Instituted in 2014, STIR was founded to promote, propagate and foster creativity and innovation in the fields of design, architecture and new media art in India and across the world. Over the years, STIR has manifested through various media to facilitate the exchange of ideas, enable collaborations, showcase trends and technology, and create a collective of enthusiasts from different streams of the creative realm.

In 2015, STIR launched its first initiative – mondo*arc india, a content-led and perspective-driven publication that soon became the country’s fastest-growing design journal. It garnered popular acclaim as ‘the well-read design magazine’ and enjoyed an unmatched reputation among professionals, students and enthusiasts alike.

2019 marked the birth of – a global digital publication that is committed to featuring the best in design, architecture and new-media art.

In 2021, STIR launched STIRpad is a destination for creators and curators to share new collections, new collaborations, new exhibitions, special projects and news; manufacturers and brands to unveil their new designs, innovations and developments in product and technology. It’s a point that connects the community of designers, educators and innovators of today and tomorrow who are on a quest for something new.

Today, STIR is a multi-faceted platform that connects the industry to professionals. A medium that enables collaboration between professionals and allied industry. A destination that engages the community in dialogue, debates and discourses. A place where the community discovers products for operational efficiency finds critical acclaim and generates business opportunities. STIR has also curated and organised a series of successful online and offline events, conferences, workshops and exhibitions to reinforce its ideology.


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