ANDREA PONTI Product Design, Branding, Art Direction


Andrea Ponti (born in 1985 in Cagliari, Italy) is an Italian designer specializing in product design. Since 2013 he has lived in Hong Kong, where he founded Ponti Design Studio. After graduating in product design from the Politecnico of Milan, Italy in 2006, Ponti lived seven years in Japan. As a researcher with Kyushu University, he was on various internship programs with leading Japanese companies including Honda Motors and Mitsubishi Electric. Fascinated by Japanese aesthetics and design, he collaborated with prominent Japanese design masters Toshiyuki Kita, Chiaki Murata and Junzo Yamashita. Ponti has organized numerous exhibits and events for the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy on the theme of product design between Italy and Japan. He has received many international prizes and awards, including first prize at the 2012 LG Mobile Design Competition for a smartphone for the visually impaired; two Red Dot Design Awards in 2015, one for a soundstage and one for a soundbar, both designed for Philips in collaboration with Gibson Innovations; two Good Design Awards awarded from Japan in 2016, for two kitchen utensils designed for the emerging brand Ommo; and the 2017 IF Design Award for the Matrix Powerwatch, an eco-friendly smartwatch that runs exclusively on body heat. Currently, Ponti designs for various global companies such as Panasonic, Philips and Samsonite. He also collaborates with numerous start-ups in Europe and America. His projects are featured in leading international design media.


iF Design Award, CORX Biometric Smartwatch
iF Design Award, SmartEar Anchor
iF Design Award, ORII Smart Ring
iF Design Award, Matrix Powerwatch
Good Design Award (Japan), Matrix Powerwatch
Good Design Award (Japan), Ommo Diga
Good Design Award (Japan), Ommo Torus
Red Dot Design Award, Philips HTL7140B*
Red Dot Design Award, Philips Fidelio XS1*
1st Prize at Jamco International Design Award, Tokyo, Japan
Grand Prize at LG Mobile Design Competition 2012, Tokyo, Japan
*awarded to Gibson Innovations


"Shadows in the Windows" exhibition at Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
"Design without Boundaries" exhibition at BODW, Design Inspire, Hong Kong
Design Consultant for Panasonic Eco Solutions
Design Consultant for Samsonite Asia
Judge at A&D Trophy Awards 2016, Product Design
Design Consultant for Gibson Innovations
Design Consultant for Woox Innovations
Judge at Roca One Day Design Challenge, BODW, Hong Kong
Design Consultant for Philips Design
Expanded his creative field from Japan to Hong Kong
Established Ponti Design Studio Limited in Hong Kong
Product Designer for Space Magic Mon Co., Kyoto, Japan
Produced "La Filosofia dell'Acqua" exhibition at Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
Produced "La Filosofia dell'Acqua" exhibition at Casa su Misura, Padova, Italy
Product Designer for HERS Experimental Design Laboratory Inc., Osaka, Japan
Produced "New Identities" exhibition at Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
Product Designer for Metaphys, Osaka, Japan
Expanded his creative field from Italy to Japan
Researcher in Product Design at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Master's Degree in Product Design at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Degree in Product Design at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Born in Cagliari, Italy