Sheng-Hung Lee: Small things with big heart

Sheng-Hung Lee, born in Taiwan in the year of 1987, is an industrial, product designer and maker at the International Design Consultancy IDEO and Professor in the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts of Fudan University. Lee has finished his studies in 2013 at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), in Taiwan, with a double major in Industrial Design and Electrical Engineering. His work has won prestigious awards including IDEA Gold, Braun Prize, Core77 Design Award, Red Dot (Best of the Best), Spark Design Award, European Product Design Award (Gold) and iF Award. His main goal lies in the research of the influences of Design and Technology on society. Recently, he has redesigned Shanghai Library Innovation Space with the librarians and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government to reshape the public learning experience and make a scalable social impact through humanity-centered design methodology.

“Small things with big heart”

To observe the environment and to design objects that fulfill other people’s needs that can be produced directly with a 3-D printer is a Taiwanese industrial designer Sheng-Hung Lee’s main purpose. He seeks to study how people live, think and act within their environment, and to translate those experiences to three-dimensional objects while fulfilling a meaningful function for its users. In order to make these objects easily available, Lee would like to place his construction manual as an Open-Source-Document, so that it is at everyone’s disposal.

Ganit Goldstein: WEAREABLE

Ganit Goldstein, born in 1992 in Israel, studied Fashion and Jewelry design in the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, focusing on the use of 3-D printing technology for textile development to create fashion and accessories. During her studies she did a semester abroad in Tokyo University of Arts, in Japan, and received an award for her second year of studies. Moreover, she has also taken part in several different design exhibitions and competitions around the world, such as New York Textile Month, Hong Kong Fashion Week, Art of Fashion Competition of San Francisco Art Museum and the TALENTE Exhibition in Munich. Recently, she was chosen to present her work at the Israeli Pavilion of Milano design week. Her interest lies in the interface ground between handwork and technologies motivating her to research on how 3-D printing and scanning can be used as new methods to take fashion further away.


She engaged herself in a collection that craves to explore the interactions between bodies, coding and digital media. Goldstein wants to understand how this innovative technologies can make wearable products, custom-made garments without neglecting the focus on tradition. During the three months of the residency, she wants to deepen her research on this subject and to create a clothing and shoe collection with her results.

Dabin Lee: Hello murder!

Dabin Lee, born in 1991 in South Korea, is currently living in Belgium, where she completed her Master’s degree in Jewelry Design and Gold and Silversmith Art and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (SEIN), in Antwerp. Since she graduated, Dabin Lee has been exhibiting in different places such as the CODA Museum and Gallery Marzee in the Netherlands, The Bejing World Art Museum in China and the Munich Jewelry Week, dealing with everyday social issues in our society through her works. Her bright, humorous and colorful works convey a message which causes the viewer to reconsider their own perception and opinion.

“Hello murder!”

For her, Jewelry is more than portable luxury objects, it is a medium for (political) statements. Using large, powerful objects, Dabin Lee tests the boundaries between jewelry and the art object and shouts its viewpoints at the observer, for this purpose, she creates objects made of metal wires using a technique from carpet making, called “tufting”. In her last collection she denounced animal experiments. Now, during the three-month fellowship, she would like to explore the value of possessions and pollution through thoughtless handling of products, from plastic bags to cosmetics.


Mirjam Hiller/ Jewelry designer

Mirjam Hiller did an apprenticeship at the Goldschmiedeschule Pforzheim and then studied at Pforzheim University´s Faculty of Design and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada. Since 2008, she runs her own studio. Her work is presented in renowned galleries worldwide and is part of private and museum collections, for example in the Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn or the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Furthermore, she received several awards, such as the inhorgenta europe innovation award or the grassi award of the galerie slavik.

Tim Storti/ Creative director of PEARL CREATIVE

Tim Storti, Diplom Designer and founder of the PEARL CREATIVE design agency, studied industrial design at Pforzheim University´s Faculty of Design. After graduating, he spent several years working for renowned studio Phoenix Design in Stuttgart. In the year 2000, he together with Christian Rummel founded PEARL CREATIVE, a design agency for strategy, innovation and brand design, of which he is managing partner and creative director. The 12 team members of PEARL CREATIVE develop concepts and products for well-known brands as ALFI, BLANCO, BRITA, BOSCH, KÄRCHER, SIEMENS and WMF. The studio won more than 70 international design awards.

Bettina Weiss/ Senior designer at adidas

Bettina Weiss studied fashion design at Pforzheim University after her tailor graduation and an employment at the theatre. During her studies, she worked as a Technical & Color Designer for Adidas Stella Mc Cartney and afterwards for Adidas Sport Performance Design. Currently, Bettina Weiss is Senior Designer at Adidas Heartbeat Sports/Specialist Sports. Since 2016, she is also lecturing in Sportswear and Leisure Wear at Pforzheim University´s Faculty of Design.