Best Design from Japan

Yuta Takahashi 7
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World-leading high expert specialized in Graphics, Illustration and Visual Communication Design. Ultimate designer with time-proven, great design capabilities, 7-star, 2-omega designation in 2020. Among the very best in Japan.
  • He is an active art director and designer based in Japan. His design studio is simple and minimal, with clean and modern design as its forte. He offers a wide variety of solutions in branding, graphic design, packaging design, editorial design, logo design, illustration, web design, UI & UX design, and others. He solidify the identities of brands and companies by crafting polished, modern and valuable visual identities. He goal is sustainable design, staying socially conscious and aiming for cultural growth.
Katsumi Tamura 8
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World-leading highest expert specialized in Graphics, Illustration and Visual Communication Design. Transcendent designer with time-proven, prime design capabilities, 8-star, 3-omega designation in 2019. Best of the best in Japan.
Tetsuya Matsumoto 6
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World-leading expert specialized in Interior Space and Exhibition Design. Excellent designer with time-proven, good design capabilities, 8-star, 3-omega designation in 2022. Among the very top in Japan.
  • Tetsuya Matsumoto is the founder and Head Architect Designer at KTX archiLAB based in Japan, and a Lecturer of a space design course at Osaka University of Art. After graduating from the same university, he specialized in commercial space design and built a large portfolio of projects varying both in type and scale, from shops and restaurants to offices and clinics, and from a small pharmacy to a large Hospital. Tetsuya has received more than a hundred local and international design awards and became a jury member for several prestigious prizes.
UDS Ltd. 6
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World-leading expert specialized in Interior Space and Exhibition Design. Excellent designer with time-proven, good design capabilities, 8-star, 3-omega designation in 2022. Among the very top in Japan.
  • UDS is a design firm dedicated to creating sustainable, fun and lively urban spaces by pursuing an optimum balance of social responsibility and business profitability. We are a one-stop provider of business planning, architectural design, and commercial operation services, all under one roof. Whatever the use or function, every space we create is truly unique to the community it serves, and we achieve it by integrating all aspects of the physical environment.
Moriyuki Ochiai Architects 6
stars
World-leading expert specialized in Interior Space and Exhibition Design. Excellent designer with time-proven, good design capabilities, 8-star, 3-omega designation in 2020. Among the very top in Japan.
  • Moriyuki Ochiai Architects that is active in architectural, interior, furniture,landscape and industrial design. The sources of their inspirations come from being captivated by the vivacious and lively beauty of nature or life. They can also feel the influence coming from the delicate sensitivity responding to the unique Japanese nature, which can be found in Japanese temples and gardens. They wish to continue creating works that fulfill people's dreams, become the energy for their lives, and then move on to a deeper dimension that exceeds life itself. Moriyuki Ochiai designs have recieved numerous awards : iF Design Award (Germany) "GOLD award", Red Dot Design Award (Germany), German Design Award , Architecture Master Prize (USA), INTERIOR DESIGN Best of Year Award (U.S.A) "Best of Year", Restaurant & Bar Design Awards (UK) “Best Works”, Society of British International Design Award(UK) "grand prix", DOMUS magazine Best of Beauty Salon / school / Restaurants selected ( Italy ), A' Design Award ( Italy ), NOVUM Design Award "Gold Winner" ( France ), Muse design award "Gold Winner" ( USA ) , Archdaily Building of the Year nominee ( USA ), International Design Award ( USA ), Design for Asia Awards (HongKong) , Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association Award, Japan Design Space Association Award, Japan Sign Design Association Award,etc..
ANRI SUGIHARA 8
stars
World-leading highest expert specialized in Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design. Transcendent designer with time-proven, prime design capabilities, 8-star, 3-omega designation in 2021. Best of the best in Japan.
  • CEO and the design director of RDS Co., Ltd. and the founder and the head editor of HERO X, Japanese web magazine about culture, para-sports, technology, and some.
Aiji Inoue 6
stars
World-leading expert specialized in Interior Space and Exhibition Design. Excellent designer with time-proven, good design capabilities, 8-star, 3-omega designation in 2017. Among the very top in Japan.
  • Aiji Inoue, was born in Yokohama, Japan in 1977. He has graduated from Meiji University, Department of Architecture in 2001. Doyle Collection was established by Aiji Inoue in 2011. It is based in Tokyo. Aiji Inoue, is the CEO of Doyle Collection. He has been an interior architect for 11 years at a famous Japanese design studio. He has created many projects which are highly evaluated. The special feature of his works is not a scene but sequence. In just a year his works has expanded from Japan to Asia and Europe.
Kazuaki Kawahara 6
stars
World-leading expert specialized in Packaging Design. Excellent designer with time-proven, good design capabilities, 8-star, 3-omega designation in 2018. Among the very top in Japan.
  • Latona Marketing Inc. is a Global Award-Winning Graphic design studio in Japan. Founded in 2008, by designer Kazuaki Kawahara, Latona Marketing Inc. is a Japanese design office adept with marketing. Their main business areas are Graphic Design, Branding, Packaging, Product Design, Websites, Brand Design, Corporate Design, Corporate Identity, Advertising, Marketing. Their company conducts precise marketing in advance, enabling them to correctly pose problems, derive the correct solutions, and reflect these in their designs. Their ultimate objective is to increase the sales and enhance the management of their client companies.
Masahiko Sato 6
stars
World-leading expert specialized in Architecture, Building and Structure Design. Excellent designer with time-proven, good design capabilities, 8-star, 3-omega designation in 2017. Among the very top in Japan.
  • Architect show Co., Ltd is the Japanese architectural firm in Fukuoka city; founded by architect Masahiko Sato in 1985. The firm has completed numerous projects ranges from residential, hotels, malls, clinics and office projects in and outside of Fukuoka city. The most significant of which is residential projects and appreciated its work by national and various international awards. The significant feature of Architect show is that it provides sophisticated wooden design and choice of variety of materials that resembles concrete building, which is not common in Japan.
E-graphics communications 8
stars
World-leading highest expert specialized in Graphics, Illustration and Visual Communication Design. Transcendent designer with time-proven, prime design capabilities, 8-star, 3-omega designation in 2019. Best of the best in Japan.
  • Originally founded as Nippo in 1955, an advertising agency TBWA JAPAN merged with a creative/printing company E-GRAPHICS which has spun out from NISSAN MOTORS’ advertising division to create E-GRAPHICS COMMUNICATIONS. E-GRAPHICS COMMUNICATIONS is Full-service Advertising/Creative/Printing agency. Each part complementing each other with their experienced knowledge and skills to meet customers’ needs seamlessly from its planning to actual execution.
Yasumichi Morita 8
stars
World-leading highest expert specialized in Interior Space and Exhibition Design. Transcendent designer with time-proven, prime design capabilities, 8-star, 3-omega designation in 2015. Best of the best in Japan.
  • Born in Osaka, JAPAN in 1967. Since starting with a project in Hong Kong in 2001, he has successfully broadened his appeal to New York, London, Paris, Doha and other major cities. He has also enthusiastically been expanding his career as a designer displaying his talents across a wide variety of graphics and products. His works include Isetan Shinjuku Main Building-Remodeling Project ladies floors in 2013 and living and kids floors in 2015, which has received high praise. In 2013 his first monograph "GLAMOROUS PHILOSOPHY NO.1" was published by PARCO Publishing. He has been named to be a France goodwill ambassador 2015 for acknowledgment of his contribution to cultural exchange.

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