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Andrea Ponti

Product Designer

Hong Kong (historical), Hong Kong
Andrea Ponti is an Italian designer specializing in product design. Since 2013 he has lived in Hong Kong where he founded Ponti Design Studio Limited. After graduating in product design from the Politecnico of Milan, Italy in 2006, Andrea lived seven years in Japan. As a researcher with Kyushu University, he was on various internship programs with leading Japanese companies including Honda, Toyota, and Mitsubishi Electric. Fascinated by rational and minimalist design, he could learn directly from some of the greatest contemporary Japanese designers such as Toshiyuki Kita, Chiaki Murata, and Junzo Yamashita. Andrea has organized many exhibits and events for the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy on the theme of product design between Italy and Japan. He has won many international prizes and awards, including first prize at LG Mobile Design Awards 2012 for the revolutionary design of a smartphone for blind people. Currently, Andrea collaborates with numerous global companies such as Philips, Gibson and Dainese, as well as local companies in Asia, Europe and North America. His projects are featured in leading international design media.

Work Experience

Hers Experimental Design Laboratory Inc.

Product Designer

April 2009 - August 2010 Osaka, Japan

Space Magic Mon Co.

Product Designer

August 2010 - March 2013 Kyoto, Japan

Ponti Design Studio Limited

Managing Director

March 2013 - Present Central, Hong Kong

Philips Design

Product Designer (Freelance)

September 2013 - Present Hong Kong

Gibson Innovations

Product Designer (Freelance)

May 2015 - Present Hong Kong

Education

Politecnico Di Milano

Product Design | Bachelor Degree

September 2003 - July 2006 Milan, Italy

Politecnico Di Milano

Product Design | Master Degree

September 2006 - July 2008 Milan, Italy

Kyushu University

Product Design | Researcher

September 2008 - April 2009 Fukuoka, Japan

Languages

Italian (Native),
English (Fluent),
Japanese (Fluent),
French (Advanced),

Company

Ponti Design Studio is a Hong Kong-based product design company specializing in highly distinctive, brand-building and iconic designs. We design products that combine technological excellence with emotional design language. Our design range includes technology, consumer electronics, medical devices, lifestyle accessories and furniture. Founded in 2012 by Italian designer Andrea Ponti, the studio also provides branding and art direction services to client companies in Europe, Asia and North America. Our design process starts from the product, as we believe that the physical object is the essence of a brand. We then create the identity of the brand around the product by progressively exploring and polishing the design language used to design the physical object. We have adopted a minimalist approach based on two principles: simplifying and reducing, while preserving appearance and functionality. This approach allows us to focus on the real essence of the object. Thanks to our minimalist approach, over the years, we have been able to develop numerous collaborations with well-known international companies such as Philips, Gibson, Dainese, as well as local companies, startups and universities.