Product designer, born in Kobe, Japan. He graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts in 1989. In 1994, he took an M.A. in Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art, UK. He worked at design unit “AZUMI” for 10 years from 1995. In 2005, he established the “a studio” design office and has worked with international companies, focusing on the design of products and furniture. Many of his award-winning designs can be found in museums around the world. Professor at HOSEI University. Visiting professor at KOBE Design University.
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The original building was built in 1906 which has allowed for a stunning warehouse style fit-out. As a 3-level standalone character brick building many of the original architectural features that make this building so unique have been kept or highlighted throughout.
To complement and enhance the heritage architectural space is our own contemporary furniture arranged beautifully over the 3 levels – many of the products on display are both designed and manufactured in Australia.