About Savio Mukhachirayil
Savio joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2023 as a Post-Graduate Researcher in the Industrial Design department at The School of Art & Design. His current interest lies in exploring wearable technology for the advancement of human perception. Savio has designed works globally, specifically, London, Dubai, Essen, Chennai and Singapore. His works are sometimes speculative in nature and finds them inspiring for innovative thinking.
Savio has travelled to South Korea annually since 2022, curating and managing a workshop on Speculative Design for students at Samsung Art & Design Institute; Technology University Korea; and Seoul Women’s University. He has curated and led a few international exchanges also, first between his peers at the RCA and design department at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology in Pune. The second was with Uravu Bamboo Art and Craft centre in Kerala.
Savio holds an MA in Global Innovation Design from The Royal College of Art and an MSc in Global Innovation Design from Imperial College London. He holds a BA in Industrial Design & Technology from Loughborough University. He has also participated in international exchanges at both Tsinghua University and Nanyang Technology University.