IAI Design Award 2019 - The jury
Michael Young(United Kingdom)

Member of the IAI  Design Award Academic Committee and member of the APDF International Council

Michael Young is an internationally renowned British designer who founded Michael Young Studio (MYS) in the UK in 1994. After working in the UK and Iceland for a decade, he was attracted to Asia for his passion for advanced manufacturing technology and opened a studio in Hong Kong in 2006.

Today MYS Studio is recognised as one of the most exciting and powerful design companies in Asia. The studio focuses on exploring the unique technological potential to create contemporary designs that reflect the times, and constantly challenging the boundaries of experimental design.

Michael Young is known in the industry as a complex minimalist. His elegant, exquisite and succinct design aesthetics are favoured by international awards, and his works are collected by prestigious museums and galleries, including Louvre Museum, The Centre Pompidou and Victoria & Albert Museum.

It is design as Industrial Art that interests me, not just as a limited edition, but on a scale of mass production- Michael Young

Michael Young Studio

The studio brings together creative talents from around the world. It consists of professional designers who specialises in industrial design, digital design, art crafts, design research, and business strategy. We help worldwide brands identifying unique possibilities to establish brand image through iconic products.

27 years experiences in design and art field

2 studios currently in Hong Kong & Brussel. Shenzhen studio will open in 2019

6 design fields including Furniture Design, Product Design, Spatial Design, Limited Edition, Design Strategy and Creative Direction

Select awards

2019  Design Anthologhy, Finalists, Templates Watch

2017  Red Dot Award, Winner, LessThanFive Chair

2017  iF Award, Gold Award, LessThanFive Chair

2017  iF Award, Gold Award, Master Series Michael Young Watch

2017  Good Design Award, Gold Winner, Clipsal Iconic

2016  Red Dot Award, Product Design, Jougor MY Faucet

2013  D&AD Award, Product Design, EOQ

2012  Red Dot award, Oregon Scientific RA900

2009  Wallpaper Design Award, Best of dining chair, Coen Chair

2009  Eurobike Awards, Winner, City Speed

2007  Red Dot Award, City Storm

Select exhibition

2019  Art Palm Springs, Gallery All

2019  Stockholm Furniture Fair Offecct

2019  Maison & Objet, Zens

2018  Biennale Interieur, Limited Edition

2018  Mondial Paris, Moke

2018  Design Miami, Gallery All

2018  Victoria and Albert Museum Shenzhen, Craft: The Reset

2018  Design Shanghai, Gorbon

2017  100% Design London, Gufram

2016  CID Grand Hornu Belgium a(l)l : Work in Aluminium

2015  Milan Design Week, WonderGlass

2015  Fog Design + Art San Francisco Metal Rock Collection + Hex collection for Hedge Gallery

2013  Beijing Design Week Public Toilet Concept in Peoples Square

2012  Designjunction London, EOQ

2010  Corian Design Studio, Shanghai

2010  Frieze Art Fair, Zipte Link Installation

2009  HK International Art Fair, Zipte Link

2009  Designfunktion Vienna, Work in China

2005  Established & Sons, Milan

2000  Magis Palermo Installation, Sicily

1999  Reykavik Art Museum, Design at the Reykavik Art Museum

1998  Truman’s Show, Cappellini

1992  London Crafts Council, Works of Steel


2018 The Design Prize (IT) Jury,

2018 Launch Pad Award (SG/AU) Jury,

2018 Design Intelligence Award (CN) Jury,

2018 Design Trust (HK) Forum Guest Advisor

2018 Design Shanghai (CN) KOHLER Shanghai Design, Forum Keynote Speaker,

2018 124th Canton Fair (CN) Keynote Speaker,

2018 The University of Montreal (CA) Visiting Lecturer

2016 Business Of Design Week (HK) Keynote Speaker

2013-2014 Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK) Visiting Tutor

2013 iF Design Award (DE) Jury

2012 école cantonale dart de Lausanne (CH) Visiting Tutor,

2012 100% Design Shanghai (CN) Creative Director

2010 iF Design Award (DE) Jury

2008 100% Design Tokyo (JP) Creative Director

2002 Kortrijk Design Biennale (BE) Guest of Honour

Select clients

Partial Work Appreciation

Moke SUV

Woven Image Acoustic Wall Panel

Wireless Speaker

Xijia Mechanical Watch

PXR5 Watch

Schneider Switch

Giant Bicycle

Luggage Bag

Wear It Portable Bluetooth Speaker

"Young" Sofa And Lounge Chair


Itara Aluminum Wall Shelf

Philosophy—Bamboo and Bamboo Lantern Series

LessThan Five Chair

Homune Dining Table


Concave Space—MY Series

Flower — Orzone

Concave Space—MY Dynasty Series


Time Value-Wall Clock

Zipte Link

Beijing Public Toilet Design

KEF Showroom Design

Metal Rock x V.V Gallery