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.

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 Li-shung is a 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
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