2018 / Design For Society
/ Design for Public Awareness
STUDIO MEHH, Hong Kong
Wyan Yeung Li-shung
The idea of “See-saw-sit” comes from the seesaw in our childhoods. The user must find someone to sit with you or it will lose its balance. The idea stems from the everyday life of people in the big cities, owing to the fact that most people are devoted to their smartphones regardless where they go. It seems that they have completely lost the instinct of communication and dialogue. Through this chair, we hope to bring out "Balance" and "Communication".
Bio Firstly trained as an architect at the University of Hong Kong and secondly trained as an arts and cultural researcher at Central Saint Martins, Wyan Yeung is an architect, multi-disciplinary creator and design educator. His interest and background situate at the intersection of architectural, spatial, interior, furniture and product design. As a passionate creator striving for innovation and vision, he is leading the cross-disciplinary design group STUDIO MEHH which continuously enables him to push the boundaries.
Other prizes Gold Award (2019), European Product Design Award; Honorable Mention (2019) DNA Paris Design Awards; Rose Gold Winner (2019), Muse Design Awards; Honorable Mention (2018), London International Creative Competition; Honorable Mention (2018), The Architecture MasterPrize; Silver Award (2018), European Product Design Award; Silver Award (2017), 11th Annual IDA Award; Honourable Mention (2016), 10th Annual IDA Award; “Design Hero” (2016), The 2nd HK-SZ Design Biennale, Hong Kong; Certificate of Excellence (2016), Best Pop-Up, A&D Trophy Awards 2016 (in collaboration); Honorable Mention (2016), The Innovative Youth Housing Design Competition and Construction, the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (in collaboration); Silver A’ Design Award (2015), A’ Design Award & Competition (in collaboration); Gold Prize (2013), 9th Annual IDA Award (in collaboration); Shortlisted (2012), Asia Awards 2013, Japan Design Association NPO, Japan; Selected (2011), Aarhus International Poster Show 2012, Denmark; 2nd Prize (2011), Alternative Car Park Tower Competition, AC-CA, U.K. (in collaboration); Shortlisted (2010), Fujitsu Design Award 2011, Japan (in collaboration); Winner of China Religion (2010), Tivoli Audio Global Design Challenge, U.S. Shortlisted (2009), Endangered Species Graphic Design Competition, Tokyo Designers Week, Japan; 1st Prize (2008), DWA Architects Caring for Older People Design Competition, Royal Institute of British Architects, U.K. (in collaboration); Shortlisted (2017), Nationwide Sustainable Housing Awards Student Competition, Royal Institute of British Architects, U.K.
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