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.
Major product works include the stool “GO” and the coat hanger “4FB” released by E&Y,  the chair “SAND” released as part of Tendo Mokko’s 80th anniversary project, and the cutlery set designed for the Antwerpen design label “valerie_objects”. His work “22 hybrid tube amplifier” released by EK Japan was added to the permanent collection at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In addition, Futatsumata is working with a variety of domestic and international brands, including Finnish interior brand Artek, for which he designed the “KIULU BENCH” as one of their FIN/JPN Friendship Collection.
Major spacial works include the Japanese confectionary shop “SUZUKAKE”, “ARTS & SCIENCE FUKUOKA”, the “RESTAURANT ON THE SEA” in Teshima, Kagawa Prefecture, the “DDD HOTEL” in Nihonbashi Bakurocho and the “CHALET W” villa in Niseko, Hokkaido. He has also collaborated with Aesop, the Australian botanical skin care brand.

Awards, Public collections
Design Anthology Awards / People – Interior Designer / Winner (Asia Pacific, 2023)
FRAME Awards / Designer of the year / Shortlisted – Top5 (Amsterdam, 2023)
Dezeen Awards / Interior design studio of the year / Shortlisted – Top5 (London, 2022)
FRAME Awards / Culture space of the year / Shortlisted – Top5 (Amsterdam, 2022)
FRAME Awards / Single brand store of the year / Shortlisted – Top5 (Amsterdam, 2022)
FRAME Awards / Furniture of the year / Shortlisted – Top5 (Amsterdam, 2022)
Design Anthology Awards / Residencial Living Spaces (compact) / Winner (2021)
Elle Decor International Design Awards 2022 / Japan Nominee (2021)
Dezeen Awards / Interior design studio of the year / Shortlisted – Top5 (London, 2021)
Dezeen Awards / Small retail interior / Shortlisted – Top5 (London, 2020)
FRAME Awards / Best Use of Colour / Jury Prize (Amsterdam, 2020)
Building of the Year – Archdaily / Commercial Architecture / Nominee (America, 2020)
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)

E&Y Exhibition – Thirty-six views (AXIS Gallery, Tokyo/Japan, 2022)
IFFT Interior Lifestyle Living /+TALENTS (Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo/Japan, 2021)
Reunion –  KOICHI FUTATSUMATA・E&Y collection –  (Directors, Fukuoka/Japan, 2021)
Remaster –  KOICHI FUTATSUMATA・E&Y collection – (LICHT. Japan, 2021)
TENDO JAPANESE MODERN /80 PROJECT New product Exhibition(Tendo Mokko Tokyo showroom&store, Japan, 2021)
Landscape of Design(Artek Tokyo Store, Tokyo/Japan, 2019)
Artek at Milan Design Week 2019 – FIN/JPN Friendship Collection(Milano/Italy, 2019)
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)
SALONE DEL MOBILE 2008 (E&Y Booth, Milano/Itary, 2008)
DESIGN TIDE 2007 (E&Y Booth, Tokyo/Japan, 2007)
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)

DRIP POD YOUBI (2023, UCC UESHIMA COFFEE/Japan, coffee machine)
ESKER (2022, E&Y/Japan, chair)
№8 (2022, E&Y/Japan, object)
SAND (2021, Tendo Mokko/Japan, chair)
GO (2021, E&Y/Japan, stool)
4FB (2021, E&Y/Japan, coat hanger)
Untitled (2020, Lighting Sou/Japan, light)
KIULU BENCH (2019, artek/Finland, Bench)
PYOD (2019, LICHT/Japan, object)
Elder_ARAOKAGANKYO (2017, Araoka Gankyo/Japan, glasses)
Cutlery for valerie_objects (2015, valerie_objects/Belgium, cutlery)
HYGGE BOARD for Wallpaper* Handmade (2015, SKAGEN/US, cutting board)
DECK CHAIR + OTTOMAN (2015, Ishinomaki Laboratory/Japan, chair)
FLAMINGO (2015, Ishinomaki Laboratory/Japan, stool)
GEOMETRY STOOL (2014, object)*
LID-01 (2014, MAKIHAUS/Japan, door handle)
Untitled (2014, e-cigarette)*
SHOE STOOL (2014, OPINION CIATTI/Italy, stool)
SHOE STOOL (2013, WISTERIA/Japan, stool)
246 STOOL, 246 HIGH STOOL (2012, Ishinomaki Laboratory/Japan,stool&high stool)
in the sky (2010, E&Y・edition HORIZONTAL/Japan, multiple)
22[tu:tu:] (2009, EK Japan/Japan, hybride tube amplifier)
HAMMOCK (2009, E&Y/Japan, low table)
4FB (2007, E&Y/Japan, coat hanger)
RECORD (2004, bench)*
KENZAN (2000, flower frog)*
CONCENTS (1999, electrical socket)*
* self-produced / prototype