1971 Born in Tokyo. After graduating from Interior Design Course, Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design, Musashino Art University, he relocated to the United Kingdom.
1997 Completed Postgraduate Furniture Design Course at Royal College of Art. Established Kazuhiro Yamanaka Office in the same year.
Yamanaka works in various fields spanning furniture design, lighting design, and light installation. His clientele includes the world’s top companies and museums such as Pallucco, Boffi, Ingo Maurer, and Alessi, as well as many other businesses in Europe. In 2004, he became the first Japanese to ever win the First Prize of Design Report Award, a prestigious award given to the most outstanding young designer at Milano Salone. Some of his works have been selected in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York.
He also designed light installations for museums and venues around the world including Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Colette (Paris), and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Museum. His works have been published globally in numerous design magazines and press.
In Autumnal Sunshine
It’s only a paper moon
london at 5pm
Collapsible Moon (2017)