Sonny Lim is an industrial designer with 15 years of experience working with some of the biggest brands in the world on numerous strategic design projects. The companies he worked for include Adidas, BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce, Sony-Ericsson, HP, Philips, Sennheiser and NeilPryde Bikes.
As Senior Lead Designer & Design Manager at Dell, Lim draws upon a deep knowledge of expertise to formulate innovative strategic design approaches and to create meaningful innovations. Lim has been featured in publications such as Wallpaper*, Monocle, Axis, Dwell, FORM, Road & Track and the Business Times.
His designs have been internationally recognised by multiple awards: Singapore President’s Design Award, Good Design Award - Chicago Athenaeum, Design for Asia Gold Award, iF Design and Red Dot Awards.
1995 - Honorable mention IBM Leonardo da Vinci-Award
1996 - SONY Interface Design Award. As part of Team 41 with: Sven Peeze Binkhorst & Stijn Grove.
1997 - Honeywell Futurist Competition ’97. Vision on technological and social development in the next 25 years in the form of a written essay.
1998 - Laudatio ’98 Award – Leolux easy chair, prototype exhibited on the International furniture fair Interieur ’98 in Kortrijk (Belgium).
1999 - Honorable mention New Designers Award 1999 - Breadbin designcompetition
2000 - Selected for the United Arts of Europe project sponsored by Opel GM
2001 - Honorable mention ALESSI CRE.O.LA ilnomade competition - http://creola.alessi.com/
2001 - Special award OPUS eyewear designcompetition by Yukisaburo Watanabe - http://www.opus-award.com/en/2001.html
2002 - Winner Mobile Vision Competition (Essay) organised by Nokia - http://thefeaturearchives.com/topic/Archive/Top_5_Mobile_Vision_Competition_Entries.html
2002 - Graduationproject selected for exhibition 'Product Magic 2002' at the university - http://www.productmagic.nl/
2010 - President's Design Award Singapore
2011 - iF Design & Red Dot Awards
2011 - President's Design Award Singapore
2011 - Design for Asia Gold Award
2011 - GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2011 - Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
2012 - ISPO BRANDNEW Awards - Winner Footwear - http://en.ispo-brandnew.com/Winner.html
2012 - President's Design Award Singapore