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Designers

NAOTO FUKASAWA

Naoto Fukasawa was born and bred in the Yamanashi district of Japan. This is also the location of the Onao papermaking company. He is a graduate of the Tama University of Art in Tokyo. After working for several companies both in Japan and abroad, he set up his own design agency in 2003: “Naoto Fukasawa Design”. World leading companies […]

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KOHEI MAEHARA AND KANDA KEITA

Phyle inc. is the designstudio behind the brand BP (BLUE PRINT). The designers are Kohei Maehara and Keita Kanda. In addition to this BP collection they work as interior designers for shops, restaurants and houses. The style distinguishes itself by the industrial design. The products from the brand BP (BLUE PRINT) are characterized by their […]

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SAMIRA BOON

Studio Samira Boon is a renowned textile-architecture studio, based in Amsterdam and Tokyo with a strong focus on creating flexible and dynamic environments. After graduating from aan engineering course at he TU Delft in 2002 Samira Boon worked and lived a long period of time in Japan, where she started her design studio.As an expert […]

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AYUKO HISHIKAWA

Ayuko Hishikawa is a hat designer, based in New York and Tokyo.She graduated as an architect from the University of Texas and started het career as an interior designer in Tokyo. Gradually, her wish to make something from her own hand became bigger and bigger. In 2012 she became inspired by the hats from Anya […]

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TORAFU ARCHITECTS

TORAFU ARCHITECTS was founded in 2004 by Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro. Both graduated from a ‘Department of Architecture’ and completed the “Master Course of Architecture’. The works from this duo include a wide range of products, from architecturally to interior design, designs for exhibition spaces, product design, spacial installations and film productions. Some of […]

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TOMOKO AZUMI

Tomoko Azumi ( born in 1966 in Hiroshima, Japan) followed a course for architecture at Kyoto City University of Arts ( 1985-89) before she started working for an architect’s office in Tokyo. Later she studied furniture design at The Royal College of Arts (1993-95). For 10 years Tomoko worked at the Design Partnership AZUMI before […]

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KAORI TAZOE

Kaori Tazoe is an artist born and based in Yokohama City. She graduated in 1993 from the Otsuka college for textile design.She mainly makes artwork that form imaginary scenes and occupy the entire space. She works by using various objects from everyday surroundings, things we are familiar with, like toys, decors, lighting and mirrors. In […]

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SATOSHI UMENO

After completing an architecture study the designer Satoshi Umeno worked on various urban development and interior projects. In 2003 he founded his own designstudio UNEMODESIGN based in Tokyo. He works within a wide spectrum of design areas like interior, fashion, web, graphic design and packaging. He received various prizes in Japan and abroad. The most […]

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