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MIRO is founded by Michael and Rony in the Netherlands since 2010 and now based in Hong Kong. The collaboration started after they completed the IM masters course at Design Academy Eindhoven, with their thesis project “From Language to Design”, a universal design system for design with cultural characteristics.

MIRO’s works explore different aspects of design from crafts and industry to design systems and sustainability. They are designing and exploring design in different levels and disciplines, from 2D to objects to spatial.

Works of MIRO has been shown during Milan and Dutch Design Week, DMY Berlin and other international design exhibition and museum. Michael and Rony are both awarded Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award in 2008 and 2013 respectively. They are also lecturing and leading workshops in education institutes. MIRO also provides concepts, directions and collaborates with companies and private sectors. With recent collaborations with Vitra Design Museum (DE) and V&A (UK), including curatorial works and exhibition design, MIRO’s creativity is reflected in the form of exhibitions as well.


Exhibitions (Selection)
2017
– Here is Zine #14 Here is Shenzhen
2016
– Here is Zine · Here is Hong Kong
– Hong Kong Department Store Exhibition, HK
– Objection! Protest by Design, Designxport, DE
– Art Basel, HK | Soundscape
– Objection! Protest by Design, Vitra Design Museum, DE
2015
– The Bauhaus #itsalldesign, Vitra Design Museum, DE
– Salone del Mobile, Milan, IT | Cont-ent
– 2015 ASIA /NEXT – Poster Experimental Design Exhibition, CN/ TW/ KR
2014
– Tokyo Designers Week 2014, JP | Silver
– Wave-Form Exhibition, HK | To Beginning
– The London Design Festival 2014, UK | Silver
– Maison & Objet Paris, FR | Silver
– A Square Meter Of Sensation Exhibition, HK | Natural Phenomenon
– Shanghai Westbund Art & Design Fair, CN | Together
– The First SZ-HK Design Bi-City Biennial 2014, CN | From Language to Design, Silver
– Elephant Parade Hong Kong, HK | Happy
– Gromit Unleashed Hong Kong, HK | Go! Gromit
– Salone del Mobile, Milan/ Constant Change, IT | Inner Beauty
2013
– BODW, HK | Stools in Tones
– Detour Matters – Detour Tram, HK | the Kitchen & Bar
– Detour Matters – Central Oasis Gallery, HK | Silver
– Clockenflap, HK | Light Dome
– DMY Berlin/ Emersion – Hong Kong Designers’ Exchange, DE | Silver
2012
– Creative Ecologies+ Exhibition, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, HK | From Language to Design
– 100 years before the birth of DORAEMON Concept Expo, HK | 1/2 Doraemon
2011
– Salone del Mobile, Milan/ Design Academy Eindhoven “This Way”, IT | From Language to Design
2010
– Dutch Design Week/ Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show, NL | From Language to Design
– Dutch Design Week/ Items Graduation Selection, NL | From Language to Design
– Dutch Design Week/ Super Organism, NL | MIRO Holdall
– Inside Design Amsterdam, NL | From Language to Design
2008
– Muji Exhibtion: Reasons, HK | Bicycle Accessories
2007
– 100% Design London, UK | Fabrique
2006
– 100% Design Tokyo, JPN | Blink

Publications (Selection)
2011
– Does the world really need another chair? Source 06, NL | From Language to Design (Apr)
– Elle Decoration, NL | From Language to Design (Apr)
– Milk X Magazine, CN | From Language to Design (Mar)
2010
– Items Magazine, NL | From Language to Design (Oct )
– Elle Decoration, BE | Stools in Tones (Oct)
– Elle Wonen, NL | From Language to Design (Oct )
2008
– Milk X Magazine, HK | Bicycle Accessories (Issue 27)

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Leung Chin Pong, Michael
2008 – 2010 | Master of Design. IM conceptual design in context, Design Academy Eindhoven, NL
2001 – 2004 | BA (Hons) in Design (Industrial), Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Awards (Selection)
2014
– 40 Under 40 award by Perspective
2008
– Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award

Exhibitions (Selection)
2012
– “Give” Exhibition, Eslite, HK
– “Tian Tian Xiang Shang” Creativity-For-Community Finale Exhibition, HK | 向天上天
2011
– Hong Kong: Creative Ecologies in Hong Kong Heritage Museum, HK | Tin Tin Tin
2010
– Hong Kong + Japan: Crossing Partnership in Creativity – “Tian Tian Xiang Shang”, JP | Tin Tin Tin
– Shanghai World Expo 2010 – Hong Kong: Creative Ecologies, CN
– A Better Tomorrow – The Future Generation
2008
– Business of Design Week, HK
– SD Gallery, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
2005
– Milan Salone del Mobile, IT | Flow
2004
– Graduation Show at the Science Museum, Hong Kong | Flow

Working Experience (Selection)
2005 Apr – 2008 Jul
– Milk Design Ltd./ Feel Good Ltd., Hong Kong | Designer

Publications (Selection)
2011
– Wenweipo, HK/CN | Interview (May)
2010
-Hong Kong Creative Ecologies – The Shaping of a Design Culture, HK |
– Designing Global Choices/ Source 05, NL | Self Construct, Untitled Office Chairs, Day Light, 10 Ideas on a World Scale
– Design Magazine, CN | Interview (July)

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Chan Hoi Nap, Rony
2008 – 2010 | Master of Design. IM conceptual design in context, Design Academy Eindhoven, NL
2003 – 2006 | BA (Hons) in Design (Industrial), Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Awards (Selection)
2014
– 40 Under 40 award by Perspective
2013
– Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award 2013, Create Smart Young Design Talent Award
2007
– The Hong Kong High Achieving Student, Hong Kong
2006
– The 1st Prize in VivoCity Student Design Competition (International), Singapore | Raindrop
– School of Design Alumni Association Judges Award Scholarship, Hong Kong

Exhibitions (Selection)
2012
– “Give” Exhibition, Eslite, HK
2007
– Young Achievers’ Gallery, HK | Raindrop, Mov.things
2006
– Singapore Biennale 2006, SG | Raindrop
– Young Design Talent Show, HK | Mov.things
– Graduation Show at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design, HK | Mov.things

Working Experience (Selection)
2014 Jun – 2015 Apr
– Vitra Design Museum, Germany | Curatorial Intern
2006 Nov – 2008 Jul
– Milk Design Ltd., Hong Kong | Design Project Coordinator
2006 Jul – Nov
– Belt Collins International (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong | Assistance Project Designer
2006 Jan
– Mentorship programme with architect Toyo Ito, Tokyo
2005 Jun – Aug
– Blue Sky, Sydney | Internship

Publications (Selection)
2010
– Designing Global Choices/ Source 05, NL | Rebrand China, 10 Ideas on a World Scale

Silver Cabinet

Together

HomeSmart

Kai Tak Visual Identity

Kai Tak Public Facilities

Inner Beauty

The “Kitchen” & Bar

Light Dome

Silver Shelf

HKDX DMY 2013 Visual Identity

HKDX DMY 2013 Exhibition Design

Silver

Post Card

A Hidden Place

Undefined Platforms

Stools In Tones

“Table”

Molton

Raindrop

Crown

Happy

Go! Gromit

1/2 Doraemon

向天 上天

Tin Tin Tin

Dear Gijs, Thank You.

NIKECraft by Tom Sachs

A Short Film for Sofa XXXX_

Preserved

Self Construct

Office Chairs

Beecosystem

A New Window Display Experience

Rebrand China

Bicycle Accessories