Aqsa Ajmal, an industrial design graduate from the NUST School of Art, Design & Architecture (SADA) is the first Pakistani to have designed ‘Pursewit,’ which is a sewing machine for the visually-impaired.
Not only has Ajmal served a noble cause with her project, but she also made Pakistan proud by winning the prestigious Lexus Design Award in Milan, Italy.
Ajmal was one of the six finalists selected by Lexus. She bagged this award from a record-setting 2042 entries from around 79 countries – whoa!
After receiving praise and recognition for the achievement, the industrial designer explained that she saw one of her friends lose her eyesight and so, the tragedy inspired her to bring the project (Pursewit) to life.
She further explained:
Aqsa Ajmal, who deserves all the appreciation and recognition for her remarkable work in creating Pursewit, enlightened about her journey to the Lexus Design Awards during an interview with one of the leading publications.
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