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CHENGJUN LI

Chengjun is a Chinese product designer. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in the United States with a Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design and a minor in Design for Sustainability. He explored biomimicry design and sustainable biomaterials during his studies, which deeply captivated him. In 2021, his team project, ZOOZA, was honored as a finalist in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, making it one of the top 12 designs globally.

In 2022, Chengjun became a PhD student at the Politecnico di Milano, funded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC), to advance his research in sustainable-oriented material education in product design. In the same year, he founded his pet product design brand, GOBO Design, dedicated to promoting the application of sustainable and circular materials in commercial products.

Currently, He is working on defining future material education in product design, taking into account design for sustainability and regenerative design principles.

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Ph.D. Candidate – Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

SUPERVISORS

Prof. Valentina Rognoli
Prof. James Postell

AWARDS

  • 2023 A Design Award- Winner

  • 2022 MUSE Design Award- Silver Winner

  • 2022 European Product Design Award- Honorable Mention

  • 2021 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge- Finalist

  • 2020 IF Design Talent Award

  • 2019 13th National Art Exhibition Excellence

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