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YU ZHIGANG

Industrial Designer

Follow the nature, allow the release of free inspiration, create a space for spiritual longing.

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resume

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sxc

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box up

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food filter

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e-spanner

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upside down

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pastoral song

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ceramic radio

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streetlight

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air purifier

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reindeer chair

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citroĂŤn avenir

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up spring

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midea hemisphere

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Personal Information Full Name Italian Name Gender Date of Birth Place of Birth Nationality Address Mobile Phone E-mail Coroflot

Zhigang Yu Giulio Male 30/09/1989 Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China Chinese Via Edoardo Bassini 39, 20134 Milan, Italy (+39) 3333567307 1025312725@qq.com http://www.coroflot.com/Beihai

Education Experience Dates Qualification Awarded University

22/10/2012 - 31/12/2013 Master Degree in Industrial Design Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD | Milan, Italy

Dates Qualification Awarded Graduation Design University

01/09/2008 - 28/06/2012 Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design Personal Transportation Design - CitroĂŤn Avenir School of Design, Jiangnan University | Wuxi, China

Dates Qualification Awarded Programme University

25/07/2011 - 19/08/2011 Certificate of Summer School International Design & Development (IDD) 2011 Copenhagen University College of Engineering | Copenhagen, Denmark

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Professional Experience Dates Occupational Skills Covered Company

02/09/2013 - 22/11/2013 Internship Navone Associati | Milan, Italy

Dates Occupational Skills Covered Organizers

05/07/2010 - 17/07/2010 Workshop School of Design, Jiangnan University | Wuxi, China Copenhagen University College of Engineering (IHK) | Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates Occupational Skills Covered Company

02/06/2010 - 12/07/2010 Collaborator Ship Science Research Center | Wuxi, China

Dates Occupational Skills Covered Organizer

24/12/2009 - 31/12/2009 Workshop Prof. Tom Loeser

Dates Occupational Skills Covered Company

08/10/2009 - 20/12/2009 Collaborator Wuxi Hodgen Technology Co,. Ltd | Wuxi, China

Dates Occupational Skills Covered Company

29/06/2009 - 31/07/2009 Internship TJ Innova Engineering & Technology Co,. Ltd | Wuxi, China

Design Interests & Competences Design Interests

Home Product & Furniture Design, Design Culture & Strategy

Computer Skills

Pro-Engineer, Rhinoceros 3D, Bunkspeed HyperShot, Keyshot, V-Ray, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere, CorelDraw, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office

Language Level

Chinese (native), English (advanced), Italian (beginner)

Others

Painting, Photograph

Awards & Honors 06/2012 11/2011 09/2011 04/2011 11/2010

The Best Graduation Design Honorable Prize Red Dot Award Finalist The Third Prize

09/2010 Two Certificates of Design Patent 09/2010 The Third Prize 05/2010 Finalist 09/2009 Honorable Prize

School of Design, Jiangnan University | Wuxi, China 14th National University Student Master Designer (China) 2011 red dot award: design concept (Germany) 2011 International Design Excellence Award IDEA (America) 2010 "Yiwu Innovation Park" Global Commodity Design Award (China) Certificate of Design Patent (China) The 2nd Midea "Meici Cup" Electromagnetic Product Design Competition (China) Just For Life - "HuntKey Cup" the 4th Industrial Creative Design Award (China) Think Design 2009 "Extech Cup" Industrial Design Contest Award (China) 04 |

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1998 - 2001 learned Chinese painting

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be borned, meet the world

had the first scar when playing swing

went to kindergarten fell in love with painting

1996 - 2008 primary school junior middle school senior high school

09. 2008 started college life in School of Design, Jiangnan University | Wuxi, China

Follow the nature, allow the release of free inspiration, create a space for spiritual longing The pursuit of beauty drives me fascinated in design. For me, beauty itself could be achieved in various forms, not only appearance but also function, technology, hunmanity, culture and the most importantly - thinking.

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07. 2009 as an intern at Car Dsign Center | Wuxi, China

2009 12. 2009 participated in Tom Loeser Workshop

04. 2011 2011 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) Finalist

2010 07. 2010 participated in workshop with students from IHK

2011 07 - 08. 2011 Copenhagen University College of Engineering (IHK) Summer School

2012 - 2013 started Master's course in Industrial Design Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD | Milan, Italy

09. 2011 won 2011 red dot award: design concept

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â…  SXC

Team Work

This is the project for Industrial Design Lab 1 which is a degree programme in Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD, Milan, Italy and cooperate with the partner company IRSAP.

Focus on subconscious behaviors and details of people's life.

Designed a series of radiators.

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Designers: Zhigang Yu, Bo Zhang Tutor: Prof. Robin Rizzini 29/10/2012 - 04/03/2013

People meet friends, watch TV or just have a rest in their living room. So living room always provides people a leisure space. In this case, one thing we think about is the atmosphere in this space. Sometimes, psychologically peopl just need nice atmosphere like beautiful light, so we combine atmosphere light with the radiator.

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Actually people need to hang something like clothes, towel in bathroom especially when they take a shower. Here is the radiator for bathtoom, there are no hooks but you can also hang what you want, as from the subconscious perspective, users immediately know it is used for hanging as soon as they see the circle with a gap.

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Bedroom is another important function area - sleeping. During sleep, time is still very necessary. Sometimes people may also open their eyes to see the time which even is just a subconscious behavior. If there is a clock on the wall, and can be seen the time clearly even in the dark that will be really convenient. We use the hole to make the clock, and use LED lamp beads to show the time.

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â…Ą BOX UP

Team Work

This is the project for Industrial Design Lab 3 which is a degree programme in Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD, Milan, Italy and cooperate with the partner company MOGG.

Not only introduce a new way of usage but also tell a story behind it in a more provocative even kind of punk way.

This work received high evaluation from MOGG.

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Designers: Dario Costa, Zhigang Yu, Alican Faydali Tutor: Prof. Nicola Galbiati 06/06/2013 - 23/07/2013

We believe that every product exist with its own manifest, strong or not, always there is some words lying behind each designed object. By inspiring this fact, we want to design a product not only introducing a new way of usage but also telling a story behind it in a more provocative even kind of punk way. To have this effect, we use stencils, explaining different kind of human reactions mostly against politics, system, or life itself. At this moment we are also inspired from the language of street art and the street movements that nowadays arising all over the world against governments.

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â…˘ FOOD FILTER

Individual Work

This is the work for 2011 red dot award: design concept.

Food Filter is a flexible straining implement that brings ease and convenience to the separation of solid and liquid foods.

This work won 2011 red dot award: design concept.

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Designer: Zhigang Yu 10/05/2011 - 19/06/2011

In the kitchen, there often arises the need to separate solid food from liquid. This task usually requires two implements and two hands - one to hold the container being poured from and one to hold a strainer. The typical strainer easily catches solid food with its mesh while liquid is poured away. However, extracting the liquid from a hot saucepan, for example, can easily lead to spills and splashes of hot liquid on one’s hands.

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Food Filter is a convenient straining tool made with silica gel. This flexible implement can be firmly fitted to the edge of a container of any shape. It allows liquid to pass through while solids are retained in the container.

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Before Use

In Use

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â…Ł E-SPANNER

Team Work

This is the work for 2011 International Design Excellence Award IDEA.

E-Spanner allows us a longer lever to move the stubborn nuts.

This work won 2011 International Design Excellence Award IDEA Finalist.

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Designers: Peng Jia, Zhigang Yu, Changfu Lv, Lin Zhu, Jianjun Fan 20/06/2010 - 14/01/2011

Sometimes it takes us great effort to screw and even without effect by a common wrench. But can we lengthen its arm of force? So we did. Now it becomes a retractable and adjustable wrench. It allows us a longer lever to move the stubborn nuts, and also lengthens our "arms" to move nuts placed high or in narrow gaps.

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Normal Mode Wrench under normal usage, more arduous.

Labor-saving Mode Pull out a wrench arm extended handle, more effort.

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Ⅴ UPSIDE DOWN

Team Work

This is the work for 2013 Lissone Design Award.

Inspiration comes from the fine art of mixing drinks, try a new design for ritual of food.

This design is a very interesting process, just like the title “An Italian Ritual Upside Down”.

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Designers: Zhigang Yu, Dario Costa 01/10/2013 - 22/10/2013

Upside Down is a convenient appliance for cocktail and solid food, the shape just likes a kind of Old Fashioned glass which is short and round with straight sides, perfect for drinks served on the rocks. Our glass is totally 124 mm high with upper and lower parts, like Old Fashioned glass, the drinking part has 350 ml capacity, and the other part is for solid food, such as nuts, chips, pretzels, olives etc. Upside Down can be used in both public and private home. When in public, like a bar, the glass just be used in normal way, the upper part can serve different cocktails while the lower half can be used to serve solid foods.

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When in private home, by using Upside Down we can also make cocktail by ourselves even without professional appliances. Depending on the ratio of different cocktails, we design several cylinder molds for that. Put one mold into the glass, then pour different drinks into corresponding partition, finally just remove the mold, a glass of nice cocktail is done, and the same time we do a ritual of food.

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â…Ľ PASTORAL SONG

Individual Work

This is the work for Research and Study on Folk Art which is a degree programme in School of Design, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China.

After a fantastic journey I realized that I had a lot to trace back.

It was displayed on School Course Exhibition.

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Designer: Zhigang Yu Tutor: Prof. Tao Zhang 10/09/2010 - 30/11/2010

As one part of China, Inner Mongolia has its own unique culture. After a fantastic journey there I know a lot about Mongolian nomadic life, like Mongolian yurts, totems, traditional costumes etc. Especially I found that Mongols could not live without liquor, because of their habit and character. So drink set has become their important appliance, for example there are lots of nice traditional liquor pots.

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Inspiration comes from ox horn, the unique shape may remind people of Inner Mongolian culture during drinking liquor. All the products are made of ceramic - white and clean that can bring us fresh and natural feeling. As Mongols prefer one-time finished a cup of liquor, particularly with my small cup you have to do the same thing just like Mongols, because these cups can not stand firmly.

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â…Ś CERAMIC RADIO

Individual Work

This is the work for Product Semantics Design which is a degree programme in School of Design, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China.

Seek the beauty of blue and white porcelain and put the elements into radio design.

This work received high evaluation from tutor.

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Designer: Zhigang Yu Tutor: Prof. Ming Cao 01/12/2010 - 30/12/2010

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I put typical elements of blue and white porcelain into a radio design, and endowed radio with new product semantic - traditional culture. Use ceramic this kind of material, with blue and white patterns, radio - a general product becomes much more elegant. On the top of the radio, is the operator panel and trumpet. Especially the panel is made of acrylic, just like water waves.

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â…§ S TREETLIGHT

Individual Work

This is the work for Public Facilities Design which is a elective programme in School of Design, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China.

Designed a streetlight for scenic area of ancient canal in my hometown Wuxi, China.

This work got high mark in this course.

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Designer: Zhigang Yu Tutor: Prof. Rong Deng 10/12/2010 - 10/01/2011

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Weather Resistant

Easy Installation

Warm Light

Frosted Glass

Inspiration comes from the roof of South China architecture, and design a streetlight with characteristics of Yangtze River Delta for my hometown - Wuxi. The main part of the light is made of redwood and the top part just looks like the traditional roof - elegant and beautiful.

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â…¨ A IR PURIFIER

Team Work

This is the work for Product Development Design which is a degree programme in School of Design, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China.

We developed a new household cleaning product - an air purifier for shoe cabinet.

This work received high evaluation from the partner company ECOVACS.

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Designers: Zhigang Yu, Chao Chen Tutor: Prof. Rong Deng 8/05/2011 - 20/07/2011

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Shoe cabinet always produces peculiar smell which makes people very uncomfortable and feel disgusting. So depends on the technology of nowadays household cleaning product, we developed a new product for air cleaning of shoe cabinet.

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Operating Mode

Operating Mode

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Charging Mode

Charging Mode

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Antib UV Light Sterilization Network

Outlet Sterilization

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Antibacterial Air Intake Grille

bacterial Wind Wheel

Activated Carbon Network

HEPA Network

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â…Š REINDEER CHAIR

Individual Work

This is the work for Furniture Design which is a degree programme in School of Design, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China.

Beautiful reindeer give me inspiration, thank them.

This work got the highest mark in this course.

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Designer: Zhigang Yu Tutor: Prof. Yan Chen 15/05/2011 - 30/07/2011

Inspiration comes from the nice antlers of reindeer, the comes out this kind of shape for the chair. It is made of white oak, and particularly there is the shelf under the sitting part used for placing newspapers and magazines, and just pull it out when you need to use.

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竇ェ CITROテ起 AVENIR

Team Work

This is the graduation design for School of Design, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China.

Personal transportation design - rethink the relationship among man, car and city.

This design won 2012 The Best Graduation Design in School of Design, Jiangnan Ubiversity, Wuxi, China.

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Designers: Zhigang Yu, Changfu Lv Tutor: Prof. Ming Cao 30/12/2011 - 10/06/2012

With the development of society and growing urban population, urban geographic patterns change constantly. Especially into the automotive society, people's demand for car increases a lot, and in the near future, just like mobile phone, each person has a car. However it has caused serious problems, like urban traffic congestion, environmental pollution etc. According to the survey, the average passenger capacity of family car is only 1.7 people, which is a serious waste of space. In order to solve the urban commute problems, we need to rethink the relationship among man, car and city, and design practical future personal transportation.

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Our final target positioning - thirty to forty-year-old people who already have 1-2 cars and have strong purchasing power, and also advanced idea. CitroĂŤn Avenir - electric vechicle, is coexistence of elegance and vitality, giving a kind of amiable feeling, as it is lightweight design with good quality and fashion sense. It can carry 2 people, and like a family car, it has all the basic configuration and practical functions. From the front face, smooth connecting with logo, chrome accessories, LED headlights etc, the pattern shows a sense of science and technology.

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Exposed institution is easy to be repaired and maintained. The form of open wheel is different from the ordinary ones, making the overall vehicle more lightweight. CitroĂŤn Avenir uses double sliding doors design, and the double-layer twist wheels enhance the visual impact, while the pattern on the vehicle roof improve the amiable sense.

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Science and technology is the principle of interior design. CitroĂŤn Avenir changes light into art, blue LED lighting combination creates charming atmosphere, precise and tough mechanical design is embedded in the overall elegant environment. Interior planning, good utilization of space is the essence of CitroĂŤn Avenir. The layout uses dislocation of double seats design, and the chair can be folded when storing items.

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1. Auxiliary Control Subsystem 2. Main Energy Subsystem 3. Electronic Drive Subsystem

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â…Ť UP SPRING

Team Work

This is the work for 14th National University Student Master Designer Award.

Now it is possible that we can transform mechanical energy into electrical energy.

This design won 14th National University Student Master Designer Award: Honorable Prize.

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Designers: Zhigang Yu, Chao Chen, Changfu Lv 10/09/2011 - 06/10/2011

Switch

Rubber Handle

LED Light

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Up Spring is a dog chain with mechanical spring power generation system inside. Due to dog pulling it can transform the mechanical energy into electronic energy which can be saved while walking dog. Then we can use it to illuminate and lead road when taking dog for a walk at night.

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When walking dog, the dog always runs around and pulls the dog chain.

The mechanical spring repeats contraction and elongation, the same time it transforms the mechanical energy into electrical energy which can be stored.

When at night or in the dark, just press the switch and turn on the LED light.

Then you will get brighter and more confortable environment and enjoy a new experience while walking dog.

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LED Light

Magnet N

Mechanical Spring Electromagnetic Coil

Capacitor

Magnet S

Mechanical Spring Is Stretched

As dog pulls the dog chain, the mechanical spring inside will repeat contraction and elongation. In this case, the electromagnetic coil does the movement of magnetic induction lines cutting, then it can generate the electrical energy which is stored in the capacitor and be used for LED light.

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ⅩⅢ MIDEA HEMISPHERE

Team Work

This is the work for The 2nd Midea "Meici Cup" Electromagnetic Product Design Competition.

Electromagnetic cooker design, try a new kind of heating mode.

This design won the Third Prize - The 2nd Midea "Meici Cup" Electromagnetic Product Design Competition.

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Designers: Zhigang Yu, Changfu Lv, Lin Zhu 20/06/2010 - 11/07/2010

We designed a electromagnetic cooker which is more low-carbon and environmental. It is a kind of inner concave and spherical electromagnetic cooker, and the heating part can be all around the container which is more efficient when cooking. Of course we keep the traditional heating mode, so it is divided into two parts, with sliding design.

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Built-sphere Pot in Electromagnetic Cooker

Electromagnetic Cooker Shell

Electromagnetic Induction Coil

Heating Plate

Bottom Fixed Rims

Heating Zone

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Photograph by Zhigang Yu, Denmark, 2011

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Zhigang Yu Portfolio 2008 - 2013