Italy ／ Product Design
Andrea Ponti 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 Japanese design masters Toshiyuki Kita, Chiaki Murata and Junzo Yamashita. Ponti has organized numerous exhibitions 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 design awards, including the iF Design Award, Red Dot Design Award, Good Design Award from Japan and LG Mobile Design Award. Currently, Ponti designs for various global companies such as Panasonic, Philips and Samsonite. He also collaborates with numerous start-ups from North America, Asia and Europe. His projects are featured in leading international design media.