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About Brian Lee, Benny Leong & Ada Chan : Brian Lee, studied Industrial Design at School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, are interested in questioning and exploring both traditional and contemporary furniture, product & spatial design. He attempts to blend cultural value, craftsmanship and real life’s constraint into design which aims at better the societal and natural environment for most stakeholders who could have new insight and appreciation to nature, materials, artifacts and sustainable living. In 2002, Brian found JOINEUR with with Denise Chan and other partners which becomes a renowned contemporary furniture retail chain store implementing traditional Chinese wooden joints technique, Chinese aesthetic and contemporary lifestyle into furniture industry in Hong Kong and China. Recently they are also active in promoting design thinking and indigenous craftsmanship, and initiating various social innovation projects and workshops for local communities. Meanwhile, they curates multiple community art and public design projects commissioned by local government.
STATEMENT OF ART:
We design, so to put ourself in process of shaping meaningful form, beautiful life and interesting thoughts with others.

ORGANIZATION:
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

EDUCATION:
BA(Hons) in Industrial Design; MA in Design

EXPERIENCE:
School fo Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 2006

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2015, "Active Aging Gracefully- Pilot Design Exploration on Elderly-centered Furniture", Technologies For Smart Ageing City Exhibition, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Senior Citizen Home Safety Association/ Hong Kong.
2011, "Collective- Current Community Design Works in Hong Kong", Wan Chai Visual Archive, Wan Chai/ Hong Kong.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2009, "Design for Sustainable Lifestyle- sustainable product design initiatives", 2nd Riga International Young Designers Biennial ECO design, Design Information Center, Riga city exhibition hall Riga Art Space, With Benny Leong, Riga/ Latvia.
2008, "In Search of Social Innovation: Revitalizing Marginalized Wisdom- Wooden Cart Project. Inaugural Exhibition, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, With Yau Kee, Kowloon/ Hong Kong.
2006, "Better Living- Product Design Contributes", HK Design Series Exhibition IV. Hong Kong Heritage Museum, With Denise Chan, Shatin/ Hong Kong.

EVENTS:
2013, "Detour Tram: Classroom. Detour Matters- From Micortopias To Social Innovation", Detour 2013, Hong Kong Design Centre/ Hong Kong.
2013, "World of Women Workers", Oi!- Oil Street Art Space, Art Promotion Office of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong Government/ Hong Kong.

AWARDS:
2016, Honorable Mention, 9th International Design Award (IDA Awards) in outdoor & exercise equipment group, USA
2015, Iron A' Design Award in Street Furniture Design Award, A’ Design Award & Competition, Italy

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2010, “SPDI-Sustainable Product Design Initiative”, Green Living, Good Life section, Ming Pao Weekly, Hong Kong.
2007, “Craftsman x designer”, Ming Pao Weekly, Hong Kong.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
2013, "Park seating furniture design in Hong Kong: a case study of inclusive design and its relation to user interaction", Include Asia, ISBN 978-1-907342-70-7.

BOOKS:
2017, "The Internet of Life: Changing Lifestyles and Sustainable Values in Fast‐developing China and India", In: Rachel Beth Egenhoefer. Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design, Routledge; pp.263-280, ISBN: 978-1-138650-17-6.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (Advanced), Chinese (Native)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe CC, Advanced
AutoCAD, Advanced
Autodesk Alias, Intermediate
Autodesk Maya, Intermediate
Microsoft Office, Advanced

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2009, Professional Member, IDSHK, Hong Kong
2014, Fellow Member, IDSHK, Hong Kong

HOBBIES:
Exploring & crafting new ideas, reading, cooking etc.

WEB SITE:
http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/meet-our-staff/brian
lee

REGISTRATION DATE:
2014-04-29 20:33:43

COUNTRY:
Hong Kong

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Brian Lee, Benny Leong & Ada Chan


Living Inside-Out Public Park Furniture

A' Design Award Winner for Street Furniture Design Category in 2014
Denise Chan & Brian Lee for Art Promotion Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, The Government of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Lamb Interactive Playful Lamp

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category in 2017
Brian Lee and Benny Leong for Integrated Centre On Addiction Prevention and Treatment of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals in Hong Kong

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