Papiya Banerjee is a lateral thinker and a sustainable designer who is passionate about Indian crafts. She studied design from National Institute of Fashion Technology in its inception years. Papiya recently put together her thoughts about design philosophy and contemporary society in her book titled ‘A Walk through the Dot’.

She had been a design director for Sandy Bears Design Inc for 16 years. Papiya discovered her passion for teaching decades ago and has been associated as faculty, jury, project mentor and external examiner for reputed institutes like NIFT, School of Planning & Architecture, TVB School of Habitat Studies, Shushant School of Art & Architecture, Pearl Academy and Vastukala Academy.

Papiya has undertaken various design projects with Abhyudaya, Vasundhara Gramottam Samiti- Lunkaransar, URMUL (Pokharan), Dastkar, Ranhgsutra and PRADAN. Presently she runs her own brand ODE, collaboratively retailing through Jaypore, Kilol, Fab India, etc.