Tanu Mundra

Tanu Mundra

New York, NY, US

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I am Tanu Mundra, an industrial designer by way of architecture. 
My work spans various scales from spatial to visual, focussed on tangible products.

As a designer, I draw from my cultural context with work rooted in tactility and craft while exploring contemporary methods of construction.
Stylistically, the visual grammar is a nod to my continued preoccupation with architecture, manifesting in strong geometric forms which is slowly evolving into amorphic expression as I move towards product design. 
My process is iterative, reaching into the plurality of cultural diversity I have experienced in my journey thus far.

At the core, I like to design for urban living and making it enjoyable. For me that could mean an everyday kitchen tool or a swanky neighbourhood bar.

Life and levity are a recurring theme in my work with a thoughtful use of colour.

Working on an intersectional brief excites me the most for it allows a layered and nuanced approach. 
I often find inspiration in the visual culture of a city and immersive experiences that engage all senses. 
Broadly, I strive for creating work that is equal parts poetic and precise.



West Elm, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Brooklyn, NY, US, Design Intern

Developed a lounge chair and a day bed for hospitality spaces
Worked on sample reviews, reports, and vendor coordination
Participated in weekly growth and business meetings + new product development reviews
Worked alongside the interior design team to create style guides for website renders

Jan 2022 - Apr 2022


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Industrial Design

Masters in Industrial Design, merit scholar
engaged in Pratt’s 3D design pedagogy through various courses in prototyping, design research, and strategy.

Jan 2020 - current

RV Scool of Architecture, Bangalore, IN, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2012 - May 2017