Andrea Ponti is an Italian designer specializing in product design. Since 2013 he has been living 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 brands such as Philips, Tesla and Dainese as well as for a variety of local companies from Hong Kong, China and overseas. His projects are featured in leading international design media.

Work Samples

  • FUSION: Japanese Wooden Knives

  • LUMDOO: Duo Cover for iPhone 6

  • CASE LOGIC: Aluminum Earphones

Work History

  • Product Designer Freelance

  • Managing Director

  • Product Designer

  • Product Designer

  • Product Designer

    • Metaphys
    • Osaka-shi, Japan
    • Apr 2009 - Jul 2010 (1 year 3 months)
  • Product Designer

    • Architecture Studio Schianchi
    • Parma, Italy
    • Jan 2007 - Jan 2008 (1 year)
  • Product Design Internship

    • Mitsubishi Electric
    • Shinjuku-ku, Japan
    • Jul 2007 - Aug 2007 (1 month)
  • Transportation Design Workshop

    • Honda Motors
    • Shinjuku-ku, Japan
    • May 2007 - Jun 2007 (1 month)

Education

  • Kyushu University

    • Reseacher Product & Transportation Design
    • 2008 - 2009
  • Politecnico di Milano

    • Master Degree Product Design
    • 2006 - 2008
  • Politecnico di Milano

    • Bachelor Degree Product Design
    • 2003 - 2006

Specialties

Awards

2013: Jamco International Design Award / First Prize 2012: LG Mobile Design Competition / Grand Prize 2011: Comieco Design for Expo 2013 / Finalist 2011: Fujitsu Design Award / Finalist 2010: Toyota Kyushu Card Design Award / Finalist 2010: Dyson Design Award / Finalist

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