1st product designer
Kazushige Miyake

Recently, Miyake has actively participated in the design of projects that combine today’s lifestyle with traditional arts and crafts. He visits studios, gains an understanding of the skills of the artisans and designs products that optimize the characteristics of these skills; his outlook on design coincides with the world view we aspire to with our new brand. Since he had the same views that we ourselves had, we asked him to act as our first product designer.

Kazushige MiyakeProduct designer
Born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1973. Having graduated from Tama Art University’s Product Design Department, he moved to England. He returned to Japan in 1999 after having gained experience at a design studio in London. Upon his return, he worked at IDEO Japan and Naoto Fukasawa Design before establishing miyake design in 2005. He designs a wide range of items, from household electrical appliances and furniture to miscellaneous household goods and products promoting traditional arts and crafts. He has been a lecturer at Tama Art University since 2010. He has acted as a judge for the Good Design Awards since 2015. He has won a number of awards, including the IF Design Award, the Red Dot Design Award and the Good Design Award; in 2012 and 2014, his products were included in the Good Design Award Best 100, and in 2013 he was awarded the IF Design Award Gold Award.