Chandrashekhar Bheda is a textiles and handicrafts product designer and artist based in Delhi. After studying at Sir J.J. School of Arts, Bombay, National Institute of Design, NID, Ahmadabad as well as a stint at NIFT Delhi, Chandrashekhar has been working with the textiles industry since 1988. Chandrashekhar believes in the inherent timeless beauty and strengths of traditional arts and crafts, while providing a new perspective to meet contemporary demands and trends world over.
He has been professionally associated with many large corporate companies as well as Govt of India PSU’s in his career. In the beginning of this year he has been appointed as a consultant ITC Geneva, and has completed his first assignment of guiding 19 Pashmina manufacturing companies of Nepal to prepare for participation in Magic Fair, Las Vegas and JFW-IFF 2016, Tokyo.
He is on the panel of industry experts, students academic juries and, guest lecturers for various institutions including NID Ahmedabad, NIFT Delhi and Kangra, Craft Development Institute (CDI) Srinagar, Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT) Srinagar, Indian Institute of Crafts and Design (IICD) Jaipur, National Center for Textile Design (NCTD), Pearl Academy of Fashion, Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and recently launched Uttar Pradesh Institute of Design Lucknow.
As a creative head of Spider Design, for 8 years he has been focusing on newer applications of textiles as a medium of expression specially in the area of spatial textiles by collaborating with brand development agencies, architects and interior designers.
He is an avid traveler, photographer and a punner.
Spider Design, a design studio, established in 1998 by Chandrashekhar Bheda, supported by a team of design assistants, artisans, artists and technicians is primarily set up to provide design consultancy to the textiles and handicrafts industry of India and overseas.
Spider Design team has been involved in design projects with various commercial and developmental organizations for the creation of marketable textiles and handicrafts products for domestic as well as overseas markets. Experimentation with various traditional as well as contemporary textiles and crafts techniques has been their main tool to achieve newer concepts and expressions through their design work.
Spider Design Studio has been also creating; producing and supplying commissioned special products for business and living environments.