Didi NG Wing Yin

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 specialized in woodworking in both sculptural and functional furniture an objects. Didi’s artistic creations focus on craftsmanship and material culture. He aspires to broaden the concept of woodworking and contemporary design by emphasizing 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. His work has been shown internationally, including a recent solo exhibition selected by the Talentshop at the Habitare Fair at Helsinki Design Week, a group exhibition at Ukurant during the 3daysofdesign in Copenhagen, Alcova Project Space during Milan Design Week, and the curated section of Collectible Fair in Brussels in 2023. He has participated in exhibitions at museums and galleries, including the Prime Matter Gallery in Lisbon, GAoShAn Gallery and Lokal Gallery in Helsinki, Finlandsinstitutets Galleri in Stockholm, and the Kiscell Museum in Budapest. His work has appeared in different publications, including Dezeen, SightUnseen, Identity, and the Steidz magazine. He was nominated as the Rising Stars of the Year in the Scandinavian Design Award 2024 and was the winner of Lamp2022 and the One&twenty design competition.

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