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Shanghai (China)

Date: December 8 · 2018

December 8 · 2018


On December 8, the second edition of the One Day Design Challenge was held in Shanghai. This competition consolidates its presence in China, having been held in 3 different cities in 2018.

For this occasion, the challenge was to redesign the toilet for babies and children in pre-school age. The proposal had to facilitate the learning of kids by providing an easy, comfortable and safe use of the WC solution for them.

"Taller" was the winning proposal of the first prize. Designed by Jiaying Li, Anyi Lyo and Ruiheng Yan, it was a WC whose bottom could be moved to fit the height of anyone, including the smallest of the house. "Shape Memory Toilet" designed by Qian Xu and Qingdi Xiong was the winner of the second prize. This proposal, accompanied by a step for the kids, is characterized by having an adjustable seat according to the size of the user. The third prize was for the group of designers composed by Jiaquing Zhao, Qihang Pu, and Xihan Yu. "Slide" is a proposal of a WC with double cover to adapt to the size of older and smaller users.

The jury was made up of Jamy Yang, founder of Yang Design and a former employee in Siemens' Munich; Min Wang, Professor at China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing and Chair Professor at Tongji University College of Design and Innovation; Ray Chou, a founder and creative director of Vermilion Zhou Design Group; Ying Zhao, New Business Director of AD China; and Emilio Salazar, Managing Director of Roca China.

Awarded projects



Jamy Yang

A former employee in Siemens’ Munich design headquarter, Jamy Yang received a master’s degree in Industrial Design from Germany. Jamy’s design dedication has brought him international recognition, hundreds of design awards including Red Dot, iF, G-Mark, IDEA and DFA Silver, etc. He has been listed as “Top Influential Chinese Designer” on Forbes.

He founded YANG DESIGN in 2005, today the most forward-thinking design consultancy in China. With a combination of German logic thinking and Chinese humanistic spirit, Jamy has formed his own design philosophy and become partner with renowned global brands including Boeing, Audi, Bosch, NATUZZI, Coke Cola, Steelcase, Issey Miyake and Swatch.



Min Wang

Min Wang is DeTao Master and partner at De Boer & Wang Studio in Shanghai. Min is a Professor at China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing and Chair Professor at Tongji University College of Design and Innovation, and he is Vice Chair of CAFA’s Academic Committee.



Ray Chou

Founder of Vermilion Zhou Design Group / Creative Director.

After receiving the M.A degree at University Politécnica de Catalunya, Kuang Ming (Ray) Chou and Vera Chu co-founded Vermilion Zhou Design Group in Shanghai since 2002. While studiedin Spain, Ray was deeply influenced by European culture. However, his design is informed by a blend of Western logical thinking and the pursuit of the Eastern lifestyle. "Always starts with people, and provide them a better lifestyle", which is main concept of Ray's design.



Ying Zhao

Ying Zhao, joins Conde Nast China as Sales Director and Publisher in 2006. In September 2017, she became New Business Development Director of AD China. In September 2018, she was promoted Publisher and New business director of AD China.



Emilio Salazar

General Manager of Roca China, Emilio Salazar is in charge of Roca’s strategic development, including its marketing, brand building, and Roca Galleries. He is responsible for the marketing, brand building and public relation activities in China and also the leader in Roca’s activities in terms of pro-environment, innovation, technology and design. He devotes himself to working on Roca’s idea of inheriting classics and creating a better future.

Emilio got a bachelor's degree of Industrial Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, and then gained his MBA at the Institute of Higher Business Studies.