Hi There!

I am Bodin, product designer and engineer from the US.


Currently based in Milan


2015 ADI Compasso d'oro International (Italy)

Food & Nutrition - Targa Giovani - Solari

2015 Un Designer per le Imprese

Selection Best 25 - ShareMi

2015 ADI Design Index Selection (Italy)

Targa Giovani - Solari

2015 iF Design Award (Germany)

Student Design Award

2014 James Dyson Award

National Winner (Italy)

2013 Un Designer per le Imprese (Italy)

Sustainability Award - ShareMI

2013-2014 Masters in Product Design

Istituto Europeo di Design (IED)

Milano, Italy


2006-2009 BSc in Bioengineering

Rice University, George R. Brown School of Engineering

Texas, USA




Bodin Hon, is an American industrial designer, born in Los Angeles in 1987, currently based in Milan.


Initially educated as an engineer, he designed and engineered Life Support Systems (spacesuits, space toilets) for NASA immediately after graduating from Rice University.


He began his design career by moving to Milan where he obtained his product design masters ‘cum laude’ from Istituto Europeo di Design (IED).


Since graduation he has exhibited in all of the major design exhibitions in the period of one year such as Frankfurt Ambiente (Germany), Dutch Design Week (Netherlands), Salone de Mobile (Milan).


Besides being a creative mind, he is also an entrepreneur: in 2016 he co-founded Project Solari Co., an experimental project aimed at conceiving and marketing innovative and sustainability-focused products such as the world’s first portable outdoor slow-cooker powered by the sun.


Bodin works in a wide range of industries from Fortune 500 to startups ranging from medical instruments, ‘connected’ devices, household appliances to furniture and home accessories, from brand identity and packaging to exhibition design.


His projects have obtained many prestigious prizes and acknowledgements, including the winner of 1st edition of the ADI International Compasso d’oro (Italy), the James Dyson Award (UK), the iF Design Award (Germany). His works have been displayed in exhibitions in the La Triennale di Milano and at the 21st Triennale di Milano International Exhibition (XX1T) and the Milan EXPO.



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