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Ring a life | Promise of your life,the Red dot award

On March 9, Associate Professor Li Haoyu, director of Cheung Kong Industrial Design Center of Shantou University, received a notice that his design “Ring a life” won the Red Dot Design Award in 2018.     “Ring a life” with good wishes of a promise from Shantou University, was designed by the Cheung Kong Industrial Design Center and manufactured by CHJ Jewellery, for all 2017 Shantou University graduates.925 silver was adopted for this tailored made ring and a unique student number was sculptured inside by laser cutting. The ring is designed with the design method of extending and rotating. The shape was created by growing STU from a small beginning into a mighty with a circle end. It is a precisely calculated conch cut surface. With a slight rotation, you can see the English abbreviation “STU” of Shantou University. Thanks to the 3D digital modeling technology and 3D molding machines, this design can be realized.   Supported by CHJ Jewellery, this design was appointed by Shantou University to Prof. Li Haoyu. During the design and production process, continuous support and advices were offered by STU leaders and colleagues from Student Affairs Department. With all support and help, the design of…

Xiao Ya | Ear of the home, center of the table

Gables, is called ‘cuo tou jiao’ in chaoshan dialect, meaning ear of the home. The towering and tall ‘cuo tou jiao’ is the conspicuous element of Chaoshan traditional houses, and a symbol to recognize home.     This ‘cuo tou jiao’ is the key element in Prof. Haoyu Li’s design of this salt & pepper shaker set, which makes it realized that Chaoshan people can carry part of his home wherever he is all over the world. This set contains 2 shakers, 1 shaker holder and a tissue holder, which all inspired by the Chaoshan traditional architecture elements.     The unique and traditional Chaoshan culture is reflected across its food, language and architecture. The harmonious and balance of 5 elements of gold, wood, water, fire and earth from Feng Shui is always emphasized among them, so as in the building of ‘cuo tou jiao’. A rounder and wider shape represents Gold. A rounder but straighter represents Wood. A curving wave top represents Water. A closed angle top represents Fire, and a shorter but slimmer shape represents Earth. For better functional and shaping concern, a Gold ‘cuo tou jiao’ was chose and applied in the design of 2 shakers.  …

Second Life Exhibition Space Design

Invited by 29th International FAMOUS Furniture Fair (DongGuan) Committee, I designed and joined this exhibition in March 2013, named as Second Life. Because all works showed there were re-design of existing furniture parts from my students. All materials for building the display space came from leftovers of bending plywood. The whole exhibition, not only shows different design ideas on leftover materials, but also emphasizes concepts of environmental design.

Leitz Design Competition

  Many companies and institutions in Germany will hold design competition as one of the ways to collect good design ideas. I joined one held by Leitz, a company of stationery, and won the Prize of Best Market Prospect. I was inspired by the bowl pyramid and successfully saved places during transportation. My design was put into production in commission.

3M Design Competition

Winning of 2nd Prize from 3M Design Competition is a determination and beginning of my design profession in July 2002. This design concept which comes from a simple idea of 1 plus 1 equals 2 was applied and grew into the final outcome in 3 months and beats other 125 designers from Europeans. Sticky notes and marker pens are successfully combined in this design. I also gained great experience from 2 days workshop in Neuss 3M head office and the interviews by Design Reports. This design grew into production and won great portion in German and Japanese Markets.  

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