Daniel Kuan Participated in Salone Satellite 2016



Daniel Kuan Participated in Salone Satellite 2016 in Shanghai

Daniel Kuan, Graduate of Bachelor of Design, was selected as a representative of Macau and Hong Kong to participate in the Salone Satellite 2016 in Shanghai. Salone Satellite is an international showcase of young designers, under age of 35, for presenting their ideas and products. This event lasted three days with over a thousand of visitors and 41 designers from China. Daniel said, ‘I was honored to be nominated for my grad project – The In Out Stool. It is made out of plywood and stainless steel.  The theme of the Project is “Food For Thought”. In Macau, there are many different of styles of eating. For me, eating on the street with folding stool represents the Macau food culture. In this project I redesign the folding stool, and the concept is iconic shape, simple structure and to make impossible into possible. For example the legs support structure. Through this event, I have made many friends with designers around the world and teachers who gave me a lot of suggestions and inspirations. We exchanged not only ideas but also friendship. Another important thing that I brought home is the learning of new technique, craftsmanship and technology. I realized that there is so much to learn and I view this trip more of an exchange than showcase. Besides design, I also practice my skills of presentation and communication.’