Dhruva was interviewed by Nick Palvedi, Shariffudin Rana Ahmedfor IBM.TV.
Dhruva’s profile and work was featured in a digital magazine – Designs and Stories.
Dhruva’s profile and work were featured on the global online platform www.beginup.com.
World Talent Economy Forum
Dhruva was interviewed by Sharifuddin Rana Ahmed on World Talent Economy Forum on Impact of Design on the Economy.
Dhruva’s work was featured with a big interview spread on Dhruva in the Global FACE Magazine
Dhruva was invited to become the listed design mentor at Encubay in collaboration with Greenhouse Capital (South
Dhruva delivered his first TEDx talk at the TEDx Flame University. He talked about Paradigm- Impact of design.
Karim Rashid visited India. Dhruva was invited as a guest for his appearance at Mumbai.
Dhruva was invited as to be on the panel discussion about the future of business in India at MIT SOB
Inauguration - MIT SOB
Dhruva was invited to inaugurate the business week at the MIT School of Business
Dhruva was appointed at the Industrial Advisory Board of the reputed Vishwakarma University (VU). Dhruva became the youngest Advisor in the University history.
Dhruva represented Dominix at the creativity forum, Dubai.
MIT WPU- Dhruva was invited to talk at the “Startup Success Summit” at the MIT World peace University. Dhruva talked about the business and design!
Dhruva was appointed as a mentor at the Venture Centre (India’s largest incubator).
Dhruva gave an empowering talk at the MIDAS institutes. The talk was about the importance of design in a business!
Dominix expands into a bigger and a better place. Inaugrated by design Guru Prof. Dhimant Panchal and pioneer in product design in India Mr. Satish Gokhale, Dominix shifts HQ at Prabhat Road, the most prime location in Pune.
Jammu & Kashmir Knowledge Network
Dhruva became the design mentor at the JKKN (Jammu & Kashmir Knowledge network) – an initiative by the Govt. of
Jammu and Kashmir, India.
MIT School Of Management
Dhruva was invited to the MIT School of Management to talk about design and entrepreneurship.
Dhruva became the Design mentor at esteemed MIDAS
Institutes, Florida Estates. Dhruva works closely with Mr. Parag Shah, founder MIDAS.
Pepperfry invited Dhruva to exhibit his products at the
Pepperfry studio Koregaon Park and PS S.B. Road!
Dhruva was invited at the FLAME University to judge
international business pitch projects. Dhruva later gave a talk about his journey as an entrepreneur.
Back To College
DPLDPL exhibit was so applauded that Professor Dhimant Panchal, the director of MIT ID requested Dhruva to exhibit it at the institute to inspire the aspiring young designers. It was exhibited for a month till the Graduation ceremony of the 2018 batch.
Hindustan Times Feature
After the successful exhibit of Dhruva Paknikar Luxury Design Pvt. Ltd., Dhruva was featured in the National news paper Hindustan Times.
Dhruva gave a talk at the JPN to the kids of Arunachal
Pradesh- about design and design thinking- it was a Jnana Prabodhini and Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh initiative.
Dominix started its operations in Dubai at the Mancus Premises, Bur Dubai.
Dubai Design Week
Dominix Global Directors Mr. Dhruva Paknikar and Mr. Vyom Paknikar represented DGDPL at the Design Week Dubai.
Dominix donated their Diwali bonuses and celebrated Diwali at the NGO Saavali- with specially abled people.
Dhruva gave a talk at Jnana Prabodhini Pune. He talked
about how everyone is creative!
Dominix launched its first lifestyle robot designed for
Dhruva was interview by E-Sakal- a leading local news paper. It was viewed by more than 1,00,000 people!
Dominix grew bigger and bigger day by day needed bigger offices. The HQ was moved to Paud Road in Pune.
ATAL Tinkering Labs
Dhruva became the design mentor at ATAL Tinkering Labs – A Government of India initiative. He addressed 32 school principals (schools selected for the ATAL program in
Maharashtra) about the importance of design and design
thinking at an early age.
Dhruva became the youngest Juror panelled on the pre graduation Jurys at MIT Institute of Design.
Bodini- a clothing brand by Dominix was launched in Dubai.
Design Days Dubai
Dhruva represented Dominix at the Design Days Dubai – a 3 day design event at the Dubai Design District in UAE.
Nothing makes us happier than our clients getting awards for our designs- the first Q award was gotten by Leela’s Kitchen for the Onion Bhaji Packaging.
Dominix moves its HQ to Kothrud.
After a lot of work pouring in from Mumbai, Dominix finally has an office in South Mumbai- this is the view from the office!
Out of Pure passion of design, Dominix completed its first
Interior design at the Director’s Bungalow at the NCL previously owned by India’s renowned scientist Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar.
Dhruva celebrated the sale for first 10K units across the globe of the Microtemp designed by him with the owner of SRL Probes, Italy – Mr. Marco.
University of Pune
Dominix started its first government project with the University of Pune. Dominix was responsible for the way finding design of the entire University.
Dhruva was invited to showcase his photography at the Pune Photography exhibition at Raja Ravi Verma Art Gallery.
Dominix expands to its first office overseas in Douglas, United Kingdom. (In frame- Dhruva with Nik Gallagher representative at Douglas office)
Dominix Starts its first business methodologies research, design principles research.
Dominix built its first product- The Agnisolar tree!
DOMINIX receives its first Design Patent for ripples collection.
DP & Dominix Web-Launch
Mr. Sateesh Paknikar, Dhruva’s dad and a well known and prolific photographer in India held a huge event to celebrate his 33 years in business and launch of dominix and DP websites.
Dominix was incorporated on 8 April 2016 as a partnership firm first. 4 days after Dhruva’s convocation ceremony held
at MIT Institute of Design.
Dhruva was covered in the leading elite magazine ‘Creme’
titled – ‘Designing for a better tomorrow’. An interview that
was widely acknowledged and attributed!
Our Creative Director Mr. Dhruva Paknikar becomes the first Indian designer to work with one of the world’s most
influential designers- Karim Rashid. At his studio in New York, Dhruva worked with multi national clients like Alessi, Pepsi, Horm, Arlight, Shiffa.