrospective of Balakrishna Doshi’s work to be held outside Asia. It is curated by Khushnu Panthaki Hoof, the granddaughter of Doshi. The colossal exhibition offers insight on how Doshi’s work has influenced a new outlook on architectural design.

A wealth of original material including models, plans, paintings, photos, films, and full-scale replicas will highlight his accomplishments in architecture, urban planning, design, and art.

The exhibition brings together a wealth of original material, such as architectural models, plans and drawings, as well as Doshi’s famous visualisations based on Indian miniatures. Recent photographs and films show how his architecture goes on living.