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Kin Wa To

Hong Kong, China

Designer (Interior Design)

Member since May 22, 2007

  • joshua kirsch: ACP donor wheel

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design


    commissioned by the arts council of princeton, the ACP donor wheel by joshua kirsch is a permanent sculpture which recognizes the institution's donors. housed in the rotunda of the paul robeson center for the arts in princeton, new jersey, the motorized disk has about 2000 names which are loosely grouped by first letter of the donor's last name. accompanying the sculpture is a control panel with buttons of each letter of the alphabet (excluding Q and X). when someone wants to find a particular name, they can push the corresponding first letter of the name on the panel. the wheel then turns and stops at the section displaying names with that requested letter, backlighting those names with LEDs to highlight them.

  • 'ghost stories, new designs from nendo'

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design


    Japanese design studio nendo will be displaying a collection of their works at the museum of arts and design in new york in an exhibition entitled 'ghost stories, new designs from nendo'. the show will feature projects including; 'fade out-chair', 'phantom waves' and blown fabric.

  • tokujin yoshioka: camper store in london now open

    Arts & Culture, Environmental Design


    During london design week, designboom met up with japanese designer tokujin yoshioka to discuss his concept behind the new camper store located on regent street, which officially opened on september 25th, 2009.

  • Petting Farm / 70F Architecture

    Communication, Communication Design


    Most city parts of Almere, a city with almost 190.000 inhabitants, have a petting farm. In the ‘den Uyl’ park there used to be one, but it burned down in the early 80’s, leaving only its concrete foundation. Early 2005 we were commissioned by the municipality of Almere to design a new petting farm on the exact location and the remaining foundation. The building was finally built using almost only sponsored money, and finished late 2008.

    We designed a wooden box with an open facade system for the upper half of the building, allowing the wind to ventilate the whole farm continuously. Half of the building is stable; the other half consists of toilets, storage and on the second floor an office and storage. The stable itself has no second floor. As you walk lengthways through the building, you will pass the animals that are contained to the left and to the right behind fences. There are no doors in the building, but there are six shutters, two for the public on the short ends of the building and four for the animals, two on either long side of the building.

    These shutters will open manually or automatically in the morning, reacting on the upcoming sun, as they will close again at the end of the day, when the sun goes down. The animals will easily learn to be inside again on time, if they like. At night, the building becomes a light beacon in the park.

    One could say that the box, a building extensively reduced in aesthetic violence, wakes up and goes to sleep every day.


  • Second Home Restaurant / Andre Kikoski

    Communication, Communication Design


    Located in Cherry Creek, Colorado, Andre Kikoski’s Second Home is a five star hotel restaurant. Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC is a multidisciplinary firm that is committed to artistic innovation, material research, and detail-oriented design. For Second Home, Kikoski “created an approachable and comfortable locale…with a playful, contemporary restaurant and lounge. The design strategy embraces textural contrast and celebrates the dissonance of eclectic elements to create a truly memorable patron experience.”

    The unembellished dry-stack stone walls and rough-hewn wood plank ceilings highlight the organic textures of the Rocky Mountains. These subdue components are combined with bold design elements such as Italian chandeliers, graffiti-covered Danish chairs, and cowhide upholstered walls. The two styles work to create a welcoming atmosphere for dining by balancing the “somber geometry” with ornate focal pieces.

    The restaurant also includes an open-air patio defined by a 15-foot open flame fire pit that “is highly original and sure to be a popular gathering place.” Communal tables, comfortable banquettes and an open kitchen with an open-flame pizza oven complete the warm and inviting qualities of the space.

    Andre Kikoski also has upcoming projects at the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum for African Art.

    Second Home Kitchen and Bar

    Cherry Creek, Colorado

    Five Star Hotel Restaurant

    Owner: Sage Hospitality.

    Completion: 2008

  • daniel rossa X urbanscreen: 555 kubik

    Communication, Communication Design


    Daniel rossa worked with urbanscreen to create the 555 kubik facade video projection at the kunsthalle in hamburg (germany). giant hands appear to manipulate the surface of the museum in a surreal sequence that is the result of rossa asking the question 'how it would be, if a house was dreaming?'.

    'the conception of this project consistently derives from its underlying architecture - the theoretic conception and visual pattern of the hamburg kunsthalle. the basic idea of narration was to dissolve and break through the strict architecture of o. m. ungers 'galerie der gegenwart'. resultant permeabilty of the solid facade uncovers different interpretations of conception, geometry and aesthetics expressed through graphics and movement. a situation of reflexivity evolves - describing the constitution and spacious perception of this location by means of the building itself.'

  • Jing Restaurant / Antonio Eraso

    Communication, Industrial Design


    Architects: Antonio Eraso Co. Location: One Fullerton, Singapore Client: Mr. Loh Lik Peng and Chef Yong Bing Ngen Design Team: Antonio Eraso, Andres Atela, Akira Kita, Narisa C.watananun, Sharon de Guzman General Contractor: Cheng Meng Furniture Co Pte Ltd Electrical Contractor: Emac Pte Ltd M&E Consultant: Bescon Consulting Engineers Pte Project Year: 2008 Photographs: Derek Swalwell

  • studio job: 'telling tales' exhibition at V&A

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design


    studio job's work will be featured in the upcoming 'telling tales' exhibition at the V & A, london from july 14 to october 18, 2009. on display will be furniture and ceramics designed by the duo, which tell tales through their use of decorative devices, historical allusions all of which that share common themes such as fantasy, parody and concern with morality.

  • LAVA: sherman gallery art foundation library, sydney

    Communication, Industrial Design


    LAVA (laboratory for visionary architecture) were commissioned by sherman contemporary art foundation, sydney to create a space within in the gallery for displaying catalogues and other publications.

    the installation uses honeycomb shaped cells that are backlit through transparent acrylic via energy efficient LED lights. each display will adapt and grow in response to each new gallery project.

  • Wall01_177_

    shan shan sheng's the 'open wall project' at the venice art biennale, makes suggestions to the contemporary opening of china to the global economy and stands as a place for the unprecedented exchange of ideas. the sculpture which is meant to be a reconstruct of the great wall of china, indicates moments of transparency and opacity, marking this critical intersection of chinese and western culture.

    located along venice's historic grand canal, the temporary pavilion is made up of 2,200 stacked glass bricks, each brick represents the number of years which it took to build the great wall. the glass blocks become a kind of cultural currency which can be moved, redistributed, subtracted and added duration of the installation, expressing the transitory process of globalization.

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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design