Tiger ChongSheng Guo

Furniture Designer

New Zealand

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AWARDS

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Tiger ChongSheng Guo is a China-born, New Zealand based designer. Brought up in a revolutionary time for design, with eastern roots grown in western soil, Tiger is a culturally diverse designer with a passion for additive manufacturing, fine detail handcraft, and solving the world’s problems one design at a time. Educated at Victoria University of Wellington in state of the art design and research practices, and versed in cutting edge manufacturing techniques, Tiger now aims to bring the wonders of auxetic materials and voxel-based printing to the design industry of tomorrow.

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EDUCATION

2019-2020, Masters of Design Innovation, Specializing in Industrial Design, Victoria University of Wellington, WELLINGTON/NEW ZEALAND.
2016-2018, Bachelor of Design Innovation, Majoring in Industrial Design, Victoria University of Wellington, WELLINGTON/NEW ZEALAND.

WORKING EXPERIENCES

2019-, Medical Robotics Designer, MedTech Center of Research Excellence/Exsurgo Rehabilitation Technologies, WELLINGTON/AUCKLAND/NEW ZEALAND.
2019-, Industrial Designer, Export New Zealand, Wellington Chamber of Commerce, Business Central, Invacare New Zealand, UrbanGroup New Zealand, COC Design International, and Shwoop, INTERNATIONAL.
2020, Design, Marketing, and Procurement Officer, KeteKai, AUCKLAND/HAMILTON/NEW ZEALAND.
2019-2020, Teaching Assistant, School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, WELLINGTON/NEW ZEALAND.
2019-2020, Research Assistant, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Victoria University of Wellington, WELLINGTON/NEW ZEALAND.
2019-2020, National Design Manager, United Nations Youth New Zealand, WELLINGTON/NEW ZEALAND.
2018-, CAD Draftsman and Render Visualizer, UrbanGroup New Zealand Limited, Beautiful Audio by Silvian, NEW ZEALAND.
2018-2019, Allied Designer, Auckland University of Technology Student Association, AUCKLAND/NEW ZEALAND.
2016-, Photographer & Videographer, Again Again, Bats Theatre, Playshop, Yellow Stocking Theatre Company, Playnet Productions, Six Degrees Festival, Private, NEW ZEALAND.

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2021, Special Mention in Entertainment Product, German Design Awards, BERLIN/GERMANY.
2021, Special Mention in Kitchen Product, German Design Awards, BERLIN/GERMANY.
2020, Silver Muse Design Award in Product Design, International Awards Associates, NEW YORK/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
2020, A' Design Award in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware, and Cookware Design Category, A' Design Award, COMO/ITALY.
2020, Finalist, Best Design Awards, AUCKLAND/NEW ZEALAND.
2019, Silver Muse Design Award in Product Design, International Awards Associates, NEW YORK/UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
2019, Gold Award in Jewelry Design, Novum Design Award, FRANCE.
2019, A' Design Award in Digital and Electronic Devices Design Category, A' Design Award, COMO/ITALY.
2019, MedTech CoRE Research Scholarship, MedTech Center of Research Excellence, NEW ZEALAND.
2019, Shortlistee, 2nd SHAPL international design contest, KOREA.
2016-2018, Dean's List, School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, WELLINGTON/NEW ZEALAND.
2016, Academic Excellence in First Year Design Innovation, Victoria University of Wellington, WELLINGTON/NEW ZEALAND.
2015, Top in New Zealand, Design and Technology Advanced Level, Cambridge University International Examinations, CAMBRIDGE/UNITED KINGDOM.
2015, Outstanding Scholarship, Design and Visual Communication, New Zealand Qualifications Authority, NEW ZEALAND.
2014, Top in the World, Design and Technology Advanced Subsidiary Level, Cambridge University International Examinations, CAMBRIDGE/UNITED KINGDOM.

SELECTED PROJECTS

Emperor

FUNCTION:

Table

LOCATION:

Auckland

YEAR:

2021

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ABOUT

Emperor is the first of the Imperial Furniture Series, born of the novel Neo-Sino design methodology. Coined by the designer Tiger ChongSheng Guo, Neo-Sino combines traditional design principles from China’s rich 5,000 year history, with culturally unbiased contemporary design practices.

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Aurelian

FUNCTION:

Headphones

LOCATION:

Wellington

YEAR:

2019

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ABOUT

Aurelian is a luxury headset system designed to break both fashion and consumer electronic trends. Aiming to question the form, function, and social innovation of headphones; Aurelian refuses subjugation into the traditional headphone categories of over ear, on ear, in ear, and on head. Instead, Aurelian introduces a new form: around-head, and seeks to bring back the fashion of the crown. This combined with digital fabrication technologies, allows for fluid forms to be printed in precious metals and durable nylon with dexterity that milled and molded means could never match.

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Venus

FUNCTION:

3D Printed Cup

LOCATION:

Wellington

YEAR:

2020

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ABOUT

Venus is a luxury homeware set designed to encapsulate the symbiosis between two forms, and the unique qualities of 3D printed geometries. Similar products traditionally implement subtractive manufacturing methods (taking away material through cutting, sanding, and thinning). These processes are imprecise, and produce immense waste, and lack any quality from the original material. 3D printing Venus allows the unique qualities of the 3D filament (mixes of materials) to be captured serendipitously, with no waste.

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COPYRIGHTS:

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