2019 / Design For Society / Design for Society / Professional

Twelve-swing Donut

  • Prizes
    Gold in Design for Society/Design for Society
  • Company
    STUDIO MEHH, Hong Kong
  • Lead Designer
    Wyan Yeung Li-shung
  • Project Link
The Twelve-swing Donut highlights the relationship between human dynamics and light. Situated against the bustling backdrop of Hong Kong’s urban landscape, the circle of swings invites metropolitans and people from all walks of life to come, interact with the structure, and play. At night, LEDs illuminate the ground below the seats––changing colours depending on the position of its sway. The interactive device captures each rider’s motion, thereby inducing different beats and hues of light, reflecting the sentiments of each person through the rhythm of their body.

First trained as an architect at the University of Hong Kong and then educated as an arts and cultural researcher at Central Saint Martins, Wyan Yeung is an architect, multi-disciplinary maker and design educator. His interest and background are situated 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 08 Collective, 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.

Photo Credit: Studio Mehh