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Michael Young (industrial designer)

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Residence  Hong Kong SAR
Nationality  British

Occupation  Industrial Designer
Name  Michael Young
Michael Young (industrial designer)
Born  23 August 1966Sunderland, England

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Michael Young (born 23 August 1966) is a British industrial designer based in Hong Kong. He works in the areas of product, furniture and interior design with studios in Hong Kong and Brussels.


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The British born designer graduated from Kingston University in 1992. Early in his career, he worked with the designer Tom Dixon in London. In 1994 he started his own studio and operated in England, Iceland, Taiwan before settling in Hong Kong in 2006. Sir Terrance Conran selected Young as the Most Inspirational British Designer (1997).

Young designs a wide variety of objects such as headphones, glassware, watches, bicycles, furniture, lighting and bags. He is interested in combining design with technical abilities of the local industry and often works directly with Chinese manufacturers and industrialists. Throughout his career, he worked with clients such as Coca-Cola, Bacardi, Cappellini, Cathay Pacific, Giant Bicycles, Magis and George Jensen and Trussardi.

Young has been the Creative Director for 100% Design Shanghai (2010, 2011, 2012), Prior to that he was the Creative Director for 100% Design Tokyo (2008) and Creative Director of the Asian Aerospace show (2009). His work has been exhibited in the Pompidou Museum and the Louvre Museum in Paris, Design Museum in London and solo exhibitions in Kyoto, Miami, Hong Kong, Milan, Paris and Belgium. In 2016, some of Young's work created using aluminum was featured in an exhibit at Grand Hornu in Belgium.


  • Silver Award at the 2014 NeoCon World’s Trade Fair for the LessThanFive chair, manufactured by Coalesse
  • Red Dot award 2012
  • Tokyo Good Design Award 2011
  • Red Dot Award 2010
  • Red Dot Award 2009
  • Best of dining chair by Wallpaper Design Award 2009
  • Winner of Eurobike Awards 2008
  • Publications

  • Works in China by John Heskett 2011
  • 100 New designs and where to find them (Laurence King Publishing, 2010)
  • Design Now! (TACHEN 2007)
  • Desire, the shape of things to come (Gastalen, 2008)
  • Modern Furniture, 150 years of design (Trandem Verlag GmbH, 2009)
  • References

    Michael Young (industrial designer) Wikipedia

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