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2017-2023 NL/BE/TW

I make storytelling objects.
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Rising Lai (1996, Taiwan) is a passionate designer who digs story behind the object. From industrial product to cultural artefact, Rising combs the complexity of human creation and curates them in a communicative way. Through design, their works research, contextualise, and speculate the relationship among society, individual, and material culture.

Rising was born and raised in Taiwan, now developing their works in Rotterdam and Hasselt. Rising graduated from Master Industrial Design at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK). Their works are shaped in object, installation, exhibition, video, and writing, continuously exploring new possibilities via interdisciplinary collaboration.

賴思穎(臺文:Luā Su-íng)熱衷於挖掘物件背後的故事。從工業製品到文化人造物,以梳理複雜性為始,溝通為目的,進行著創作物的展策。其作品藉由研究、語境化、推測等設計行為,探索社會、個體、與物質文化之間的關係。


photo by Frederike Bartzsch

PhD Researcher, Research Unit Inter-Actions
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellow
LUCA School of Arts / KU Leuven_Belgium

Master of Art (MA) in Industrial Design
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK)_Netherlands

Bachelor of Design (BDes) in Industrial Design
Tatung University (大同大學)_Taiwan

Work Experience

Independent Designer & Researcher
Rotterdam, Netherlands_05/2022-now

Design Intern, Studio Chris Kabel
Rotterdam, Netherlands_09/2021-02/2022

3D Designer, full-time, Hozen Studio(步里赫森)
Taipei, Taiwan_01/2020-07/2020

Workshop Operator & Instructor, part-time, Fablab Taipei
Taipei, Taiwan_07/2018-01/2020

Exhibition Designer, freelance, The Curators(策展人們)

Design Assistant, part-time, Acousdea(耳酷點子)
Taipei, Taiwan_06/2017-01/2018

Notable Award & Grant

2023 Volition, International Gender Design Network (iGDN)_Germany

2023 Design Grant, Creative Industries Fund NL (Stimuleringsfonds)_Netherlands

2019 Design Mark Winner, Golden Pin Concept Design Award (金點概念設計獎)_Taiwan

2019 Finalist, International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)_USA

2019 Dezeen's Top 10 Graduate Design Projects, Dezeen_UK

2019 整合解決問題獎, 後浪賞_Taiwan

2018 & 2023 Finalist, Taiwan International Student Design Competition(臺灣國際學生創意設計大賽)_Taiwan

Skill Tree


(upcoming)2024 Queered Heritage, The Grey Space In The Middle_The Hague, Netherlands
(ON!)2024 Solo exhibition, FAX_Hasselt, Belgium
(ON!)2024 WAJO Expo #2, WAJO_Leuven, Belgium
2023 Dutch Design Week, Microlab Hall_Eindhoven, Netherlands
2023 Ontworpen liefde, Design Museum Den Bosch_Den Bosch, Netherlands
2023 "欲善其事" solo exhibition, CHAxARTxAMS_Amsterdam, Netherlands
2023 Hello Happiness, Deutschen Hygiene-Museums_Dresden, Germany
2023 The Bitten Peach: Decolonizing Queer Asian_virtual, Canada
2023 Queer Makes Queer, Cult Creche_Rotterdam, Netherlands
2022 Dutch Design Week, Things That Matter @ Microlab Hall_Eindhoven, Netherlands 
2022 Everything New Under The Sun, The Grey Space In The Middle_The Hague, Netherlands
2022 KABK Graduation Show_The Hague, Netherlands
2022 Mmmmmmmmmarshmallow Cube, KABK_The Hague, Netherlands
2021 Shameless, The Wolfsonian–FIU_Miami, USA
2020 Dutch Design Week_virtual, Netherlands
2019 Youth Designer's Exhibition (新一代設計展)_Taipei, Taiwan
2016, 2017, 2018 NTU Art Festival (臺大藝術季)_Taipei, Taiwan
2016 Za Share Expo (雜學校)_Taipei, Taiwan


2023 Rara Re Rosa Risu, The School_Hasselt, Belgium
2023 Talent Programme, Object & Gemeente Rotterdam_Rotterdam, Netherlands
2022 In Pursuit of Otherwise Possibilities, DAS Research_Amsterdam, Nederlands


2022 (Re)Design with New Materialism, Open Day KABK_The Hague, Netherlands
2022 Folk culture in everyday objects, Design History Society_webinar
2021 Reflow #7: Redesigning the textile industry, Pakhuis de Zwijger_Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2021 來去荷蘭唸設計!, B&D Lab / 設計系·大學生_podcast
2019 社計策展的無限可能, Social AED_Taipei, Taiwan


2022 Queer Reading the Heritages, Queer Leiden_The Hague, Netherlands
2019 Processing X 雷射切割:雪花吊飾工作坊, Fablab Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

Press (selected)

2023 Rethinking brick at Dutch Design Week 2023, Architonic
2023 Diese Projekte haben beim Gender Design Award 2023 gewonnen, PAGE
2023 The sex robots are coming: And so are we, TOPIA magazine
2020 Future of (no)touch, Imprudence
2019 【社計搜查隊】EP.2-情趣無障礙, Social AED
2019 Ripple masturbation suit offers sex aid to people with disabilities, dezeen
2019 masturbation suit offers sexperiences for people with limited mobility, designboom
2019 金點新秀校園直擊, 金點新秀設計獎

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