release information: FUJITO 20th Anniversary ‘SPINDLE’

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the apparel brand ‘FUJITO,’ the coat rack ‘SPINDLE,’ designed by Futamata, has been released.  For more details, please check the brand’s website and related articles.

Brand Website: FUJITO
Related Articles: CENTRAL_

(photo: Koji Maeda)

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publicity information: Japan Creative Studio Visit

An interview article featuring Futamata has been published in the “Japan Creative Studio Visit” series, a collaborative project between China’s “Juanzong Books” and “Wallpaper China Edition.” The series focuses on visiting 15 Japanese studios in the fields of design, art, publishing, and architecture.

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works updated: DRIP POD YOUBI

We have updated information on new product “DRIP POD YOUBI“, released by UCC UESHIMA COFFEE CO., LTD. and product designed by Futamata.

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Release information: DRIP POD YOUBI

UCC UESHIMA COFFEE CO., LTD. has released “DRIP POD YOUBI”, a capsule drip coffee machine designed by Koichi Futatsumata.

Teaser site: DRIP POD YOUBI

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Feature information: E&Y ONLINESHOP / INTERVIEW

An interview with Futamata is featured on the FEATURE page of E&Y online shop.

INTERVIEW – The “form”


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Exhibition information: Digging through E&Y@ATAKA

The exhibition “Digging through E&Y|Vol. 2: Koichi Futamata” will be held at the gallery of Osaka-based jewelry label ATAKA.
The following is a quote from the E&Y release.


“Digging through E&Y|Vol. 2: Koichi Futamata” will be held at ATAKA from August 5 to 13, 2023.
This exhibition explores Koichi Futamata’s interest in function and formative beauty, which has led him to work on a wide range of designs from architecture to products. In addition to works from E&Y’s collection, such as “No.8” and “GO,” the exhibition will also showcase some of his influences, such as the “Latonda Chair” by Swiss architect Mario Botta, which Futamata says was inspired by his formative work.

During the exhibition, some of the works will be available for order at the ATAKA venue and online store from August 5 to August 23.
We hope you will visit the exhibition to experience the unique beauty of his works and the charm of his sensibility.

Dates: August 5 (Sat) – 13 (Sun), 2023
Press Preview: Friday, August 4, 2023, 15:00-19:00
Time: 13:00-19:00
Venue: ATAKA
Address: 3-8-27 Katsuyama-minami, Ikuno-ku, Osaka city, Osaka 544-0021
Open all year round during the exhibition period.
Admission: Free
Online store sales period: Saturday, August 5, 2023 – Wednesday, August 23, 2023

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Digging through E&Y@ATAKA

The exhibition “Digging through E&Y” will be held at the gallery of Osaka-based jewelry label ATAKA. Of these, Vol. 2, which will begin in August, will focus on Futamata.

The following is a quote from the E&Y release.

In addition to its activities as a jewelry label, ATAKA has been holding exhibitions of products and artworks created by various designers of all ages and nationalities, based on its own experience of being fascinated by the power of design and art. This exhibition focuses on three designers, Yuri Suzuki, Koichi Futamata, and Max Lam, who have released collections from E&Y. The exhibition will be held in three sessions, one for each month from July to September.

The exhibition will be centered on E&Y’s collections, and will be structured to allow visitors to confront and deeply examine each piece of work by displaying the influences of each designer.

Vol.1 Yuri Suzuki
[Dates]July 15 (Sat) – 23 (Sun), 2023

Vol.2 Koichi Futatsumata
[Dates]August 5 (Sat) – 13 (Sun), 2023

Vol.3 Max Lamb / Max Lamb
[Dates] September 16 (Sat) – 24 (Sun), 2023

Time: 13:00 – 19:00
Venue: ATAKA
Address: 3-8-27 Katsuyama-minami, Ikuno-ku, Osaka city, Osaka 544-0021
Open throughout the exhibition period, no reservation required
Admission: Free

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publicity updated: CASA BRUTUS special issue

“4FB” and “GO”, both have been released by E&Y, are featured by “CASA BRUTUS” special issue titled “New Standard / Comfortable furnitures”.

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Release Information: SAND / Tendo Mokko

SAND“, designed by Futamata as part of “TENDO JAPANESE MODERN /80 PROJECT”, Tendo Mokko’s 80th anniversary project and released last year, is now on sale. For more details, please click here.

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