PolyU Design’s exhibition stand design wins prestigious red-dot

PolyU Design’s exhibition stand design won the eyes of the red dot award judging panel and was awarded the prestigious red dot communication award. The exhibition was set up at the annual Business of Design Week 2009’s Inspiration Hall.

The brief was to build a space that is: 1) Highly efficient in order to encapsulate the variety of programs and initiatives at the School; and 2) be able to highlight individual designs, and entice visitors to stay and go through all exhibits at the stand. Through a rigorous tender process, Oval Design provided a solution that meet the requirements and also create a positive visiting experience.

Quoting Oval’s press release on receiving the award: “[Oval] designed an intriguing space that changed incessantly by means of a moving curtain to heighten viewers’ interest in the exhibits — the work of young design graduates of the School. The moving curtain running on electrical railings created a space that was constantly being configured by the changing position of the curtain, making for a highly individualized experience because each visitor’s impression of the exhibition and viewing sequence of the exhibits were unique. Visitors were also captivated by the optical illusions formed by patterns produced by the moving strings.”

Dennis Wong of Oval Design was the Creative Director for the project and a proud graduate of PolyU Design. He won the red dot communication design award with this stand design, together with the Macau Pavilion design at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. The two winning projects can be viewed online at www.red-dot.de from December 9, 2010 through January 9, 2011.

PolyU Design will be at the Inspiration Hall again this year from 2-4 Dec. Come share our latest brainwaves on design!

MDes project shines at Cumulus’s Anniversary Exhibition

PolyU Design graduate of MDes class 2009, Jewel Keung, is the winner of 3rd prize for the project Save the Street Market submitted for the 20th Anniversary Exhibition of Cumulus. The project was supervised by Roger Ball.

The award giving ceremony took place on 8 September 2010 in Shanghai China where award certificates were forwarded to the schools’ representatives. The award consists also of money prize of 300 EUR.

Around 50 Cumulus member schools participated in the exhibition submitting over 400 student works. The Jury for the competition, consisting of Cumulus President and Cumulus Executive Board members, selected 49 works to the 2nd phase of final awarding.

All award winners are enlisted on Cumulus website HERE.

View the award-winning project:

SD Students winners of 2010 International Toy Design Competition

We are delighted to announce that three SD BA (Hons) IPD Graduates Jean Christophe SCOLARI, Ali WU Ka Lai, and Miles XU Dan Xing have won the 1st Prize Award in the Outdoor Toys category at the AIJU’s 6th International Toy Design Competition for their entry, the ‘POOK’ Outdoor Beach Ball Launcher Playset. The design is an outcome of the 2006/07 IPD Yr1 compulsory SD2439 Design for Leisure subject. Tutors: Remi Leclerc and Scot Laughton.

SD BA (Hons) Yr1 IPD Students CHAN Hin Tsz, Natalie CHAN Ka Ching, and Cathy LIU Wing Yan’s entry, the ‘Flingamaball’ Outdoor Parachute Ball Ball Playset, was among the finalists in the same category. The design is an outcome of the 2009/10 SD2439 Design for Leisure subject. Tutors: Remi Leclerc and Roger Ball.

AIJU is the Spanish Association for Toy Technology Research. Over 200 participants from 30 countries participated in the competition. While the three awardees will win a 1800 Euros cash prize, AIJU will grant SD a 1000 Euro scholarship.

More at http://concurso.aiju.info/ingles/ed_ant3_ing.htm

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