ANDREA PONTI

ANDREA PONTI Product Design, Branding, Art Direction

Profile:

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.

Timeline:

2017
"Shadows in the Windows" exhibition at Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
2016
Design Consultant for Panasonic Eco Solutions
Design Consultant for Samsonite Asia
Judge at A&D Trophy Awards 2016, Product Design
2015
Design Consultant for Gibson Innovations
Design Consultant for Woox Innovations
2013
Design Consultant for Philips Design
2012
Expanded his creative field from Japan to Hong Kong
Established Ponti Design Studio Limited in Hong Kong
Design Consultant for Case Logic
2010
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
2009
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
2008
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
2006
Degree in Product Design at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
1985
Born in Cagliari, Italy

Awards:

2017
IF Design Award, Matrix Powerwatch
2016
Good Design Award (Japan), Ommo Diga
Good Design Award (Japan), Ommo Torus
2015
Red Dot Design Award, Philips HTL7140B*
Red Dot Design Award, Philips Fidelio XS1*
2013
1st Prize at Jamco International Design Award, Tokyo, Japan
2012
Grand Prize at LG Mobile Design Competition 2012, Tokyo, Japan
Shortlisted at Fujitsu Design Competition, Tokyo, Japan
2010
Shortlisted at Toyota Kyushu Design Competition, Fukuoka, Japan
Shortlisted at Comieco Design Contest, Milan, Italy
Shortlisted at Dyson Design Award, Milan, Italy
*awarded to Gibson Innovations