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PROCESS OF EXPLORATION

“Shapes, colours and materials are second nature to me; like numbers to a banker or words to a writer. I know nothing else,” declares Hong Kong-based industrial designer and Director of his eponymous studio, Michael Young. He doesn’t define himself as a minimalist or maximalist, but rather by his design process, which pays homage to objects through experience, knowledge and a strong technical underpinning.

Flipping through Young’s portfolio will reveal some diverse products, like the featherlight LessThanFive carbon-fibre chair for Coalesse, the sleek Cityspeed bicycle for Giant, a

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