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Product Design / Industrial Design / Branding & Art Direction in Hong Kong
PONTI DESIGN STUDIO LTD. (Hong Kong)
www.andreaponti.com
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Andrea Ponti is a Hong Kong based Italian Industrial Designer specializing in everyday life-enhancing electronics who has developed hundreds of products currently on the market. Born in Cagliari, Italy, in 1985, he has lived in Japan from 2006 to 2013. Fascinated by the artful simplicity yet sophisticated rational… Read More
Andrea Ponti is a Hong Kong based Italian Industrial Designer specializing in everyday life-enhancing electronics who has developed hundreds of products currently on the market. Born in Cagliari, Italy, in 1985, he has lived in Japan from 2006 to 2013. Fascinated by the artful simplicity yet sophisticated rationality of Japanese design, he left his home country to carry out innovative stylistic research in Japan, after graduating in industrial design from the Politecnico in Milan, Italy.

A researcher and freelance designer at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, he has been on numerous internship programs with leading transportation and consumer electronics companies (Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi Electric). For several years, he has worked in renowned design firms in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, learning directly from contemporary Japanese design leaders. Andrea has also organized many exhibits and events for the Salone del Mobile Milan, a leading international furniture and design show in Italy.

In 2012 he has established Ponti Design Studio Ltd. and moved to Hong Kong on May 2013. Currently Art Director and Chief Designer with Pineway Asia Ltd and Innopocket, he collaborates with several Italian and international design companies and fashion houses. His creations are published in the major trade media. Read Less
  • Product Design / Interniship and Part Time Job
    Studio Architettura Paolo Schianchi — Parma, Italy
  • Product Design and Consultant / Full time job
    Hers Experimental Design Laboratory Inc. — Osaka, Japan
  • Product Design and Consultant / Full time job
    Space Magic Mon Co. — Kyoto, Japan
  • CEO / Founder
    Ponti Design Studio Ltd. — Hong Kong
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We live in a world of objects, and without realising it, we interact with them every single moment of our life. We haven't got the time to dwell on them, and take for granted their existence. We don't appreciate their real value, nor do we question their nature.

All we need is to look around us, realising that we… Read More
We live in a world of objects, and without realising it, we interact with them every single moment of our life. We haven't got the time to dwell on them, and take for granted their existence. We don't appreciate their real value, nor do we question their nature.

All we need is to look around us, realising that we are surrounded by anonymous but essential objects for our daily activities. These perfectly designed anonymous products are simple but fascinating at the same time. They tell us how we live and they are symbols of our culture. Sometimes they become archetypes and matrix, in my opinion, the highest expressions of modern industrial design. The archetype remains unchanged over time, while the trend objects disappears after a few years. In a design world made up of artists, installations and creative excesses, I think it is necessary to reconsider the nature of the objects, and all relationship they have with the history and culture of industrial design. A research path necessary to discover the true meaning of the word Design.

In 2006 I decided to go to live in Japan, questioning everything that until then I assumed was true. To read the meaning of objects through a new critical language. To get involved in the research of archetypes that only the Japanese culture has been handed down over the time. Read Less
2013: Jamco International Design Award / First Prize
2012: LG Mobile Design Competition / Winner, Grand Prize
2011: Comieco Design for Expo 2013 / Finalist
2011: Fujitsu Design Award / Finalist
2010: Toyota Kyushu Card Design Award / Finalist
2010: Dyson Design Award / Finalist
Member Since: Sep 28, 2010