Vibhor Sogani, born in Rajasthan, India, specialised in Industrial Design from the prestigious National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. Given his diverse interests, he engaged in a wide range of creative projects in the areas of exhibition, graphic, retail and product design, for top global brands. Over the years, Vibhor has exhibited his works in various design and art shows. He has also handled offbeat projects like developing the country’s first few go-karting tracks; redesigning Mumbai’s suburban trains, redevelopment of copper craft in Kashmir, designing and producing some of the most prominent trophies for international sports matches and government events, to name a few.
Famous for India’s largest and most visible public art installation, the 'Sprouts', a 40 ft high stainless steel installation spread over 6 acres of greens surrounding the AIIMS flyover in the heart of Delhi, Vibhor Sogani’s creations are recognised globally. He has also executed a 30 ft high installation, ‘Kalpavriksha – the wish fulfilling tree’ in Ahmedabad, which is perhaps the largest public art installation of the state and the second largest of India.
In October 2016, Vibhor’s solo exhibition titled ‘Mahatma in Me’, a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, travelled to Australia to mark the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. It was supported by the Australian and Indian Government, and was a huge success within the art domain. In August 2017, the exhibition was invited to Zimbabwe to mark the celebration of 70 years of India's independence and the beginning of the Indian festival ‘India in the Sunshine City’. In December 2017, the exhibition travelled to Tanzania and the works were displayed in the National Museum. The exhibition was supported by the Government of India and ICCR. It features 12 artworks in stainless steel representing Mahatma’s values of peace, equality and non-violence.
In 2002, Vibhor launched his signature brand called SOGANI by Vibhor Sogani of lifestyle accessories using steel in combination with wood, brass, glass, etc. The SOGANI studio, with its R&D centre and flagship show space is spread across 35,000 sq. ft. in New Delhi with an eclectic repository of over 60 indigenous designs. In 2018, SOGANI became the first Indian Lighting Designer brand to exhibit in the high end modern lighting design segment at the Light + Building fair in Frankfurt.
Multiple EDIDA winner, Vibhor has also been awarded ‘Indian Art Icon of the Year 2014’ in Singapore and has been recently nominated by the Government as a member of Governing Council of the India Design Council.