Andrea Ponti is an Italian designer specializing in product design. Since 2013 he has lived in Hong Kong where he founded Ponti Design Studio Limited. After graduating in product design from the Politecnico of Milan, Italy in 2006, Andrea lived seven years in Japan. As a researcher with Kyushu University, he was on various internship programs with leading Japanese companies including Honda, Toyota, and Mitsubishi Electric. Fascinated by rational and minimalist design, he could learn directly from some of the greatest contemporary Japanese designers such as Toshiyuki Kita, Chiaki Murata, and Junzo Yamashita. Andrea has organized many exhibits and events for the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy on the theme of product design between Italy and Japan. He has won many international prizes and awards, including first prize at LG Mobile Design Awards 2012 for the revolutionary design of a smartphone for blind people. Currently, Andrea collaborates with numerous global companies such as Philips, Gibson Innovations and Dainese, as well as local companies in Asia, Europe and North America. His projects are featured in leading international design media.