biography

KOICHI FUTATSUMATA STUDIO

A design studio focusing on designing products and other objects established by Koichi Futatsumata who started his career as a designer in 1998, and has been known for a broad range of projects from interior, architecture, furniture and product design.
While exploring interests in the relationship / thoughts of function and form, KOICHI FUTATSUMATA STUDIO works with various labels, corporations and private clients.

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KOICHI FUTATSUMATA

Designer. Koichi Futatsumata is the representative director of “CASE-REAL” focusing on spacial design, and “KOICHI FUTATSUMATA STUDIO” which specializes in product design. He is based in Fukuoka and Tokyo working internationally with variety of works including architectures, interiors, furnitures and products.

Awards, Public collections
FRAME Awards / Best Use of Material – Nominee (Amsterdam, 2018)
Wallpaper* City Guides / 10 Best Design (London, 2017)
JCD Design Award / Gold (Tokyo, 2016)
Domusweb / Best of Japan (Milano, 2016)
Domusweb / Best of 2015 design (Milano, 2015)
Wallpaper* DESIGN AWARDS / The Judges’ Awards Best Domestic Design – High Five (London, 2014)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / The Permanent Collection (San Francisco, 2011)
D&AD Awards / Nomination Awards (London, 2011)
Restaurant & Bar Design Awards / Final Shortlisted (London, 2011)
Design For Asia Award / Bronze Award (Hong Kong, 2010)
Fukuoka Design Award / The second prize (Fukuoka, 2010)
AR Awards / Commendations – 2 projects (London, 2009)
iida Awards / Final Shortlisted (Incheon, 2009)
Best Store of The Year / Selected (Tokyo, 2009)
Digital Design Of The Year / Gold Prize (Tokyo, 2002)

Exhibitions
THE CUTRELY SHOW by Gallery Valerie Traan (Il Lazzaretto, Milano/Italy, 2016)
A Matter of Perception TRADITION & TECHNOLOGY (Palazzo Litta, Milano/Italy, 2016)
Alamak! DESIGN IN ASIA in Milano (La Triennale di Milano, Milano/Italy, 2016)
DESIGN WORKSHOP JAPAN – SWITZERLAND (Istituto Svizzero, Milano/Italy, 2016)
edition HORIZONTAL multiple collection line (Design Museum, London/UK, 2015)
The cutlery project by valerie_objects at D’ DAYS 2015 (Musee des Arts decoratifs, Paris/France, 2015)
Wallpaper* Handmade (Collaborator: SKAGEN) at SALONE DEL MOBILE 2015 (Milano/Italy, 2015)
Design Workshop Japan – Switzerland (Barden/Switzerland + Tokyo & Ishinomaki/Japan)
SHOWCASE Exhibition (Tokyo/Japan, 2014)
Trame Exhibition at Milano Triennale 2014 (Milano/Itary, 2014)
SALONE DEL MOBILE 2014 / OPINION CIATTI Collection (Milano/Itary, 2014)
KOICHI FUTATSUMATA x E&Y Special Exhibition (Living Motif, Tokyo/Japan, 2013)
MARK-ING London EXHIBITION (Gallery Libby Sellers, London/UK, 2013)
MARK-ING Tokyo EXHIBITION (Tokyo/Japan, 2011)
LESS AND MORE. The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco/USA, 2011)
DESIGNTIDE TOKYO 2010 (E&Y Booth, Tokyo/Japan, 2010)
KOICHI FUTATSUMATA EXHIBITION / DESIGNTIDE TOKYO (E&Y, Tokyo/Japan, 2009)
SALONE DEL MOBILE 2008 (E&Y Booth, Milano/Itary, 2008)
DESIGN TIDE 2007 (E&Y Booth, Tokyo/Japan, 2007)
JAPAN DESIGN NOUVELLE GENERATION (VIA Gallery, Paris/France, 2001)
TOKYO DESIGNERS BLOCK 2001 (Tokyo/Japan, 2001)
BIENNALE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN 2000 (Saint-Etienne/France, 2000)
CASE-REAL EXHIBITION (E&Y, Fukuoka/Japan, 2000)
HAPPENING 1998/1999/2000(Tokyo/Japan,1998)