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Designers - Tomito Kazuhiko
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Ukiyo
Born in Nagasaki, Japan, In 1965.

Studies B. Eng. Industrial Design at Chiba University in Japan (1989), MA. Furniture Design at the Royal College of Art, London (1992) 

In 1993 establishes 2.5-Dimensional Design; produces ceramic bowl “Stars” with A.Mendini & E.Sottsass; 

In 1993 presents his own collections in international fairs 

In 1997 Slide lecture, Royal College of Art, London 

In 2000 Art Director of Covo, Rome designes the COVO SHOP in Rome 

In 2001 Rim tableware collection with Vico Magistretti for Rörstrand, Sweden 

In 2004 Art Director for Nussha, Paris


AWARDS 

In 1990 Cassina Scholarship & British Council Grant to study at the Royal College of Art, London 

In 1991 First Prize in “Architectural Future of Stainless Steel competition”, London 

In 1992 Marchette Award, Royal College of Art, London 

In 1997 Roter Punkt Award, Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Essen; Asahi Modern Crafft Awards, Osaka; Honorable Citizen Prize, Verona 

In 1998 Judge's Prize, International Ceramic Exhibition in Mino; G-mark special / Good Design Award, small&medium enterprises dept., JIDPO, Tokyo; The International Design Year Book, London 

In 1999 Design Plus Award, Frankfurt / Main; The International Design Year Book, London 

In 2001 2 Design Plus Awards, Frankfurt / Main; The International Design Year Book, London Designing 21st Century, Taschen, Köln 

In 2002 The International Design Year Book, London 2 Honarable Mentions, Intl.Ceramic Compe. Mino A+ Award, Accent on Design Fair, NYC SHAPE Award, Frankfurt / Main;


EXHIBITIONS 

In 1999 2.5-dimensional design, solo exhibition, Ozone Gallery, Living Design Centre, Tokyo 

In 2001 Italian Design Furniture on Tour, around the world 

In 2002 'COVO' exhibition, Totem gallery SOHO, NYC 

In 2003 'RE-FUSION'exhibition, Quattrocento, Milano 

In 2003 FUSION: Architecture+Design in Japan, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
 
 
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