PolyU Design students earn 5 awards at Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards and Perspective Awards

With the impressive design concepts of their final year projects, PolyU Design students from Interior and Environment, and Industrial and Product Design swept five awards from two competitions as 2012 came to the end. The list of award winners is as follow:

The 20th Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards
http://www.apida.hk/2012/

Mr Tommy Yeung Kwun Ting
BA(Hons) in Design (Environment & Interior), Class of 2012
Project: Seaweedscape
Supervising tutor: Valerie Portefaix
Award: Student Category Bronze Award

2012 Perspective Awards
http://www.perspectiveglobal.com/perspective-awards

Mr Gideon Lai Ming Ho
BA(Hons) in Design (Industrial & Product), Class of 2012
Project: High Walker
Supervising tutor: Scot Laughton
Award: TROPHY (First Prize 冠軍) of Product Design, Student Category

Ms Chloe Yau Chiu Ting
BA(Hons) in Design (Environment & Interior), Class of 2012
Project: Stilt Walker-A New Cultural Hostel Experience in Tai O
Supervising tutor: Horace Pan
Award: Certificate of Excellence of Space, Student Category

Mr Tai Ka Cheong
BA(Hons) in Design (Industrial & Product), Class of 2012
Project: Sounds Amass
Supervising tutor: Benny Leong
Award: Certificate of Excellence of Product Design, Student Category

Mr SO Ho Lung, Bosco & Mr CHO Hing, Nathan
BA(Hons) in Design (Environment & Interior), Class of 2012
Project: Greenshaft (note: This is not a final-year project but an assignment on Redemptive Landscape Architecture.)
Award: Certificate of Excellence of Architecture, Student Category

Click here to read project details>>

PolyU students win Best Design Team at Tsinghua University Art & Design Month

With their innovative concept for designing a smart kitchen, four students of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design (PolyU Design) have recently won the Best Design Team Award at the Collaborative Innovation Design Workshop held during the fourth International Art & Design Academic Month organized by Tsinghua University.

The PolyU Design team competed against six other teams, which came from Academy of Arts and Design of Tsinghua University, School of Design of National Yunlin University of Science and Technology of Taiwan, Department of Industrial Product Design of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, and other three universities in China.

The workshop brief was to design an integrated concept for family kitchen which caters for Chinese lifestyle. The PolyU Design team designed “A Smart Kitchen On-demand”, which is set up to cater for the needs of modern Chinese cooking and dining behaviors. It is designed to enhance the value of the kitchen in a family, providing a platform to communicate, share and show caring. The design provides a solution making kitchen no longer a fixed space at home but part of the living room.

The PolyU Design team, consisted of four year three students of Industrial & Product Design, won the award for their outstanding performance of teamwork and design concept. “We are very excited and surprised to win the award from this large-scale design workshop, where other teams were highly professional and some of them were formed by master’s students,” Jack Chun Yueng -chiu, one of the members of the PolyU Design team said. The team was led by Mr Fred Han, Assistant Professor of PolyU Design, other team members included Yan Hei Ho, Tung Ting Kan and Bao Bo.

“We noticed that most people do not enjoy cooking at all,” Jack Chun explained. “We hope to design an environmentally friendly kitchen system, which could turn cooking into a joyful experience and at the same time, act as health consultant and cooking process assistant.”

The workshop and the fourth International Art & Design Academic Month was held from 10 to 14 December 2012 in Guangzhou, China.

More about the project>>

VC students win prizes for mobile app and contemporary almanac design projects

Two fresh graduates of BA(Hons) in Design (Visual Communication) (class of 2012) recently received awards with their final year projects under supervision of Hung Keung, Assistant Professor of PolyU Design.

With the project “MINGLE”, Ms Karen ZHANG Xiaowen was named the winner of Honorable Mention Award of 2012 Adobe Design Achievement Awards, announced at the DesignThinkers 2012 conference in Toronto, Ontario.

Ms Quai CHAN Wing Kei, impressed the judges with a contemporary Almanac “Not a Theory”. She won the CreateSmart Young Design Talent Special Award 2012 and received a sponsorship of HK$250,000 for overseas work attachment.
Congratulations!

Read more>>

Hugging Root, the most innovative use of space

Hugging Root, a design by Miracle Hui, Kenneth Hung and Sam Hui, year 2 students of BA(Hons) in Design (Environment & Interior), has recently received “The Most Innovative Use of Space Award” at the Nurturing Interior Design Talents competition organized by The Mira Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Interior Design Association. The competition was organized to provide a platform for future designers to showcase their talent in hotel furniture design.

Hugging Root is a furniture design project that demonstrates the most imaginative and interesting interpretation of spatial arrangement. It was selected among the projects from subject SD3531 E&I Design Studio 2.2 earlier in Oct. Special thanks to the teaching team: Horace Pan, Peter Hasdell, Sjoerd Hoekstra and Manfred Yuen.

The Hugging Root together with other award-winning projects can now be found on the 3/F of The Mira, Tsimshatsui, until tomorrow (21 Nov), and will then be showcased at the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards gala at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 22 Nov.


Mr Horace Pan (bottom left) and the award-winning team

Concept and Story of the Hugging Root

Being in the Hugging Root is like living in your mother’s arms. It will always give you protection and warmth, there always feels safe. The root surrounding them will give them a feeling of being enclosed, wrapped and hugged. When they play inside the root’s openings, rest or sleep there, they can always feel embraced.

The Hugging root concept is developed with orphans in mind. The structure of the root is like the mother’s arm keeping many orphans under her arms and her arms link all together to become a big family. The Hugging root provides many spaces, pockets and places you can snuggle in, each one different and each one giving the feeling of hug whatever they are doing. It can be used as an indoor play structure or children’s furniture piece.

The Hugging root uses felt to provide a soft feeling for its users. The system of construction is developed as a soft structure through the folding of felt, layering and stitching provide strength and flexibility and allow each sitting space or pocket to be folded in a way to squeeze in or hug when someone sits there through the action of the persons weight.

PolyU Design student wins WADI World Design Challenge

Sharon Lee Chun-man, the graduating student of BA(Hons) in Design (Industrial & Product), won the first-place prize at the WADI World Design Challenge on her graphic design which best presents the characteristics of the product and expresses its socio-cultural acceptability. The product is a sustainable, autonomous, cost efficient and energy-self-sufficient tool, which helps to trace the progress of solar water disinfection in a PET bottle, detecting and calculating the relevant UV-rays of the sun, indicated by a status bar and smiley face.

“I was grateful and honored to be selected as the champion. I feel like I am moving forward to the dream of making the world a better place to live in,” Sharon shared her joy with us.

The competition received over a hundred entries from all continents of the world. The winning designs will be used for the foil imprints of the WADIs in different regions. www.helioz.org

Cordially inviting you to PolyU Design Annual Show 2012

We need you to join the Peer Mentorship Program


SD’s 2012 Common Orientation Program (COP) will be held September 14.
As has been the case every year, PolyU wishes to recruit student Peer Mentors. Peer Mentors will work from Sept 2012 to Jan 2013 with PolyU Staff to help instil a collegial spirit of caring, inspire Year one students, and ensure transition between cohorts on the campus.
PolyU’s Student Affairs Office (SAO) will train Peer Mentors to take care of freshmen during the period and on the COP.

Recognition
Students joining and completing the programme will earn:
– Maximum 1000 points – pardon my ignorance
– Co-curricular Achievement Transcript (CAT) Record
– Awards for Outstanding Peer Mentor and Team
– Certificate
– Co-Curricular Graduation Requirement hours (CCA)

Join the Programme! We look forward to seeing you enroll and help us meet the demand of the 2012 cohort.

For enrollment, click HERE.

Click www.polyu.edu.hk/sams or call 2766 6800 for more information.

Good news from red dot 2011

We are thrilled to hear some great news from our faculty members and students receiving honours from international occassions. Professor Michael Siu and his Public Design Lab, Mr Francis Hung, discipline leader of Advertising Design and his student Ricky Lo shared their happy moments in the recent red dot ceremony wtih us.

Chess.* Chess Game
red dot award: product design 2011 – Sport and games
Award: red dot
Designed by Public Design Lab led by Professor Michael Siu, members: Paul Lo, Frankie Fu, Eric Yeung
learn more>>

Transformation of Classic Chinese Furniture House – Jade Rattan Ware
red dot award: communication design 2011 – posters
Award: red dot: best of the best
Designed by Ricky Lo, Year 3, BA(Hons) in Design (Advertising) 2010/11
Supervising professor: Francis Hung, Assistant Professor
learn more>>


Filtainer Container for the Treatment of Drinking Water
red dot award: product design 2011 – Life science and medicine
Award: Honourable Mention
Designed by Public Design Lab led by Professor Michael Siu, members: Paul Lo, Wai Lun Chan
learn more>>

About red dot awards>>

Join us in congratulating the teams!

18 fresh brands presented by Design Direct

“ We are moving into a hyper integrated world in which all aspects of production — raw materials, design, manufacturing, distribution, fulfillment, financing and branding — have become commodities that can be accessed from anywhere by anyone.” – Friedman NYT. Nov 24 Column “Advice from Grandma”.

A small band of young & emerging designers in Hong Kong are changing the rules of the traditional industrial design industry.

Using the internet, self-branding & low-cost Asian manufacturing to go direct to the consumer, this young generation of designers poses the question, “are companies & clients becoming obsolete?”

Design Direct, an exhibition held previously at the SD Gallery on 25th May to 10th June 2011, presented 18 emerging design brands by the year-2 students from BA (Hons) Industrial & Product Design – each with their unique personality & an empowering portfolio of products. Each brand shows a simple & successful bridge between designer & consumer. We hope you enjoy browsing through the brands. We expect to see much more coming from these young design entrepreneurs.

The brands were created for the subject tutored by Dr Ernesto Spicciolato, Dr Roger Ball & Mr Michael Leung from the Industrial & Product teaching team.

more>>

PolyU Design Annual Show 2011, 1-14 June. See you soon!

The journey to good design involves the constant search of the delicate balance between simplicity and complexity, emotion and rationality, theory and practicality. At PolyU Design, students explore these major attributes before making a design decision.

Join us at the PolyU Design Annual Show 2011 to see future designers from Advertising, Digital Media, Environment & Interior, Industrial & Product, and Visual Communication disciplines turn fresh ideas into works of beauty and function.

Date: 1 – 14 June (opens daily)
Exhibition Opening Hours: 11:30 – 20:30
Opening Ceremony: 1 June 14:30 (by invitation)
Venue: InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Presented by over 200 graduating students of this cohort from
BA (Hons) in Design (Advertising Design /Environment & Interior Design /Industrial & Product Design /Visual Communication Design)
BA (Hons) in Digital Media
Higher Diploma in Multimedia Design and Technology
Higher Diploma in Product Innovation Technologies

www.AS2011.info
Free Admission

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