Adorable Japanese Designers/Design Units

As we know that Japanese have their own sense of aesthetic and design. Today, I would like to introduce some of my favourite Japanese designers/design units.


原研哉Kenya Hara

“Kenya Hara (原 研哉 Hara Ken’ya, born 1958) is a Japanese graphic designer and curator. He is a graduate of Musashino Art University. Hara has been the art director of Muji since 2001 and designed the opening and closing ceremony programs of the Nagano Winter Olympic Games 1998. He published Designing Design, in which he elaborates on the importance of “emptiness” in both the visual and philosophical traditions of Japan, and its application to design. In 2008, Hara partnered with fashion label Kenzo for the launch of its men’s fragrance Kenzo Power.”




佐藤卓Satoh Taku

“Born in Tokyo, I attended the Sekimachi Kita elementary school, and the Shakujii Nishi junior high school, both in Nerima ward, then Toyotama high school of Tokyo, and one year at the Ochabi Institute, before attending the Department of Design, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (now Tokyo University of the Arts), where I completed my master’s degree in 1981. First I worked at Dentsu Inc., Japan’s largest and most influential advertising agency, before establishing the Taku Satoh Design Office.”




“Design studio based in Tokyo. Primarily focused on graphics and video, groovisions works in a wide variety of media including music, print, product, interior, fashion and the web. Formed in Kyoto, 1993.”




“Born in Kobe, Japan 1972. TAKORA Kimiyoshi Futori graduated from the graduate school of Kyoto City University of Arts. His “grAphic tAkorA” named visual leaps from genre to genre, venturing from textile design for high fashion brands to display for global brands.”



Who is/are your favourite Japanese graphic designers?


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