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About Yu Hiraoka : Yu Hiraoka is a designer based in Milan. Born in 1988. After studying design in Japan, UK, and Italy, he started his freelance design career in Milan in 2013. He has collaborated with several design studios in Italy, and worked on projects for companies in Italy, Germany, USA, China, and Japan through collaborations. His original specialty is industrial design, but he has expanded his capabilities through diverse professional projects, such as interior, graphic, and art direction.
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YU HIRAOKA DESIGN

EDUCATION:
Kobe Design University | Japan | BA Product design | April 2007 - March 2011
University of Westmister | UK | Exchange student | September 2008 - June 2009
Politecnico di Milano | Italy | MSc Product Service System Design | October 2011 - July 2014

EXPERIENCE:
- Brian Sironi Design, Italy -
Product design intern | February 2013 - June 2013
- YU HIRAOKA DESIGN, Italy -
Freelance product designer | February 2013 - Present
- Triumph Design and Consulting, Italy -
Product designer | November 2013 - December 2014
- Corrado Dotti Design & Architecture, Italy -
Furniture designer | January 2015 - April 2017

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2011 | CHAOS 2011 | Haradanomori Gallery | Kobe
2012 | DESIGN ON THE ROAD | Via Tortona | Milan Design Week
2012 | UNPACKED | Cubo | Milan Design Week
2013 | Designersblock Heineken | The Magazzini | Milan Design Week
2013 | D(esign)-day | SAM Decorfabriek | Maastricht
2013 | designjunction | The Sorting Office | London Design Festival
2014 | DO UT DESIGN | HEADQUARTER | Milan Design Week
2014 | TAGLIACARTE | SaloneSatellite | Milan Design Week
2014 | Oriental Design Week | Promotrice delle Belle Arti | Turin
2015 | The Essence of Beauty | Cité du design | Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne
2015 | Oriental Design Week | 5VIE | Milan Design Week
2015 | A’ Design Award and Competition Exhibition | Ex-Chiesa di San Francesco | Como
2016 | Exposición A´Design Santander | Colegio de Arquitectos de Cantabria | Santander
2016 | A’ Design Award and Competition Exhibition | Ex-Chiesa di San Francesco | Como

AWARDS:
2012 | I migliori progetti Italiani | James Dyson Award
2012 | 1st Prize | Axis Idea Contest
2013 | Finalist | Uniteam, Injection Design Award
2013 | Special Mention | Desall Juice, Print your Creativity
2013 | Honourable Mention | Dream Bed Design Contest
2013 | Winner | It’s LIQUID International Contest 3rd Edition
2014 | Winner | Concorso IL TAGLIACARTE
2015 | Silver Prize | A' Design Award and Competition 2014-2015
2015 | Bronze Prize | A' Design Award and Competition 2014-2015
2016 | Silver Prize | A' Design Award and Competition 2014-2016

PRESS APPEARANCES:
Ålands Sjöfart, Sweden - #Nov, 2011
Limburger Newspaper, Netherlands - 25 May, 2013
The Work Style Magazine, 20 countries - #11, 2013
HOUSE TRENDS Magazine, Portugal - #49, 2013
l'Espresso - La Repubblica, Italy - 07 Apr, 2014
ELLE Decoration UK
Red Magazine, UK - #May, 2015
EKBB Magazine, UK - #July, 2015
Home&Garden Magazine, Netherlands - #Feb, 2016

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros V-ray, CINEMA 4D, AutoCAD, KeyShot

HOBBIES:
Guitar

WEB SITE:
http://www.yuhiraoka.com

RSS URL:
it.linkedin.com/pub/yu-hiraoka/39/7aa/797/en

REGISTRATION DATE:
2013-11-20 12:16:33

COUNTRY:
Italy

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Young

Awards received by Yu Hiraoka


Tre Parole Vase of Love

A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2014
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Klotz Structual Coffee Table

A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015
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Spirit Interactive Digital Camera

A' Design Award Winner for Digital and Electronic Devices Design Category in 2015
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Giochiamo Playful Shelf Unit

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2014
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Phantom Phantom Coat Rack

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2014
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Planet Without The "e" Mini Planter Set

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2014
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Phantom Ii Magical Coat Rack

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015
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Grandwizard Dj Smartphone

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Digital and Electronic Devices Design Category in 2015
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Runner-Up status designs by Yu Hiraoka


Vetita Letter Opener Pen

Runner-Up for Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design Category in 2014
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Neisa Playful Table Set

Runner-Up for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015
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