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Hong Kong

Date: December 3 · 2015

December 3 · 2015

Introduction

On Thursday 3rd December, Roca organised the first international edition of the Roca One Day Design Challenge, within the framework of Business of Design Week. The competition was held at the PMQ creative space in Hong Kong.

There were a total of 126 participants in Hong Kong who, in just eight hours, tackled the challenge of designing bathroom products that fulfils the needs of the multigenerational household.

After a long day’s work, the Jury decided to award the top prize to the project Warm Carpet by Ho Yuk Wa, Poon Chun Ip and Wong Ho Yan from Listup innovation Ltd. The award-winning project - The Warm Carpet consists of a carpet and mirror surface that recognizes the family members according to the footprint and creates a modern bathroom experience with mobile App. “It is a connection point between all bathroom products, integrating technology with ordinary and unconventional household materials, which makes integration between usual house atmosphere with some innovative device.” It is presented by Carlos Velázquez from Roca Sanitario, S.A.

The second prize went to the project Trans-basin by designers Leung Hoi Ki from Panorama and Lam Chi Ngai from CL3 Architects who designed a magnet movable basin. This movable basin works like as a big magnet which can fulfil the needs from different age group with flexibility. Lastly, the Jury awarded the third prize to project LUMM by Ung Wai Lun, Yuen Fun and Lai Hin Chun from Deft. This project aimed to avoid getting injury in scalding bath. It consisted of a multi-functional showerhead with anti-slip grip, it can display the temperature of the water meanwhile can also emit some warning sound if reaching dangerous temperature.

Awarded projects

Winner

Warm Carpet

Poon Chun Ip

Ho Yuk Wa

Wong Ho Yan

1st runner up

Trans-Basin

Leung Hoi Ki

Roy-lam

2nd runner up

Lumm

Lai Hin Chun

Yuen Fun

Norman Ung

Rotan

Yuk Lun Xanxus Kwan

Pak Hin Joe Mak

Shek Yeung Sunny Lai

Inflatable Shower Pod Wall System

Zion Tik Chun Chan

Jury

Anthony Chan

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Anthony Chan

President of 'Hong Kong Interior Design Association'.

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Chi Wing Lee

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Chi Wing Lee

Founder 'Milk Design Ltd.'.

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Dr. Edmund Lee

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Dr. Edmund Lee

Executive director of 'Hong Kong Design Centre'.

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Eisuke Tachikawa

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Eisuke Tachikawa

Founder ‘Nosigner’.

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Xavier Torras

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Xavier Torras

Brand Communications Director of Roca and Director of the We Are Water Foundation since its creation in 2010. He has developed his professional career in the fields of marketing, business strategy and communication.

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Andrea Ponti

Andrea Ponti (born in 1985 in Cagliari, Italy) is an Italian designer specializing in product design. Since 2013 he has lived in Hong Kong, where he founded Ponti Design Studio. After graduating in product design from the Politecnico of Milan, Italy in 2006, Ponti lived seven years in Japan. As a researcher with Kyushu University, he was on various internship programs with leading Japanese companies including Honda Motors and Mitsubishi Electric. Currently, Ponti designs for various global companies such as Panasonic, Philips and Samsonite. He also collaborates with numerous start-ups in Europe and America. His projects are featured in leading international design media.

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