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Managing Director | Ponti Design Studio Ltd.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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. Awards: 2017: IF Design Award, Matrix Powerwatch 2016: Good Design Award (Japan), Ommo Diga 2016: Good Design Award (Japan), Ommo Torus 2015: Red Dot Design Award, Philips HTL7140B* 2015: 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 2012: Shortlisted at Fujitsu Design Competition, Tokyo, Japan 2010: Shortlisted at Toyota Kyushu Design Competition, Fukuoka, Japan 2010: Shortlisted at Comieco Design Contest, Milan, Italy 2010: Shortlisted at Dyson Design Award, Milan, Italy *awarded to Gibson Innovations