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Kita, Toshiyuki 喜多俊之 (1942–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Japanese furniture, product, and environmental designer who was born and educated in Osaka, Kita designs everything from furniture to robots. From 1969 he established design offices in both Japan and Italy (as he had traveled to Italy...

Watanabe, Riki 渡辺力 (1911–2013)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Riki Watanabe was a pioneer of postwar Japanese industrial design and design education. After graduating from Tokyo Higher School of Arts & Technology (now Chiba University), he worked at the National Research Institute of Industrial Arts...

Uchida, Shigero 内田繁 (1943–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Uchida is a Japanese interior, lighting, and furniture designer. After graduating from the Kuwasawa Design School in 1966, Uchida established his own Design Studio in 1970 and Studio 80 with Toru Nshioka in 1980. His major works...

Satoh, Taku 佐藤卓 (1955–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Satoh is a Japanese graphic and product designer. After graduating from the Tokyo Art University, he completed his master’s degree, and worked for the advertising company Dentsu, before establishing his own design office in 1984. Winner...

Hara, Kenya 原研哉 (1958–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Hara is a Japanese product, graphic, and exhibition designer, and art director, who emphasizes the design of both objects and experiences. In 1998, he designed a sign system for Umeda Hospital using white cloth rather than plastics...

Modern Design in Japan (1973–1990)

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Design in the period 1973–1990 reflected interesting responses to changes in Japan’s economic fortunes. The year 1973 was remarkable in that it was the “design year” as defined by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, with many...

Fukuda, Shigeo 福田繁雄 (1932–2009)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Fukuda was a graphic artist and sculptor often referred to as the “Japanese Escher.” His work is recognizable for its iconic simplicity and use of visual illusions. He was born in Tokyo to a family primarily employed as toy makers. He had...

Miyamoto, Shigeru 宮本茂 (1952–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Miyamoto is a Japanese video game designer. After studying industrial design at the Kanazawa College of Art, Japan, he was employed as an artist by Nintendo in 1977 and worked on one of their first coin-operated arcade games. He created...

Ishioka, Eiko 石岡瑛子 (1938–2012)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Ishioka was a Japanese art director and costume and graphic designer known for her work in stage, screen, advertising, and print media. She graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and joined Shiseido, an established...

Umeda, Masanori 梅田正徳 (1941–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Umeda is a Japanese interior and furniture designer, active in Japan and Italy. A Kuwasawa Design School graduate, Umeda went to Italy and joined the Castiglioni Studio in Milan in 1967, and then joined the Studio Design e Sistemi...