KITAGAWA Yasoji

Lecturer

1957
Born on 23 January
1979
Graduated from Craft Design course, Musashino Art University Junior College of Art and Design
Outline of work

 

Exhibiting works as craft artist at solo exhibitions and public subscription exhibitions / Design and production of furniture (from mass-produced furniture to custom order furniture) /Design, production and construction supervision of Interior design and furniture design/ Product design (ranging from tableware to toys)/Product planning, development and proposal

 

Professional carrier at companies and public sectors

 

1993
Exclusive Advisory Designer, Threeline Co., Ltd.
1995
Exclusive Advisory Designer, Yamato Kako Co., Ltd. (Design of crockery and tableware)
1996
Design instruction for promotion of local industries in Nigata Prefecture (Nigata prefecture Monodukuri support project) (Design of furniture and toys as local industries)
2000
Committee member and chairman, the Committee for products for the elderly and the handicapped, Research and implementation project for business development for small and medium-sized enterprises by Incorporated Foundation Livingware Promotion Center
2004
External Planning Designer, NIPPONPAINT Co., Ltd.
2006
General Producer and Executive Advisor (Instruction on building material, design and production of original natural wood furniture), AD WORLD SALES INC.

 

<Awards>
1999
Honorable Mention, Paulownia wood toys, Idesu Exhibition by Incorporated foundation Nigata Prefecture Living Culture Creation Industry Promotion Committee 
 “G Mark” Award, Good Design Award 1999
2001
Excellent Design Award, All-Japan Traditional Craft Art Public Subscription Exhibition, Incorporated Foundation Japanese Traditional Craft Promotion Committee

 

<Publication>
2000
Excellent Design Award, All-Japan Traditional Craft Art Public Subscription Exhibition, Incorporated Foundation Japanese Traditional Craft Promotion Committee
2001
Representative author, “Report on Research and implementation project for business development for small and medium-sized enterprises”
2008
Co-author, Craft Design course textbook “Craft Art” for Musashino Art University

 

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