Koichi Futatsumata

Koichi Futatsumata
Born in Kagoshima, Japan, in 1975, the representative of design studio, “KOICHI FUTATSUMATA STUDIO”, in Kyushu, Japan. After graduating from university majoring architecture, he received significant attention from his first privately designed products of electrical socket , “CONCENTS” (1998), domestically and internationally. In 2000, he was a youngest artist to be selected at the exhibition in Paris, “JAPAN DESIGN NOUVELLE GENERATION”, which is introducing 25 Japanese leading designers.

His designed hybrid tube amplifier “22” (EK Japan, 2009) was at Dieter Rams’s exhibition, “Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams” at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as it was seemed to be influenced from Dieter Rams’s design methodology, 10 Principles of “Good Design”. It is now added to the permanent collection.

“SHOE STOOL”(2014) was released as one of a collection of OPINION CIATTI, which was in the final shortlist of “Wallpaper* design awards”. He received Bronze Award of “Design For Asia Award 2010” with “HAMMOCK" (E&Y, 2010). At the Japanese-British exhibition “Mark-ing“ (2013), held at Gallery Libby Sellers in London and Tokyo Midtown hall in Tokyo, he was selected with other 15 Japanese and British designers. In recent years, he engages with major product design companies for various design projects.

By also running an architecture and interior design company, “CASE-REAL”, he received a good reputation from his design in residential housings, shops, galleries throughout Japan and mainly in Asia. One of his recent projects, “RESTAURANT ON THE SEA” (Kagawa, Japan, 2013) was in Teshima Island, which is famous for one of the venues for the Setouchi Triennale. As a designer, he always works with his design belief: balanced different sized elements from furniture to interior design and architecture. This is consistent in wide range of projects.



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