Didi NG Wing Yin 吳頴賢

Artist-Designer



Email → didi@dd-ng.com
IG → dd_ng

Didi NG Wing Yin (HK/FI) is a Helsinki-based artist-designer born in Hong Kong. Upon completing a Master of Arts degree in Interior Architecture from Aalto University in 2023, he specialised in woodworking in both sculptural and functional furniture and objects. Didi's artistic creations focus on craftsmanship and material culture. He aspires to broaden the concept of woodworking and contemporary design by emphasising the essence of wood in its materiality through conceptual thinking, experimental surface treatment, and carving techniques. His passion for woodworking throughout the years has aimed at exploring the honest expression of wood, which can be stated in one word - Naturalness.




Upcoming Exhibition


2024


Jun // Solo exhibition
GaoShan Gallery, Helsinki, Finland





Selected Exhibition


2024


Mar // Good Luck! New Experiments
Spazio Nobile Gallery, Collectible Fair, Brussels, Belgium

Feb // Älvsjö Gård
Stockholm Furniture Fair, Stockholm, Sweden


2023


Nov // Art Dual: Finnish Craftsmanship and Vintage Charms 
GaoShan Gallery, Helsinki, Finland


Sep // Talentshop
Helsinki Design Week, Habitare Fair, Helsinki, Finland


Jul // Xylos, Pocket Show
Prime Matter Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal


Jun // Ukurant
3 Days of Design, Copenhagen, Denmark


May // New Contemporary
Stockholm Creative Edition, Stockholm, Sweden


May // International Schools Show 2023
WantedDesign Online, Virtual


Apr // Alcova Project Space
Alcova, Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy


Mar // Curated Section
Collectible Fair, Brussels, Belgium


Mar // PAUSE
Lokal Gallery, Helsinki, Finland


Feb // Tatu Laakso / Didi NG
Greenhouse, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Stockholm, Sweden


2022


Oct // Design without borders
Kiscell Museum, Budapest, Hungary


Sep // Sense of Spirituality
Helsinki Design Week, Helsinki, Finland


Sep // Protoshop
Habitare Fair, Helsinki, Finland

Sep // Habitare Design Competition
Habitare Fair, Helsinki, Finland


Jun // Ein&Zwangzig
Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy


2020


Jan // Puretalents Contest
IMM Cologne, Cologne, Germany





Awards, Grants & Residencies



2024


Working Grant Awardee, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Finland

Rising Star of the Year, Scandanavian Awards 2024, Sweden

2022


Winner, Category Student Floor Lamp,  L A M P 2022

Project Grants Awardee, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Finland

2021


Winner, Ein & Zwangzig 2021, German Design Coucil, Germany

2020


Nominated Finalist, PureTalentsContest 2020, IMM Cologne, Germany

Nominated Finalist, Habitare Design Competition 2020, Messukeskus Helsinki, Finland

2019


Wood and Design, EKA SUMMER ACADEMY WORKSHOP, Estonian Academic of Art, Estonia


2017


Nominated Finalist, Furniture Design Award 2017, The Singapore Furniture Industries Council, Singapore

2013


Nominated Finalist, The 7th Hong Kong Lighting Design Competition, HKTDC, Hong Kong

2012
Nominated Finalist, The 6th Hong Kong Lighting Design Competition, HKTDC, Hong Kong






Selected Press



2024


Arja Kuittinen: “Yötön yö ja vaaleanpunainen auringonlasku lumosivat hongkongilaismuotoilijan: ‘Suomessa olen voinut kokea asioita enemmän aisteillani’”,  Avotakka, Apr 2024, Fi

Arja Kuittinen: “Yllätyitkö, Didi Ng Wing Yin?”, Avotakka, 04/2024, P.27, Fi

Jessica Finotto: “Fragments of a lover’s discourse with wood”, L’Essenziale Studio, Vol.07, P.86-95, IT

Clara Baldock: “Pine, refined”, HTSI, Finacial Times, Mar 2024, UK

Jay Chow: “芬蘭慢時光,在快樂又致鬱的矛盾國度做設計 ── 吳頴賢Didi”, Imperfect Magazine, Vol.18, Jan 2024, HK

2023


Jane Englefield: “Didi Ng Wing Yin presents ‘down to earth’ timber furniture at Helsinki Design Week”, Dezeen, Sep 2023, UK

Aidan Imanova: “Didi NG Wing Yin uses experimental surface treatments to showcase the vast potential of woodworking”, Identity.ae, May 2023, UAE

Aidan Imanova: “Natural lines”, Identity Magazine, Issue 231, P.28-29, May 2023, UAE

La Redaction: “Collectible 2023 : qui sont les talents à ne pas manquer ?”, The Steidz, Mar 2023, FR

Yen Kien Hang: “Greenhouse: Growing Young Scandinavian Design”, Art and Design 藝術與設計, Issue 497, Feb 2023, P.77, CN

Dorthe Smeby: “INTRO GREEN HOUSE 2023”, Nytt Rom, No.92, Feb 2023, NO

2022


Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle : “HELLO HELSINKI”,
HOME & DECOR, Dec 2022, P.71, SG


Anna Von Knorring & Katarina Matsson: “Finlands sak är vår”, ELLE Decoration, NR 9 Nov 2022, P.66, SE

Elena Kurki: “Sisustusarkkitehti Wing Yin Ng vieraili kuudella kesämökillä ja veti häpeämättömän johtopäätöksen: "En ikinä kuvitellut, että se voisi olla tällaista”, Helsingin Sanomat, 4th Sep 2022, FI

Ludovica Proietti: “L’anima del legno nel design di Didi NG Wing Yin”, Cielo Terra Design, 10th Mar 2022, IT

2020


Mitty: “北緯64度芬蘭建築遊記”, Metro Pop, Issue 675, 19th Nov 2020, P.48, HK

Milena Raappana: “Uuden Muotoilun Helmet”, Glorian Koti, Nov 2020, P.25, FI

Reiko Shimizu: “海の波の力強い動きを形状に落とし込んだモジュール式パーテーション「CURTAIN」”, AXIS web magazine, 22nd Jul 2020, JP

Silja Cammarata: “Ein feiner Spürsinn”, RAUM UND WOHNEN, 13th Feb 2020 ,P.78, CH



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