• Designer

Designer

  • Toyo Ito

    Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Department of Architecture in 1965. In 1971, he opened his own office, Urban Robot (URBOT), which was renamed to Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects in 1979.

    Main Works


    Sendai Mediatheque (2001), Brugge Pavilion (2002), Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 (2002), Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre (2004), TODfS Omotesando Building (2004), Hopital Cognacq-Jay (2006, Paris), Meiso no Mori Municipal Funeral Hall (2006), Tama Art University Library; Hachioji campus (2007), ZA-KOENJI PUBLIC THEATRE (2009), The Main Stadium for 2009 World Games (Taiwan R.O.C.).
    TORRES PORTA FIRA(2010,Spain).Belle Vue Residences(2010,Singapore).Taipei World Trade Center Square Landscape Design(2011,Taiwan R.O.C.).Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture,Imabari(2011)

    Awards and Prizes


    Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale(2002,2012),Royal Gold Medal from The Royal Institute of British Architects (2006), 6th Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts (2008), The 22nd Praemium Imperiale in Honor of Prince Takamatsu(2010) The Pritzker Architecture Prize(2013)

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    Tokujin Yoshioka

    Born in Saga, Japan in 1967. After graduating in 1986, worked under Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake. In 2000, established TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA INC.
    His experimental and innovative creations are highly evaluated in the world through various projects such as space and installation design for ISSEY MIYAKE and SWAROVSKI‘s flagship store in Ginza.Has been collaborating with Cartier, Hermès, LEXUS TOYOTA, NTT and other noted companies.


    Receiving a great public attention on the paper chair ""Honey-pop""(2001), Yoshioka produced ""PANE Chair - Baking A Bread Chair"" by baking fiber structure. Started optical glass project in 2002 and ""Water Block"" is permanently exhibited at Musee d'Orsay, Paris since 2011. Designed YAMAGIWA’s lighting “TōFU”, cell phone ""MEDIA SKIN"" for au design project, logo and packaging for re-branding of Japanese famous skin care brand FANCL and others such as Cassina, Driade, Kartell and Moroso.

    Directed exhibitions ""Second Nature"" at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT (2008) and Cartier’s special exhibition “Story of ...” - Memories of Cartier creations (2009). In 2010 ”Tokujin Yoshioka _SPECTRUM” in Seoul, Korea and “Sensing Nature” at Mori Museum were held. In 2013, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo organized “TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA Crystallize”.

    His works are a part of collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Centre National d’ Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Vitra Design Museum.

    Received many awards including ""Elle Deco International Design Awards (EDIDA) and became the designer of the year at ""Design Miami 2007"", ""Architektur & Wohnen 2009"", and ""Maison & Objet 2012"".

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  • Ross Lovegrove

    Born in 1958, Lovegrove studied industrial design at Manchester Polytechnic and at the Royal College of Art in London. At the beginning of the 1980s he started work for Frogdesign, an industrial design consultancy in Germany, where he was assigned to projects for Apple and Sony. Going on to work across Europe, Ross returned to England in 1986 and established his own practice.


    Since then he has collaborated with some of the world’s most outstanding design manufacturers, such as Luceplan, Cappellini, Moroso, Driade, Tag Heuer, Peugeot, Issey Miyake, Yamagiwa, Herman Miller, Japan Airline and Toyo Ito Architects, Japan. He has won many awards including the Japan G Mark federal prize for ‘Japan Airlines Sky Sleeper Solo’ first class seat in 2002, World Technology Prize in 2005 and Vogue Traveler Ecology Prize for ‘Solar Tree’ in 2007. His work is held in permanent collections in design museums around the world including Museum of Modern Art, the Design Museum in London and Vitra Design Museum, Weil Am Rhein.Author of the book SUPERNATURAL, The work of Ross Lovegrove by Phaidon with essays by Greg Lynn,Tokujin Yoshioka and Cecil Balmond. Editor of The International Design Yearbook 2002.Most published designer of the last decade in Domus Magazine Milan.

  • Yukio Hashimoto

    Design Director
    born in 1962.
    In 1986, he graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of Arts major in Design.
    After working at Super-Potato Co. Ltd., he established HASHIMOTO YUKIO DESIGN STUDIO INC. in 1996.Now he lectures at Tokyo Polytechnic University, Aichi Prefectural University of Arts and Tokyo University of the Arts.


    Oto-Oto(Shinjuku-Tokyo), Beams House(Marunouchi-Tokyo), Suikyou-tei (Ginza-Tokyo), Billboard Live (Roppongi-Tokyo), The Peninsula Tokyo (Hibiya-Tokyo), Silk Palace (Taipei-Taiwan), Hilton Niseko Village (Niseko-Hokkaido), Chikusenso (Zao-Miyagi), SUPER CRAFT TREE (Tokyo Sky Tree), Intercontinental Osaka (Umeda-Osaka) etc. are among his main works.
    Nashop Lighting Design Contest Best Award, JCD Best Award, 9th Space Design Competition Silver Award, 16th Takashimaya Art Award, Perspective Award of excellence award, DFA gold award, IES Illumination Award of Distinction etc. are among his main Awards.

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  • Shigeru Uchida

    Born in Yokohama in 1943.
    As a leading Japanese designer, Uchida has engaged in diverse design projects worldwide from architectural interior, furniture and industrial design to urban planning.

    His major works are series of boutiques for Yohji Yamamoto, the Hotel Il Palazzo in Fukuoka, the Kobe Fashion Museum, the tea rooms ‘Ji-an, So-an, Gyo-an’, the Mojiko Hotel, AVIAMO series for Fujitsu General, and The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon. His works are held in permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Conran Foundation and others. He serverd as President of Kuwasawa Design School, his alma master 2008-2011. He is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Mainichi Design Award and Education Minister’s Art Encouragement Award. He was honored with Medal of Purple Ribbon and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rossette.

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  • OBMA © F.L.Wright Fdn.
    Frank Lloyd Wright

    The principle of Frank Lloyd Wright's ""Organic Architecture"" was to design buildings where all the parts were integral to the structure and to the building’s very ""nature"". Embracing old craft and new technology, Yamagiwa is pleased to present this collection of Wright' s lighting fixtures in the spirit of that pursuit.

    The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has been offering reproductions of Wright' s decorative designs through its licensees since 1985. After many successful endeavors, there was a strong desire to offer the public lamps that had been designed for prominent residences designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

    Each of these light fixtures had been crafted as an integral part of its building, using glass, wood, metals, and methods ""challenging"" to the requirements of large scale production. This challenge having been considered, the Foundation created a partnership with the Yamagiwa Corporation, who, after careful research and engineering, are pleased to offer this Collection for the enjoyment of a wide audience.