YAMANAKA Kazuhiro

Associate Professor

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.

 

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In Autumnal Sunshine

 

It's-only-a-paper-moon
It’s only a paper moon

 

London-at-5pm
london at 5pm

 

Paper-Torch
Paper Torch

 

Rock-Garden
Rock Garden

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Graffiti (2017)

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Collapsible Moon (2017)