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Keita Suzuki

Product designer / PRODUCT DESIGN CENTER

 

Keita Suzuki (Aichi, Japan, 1982) is a multidisciplinary designer that focuses on creating the quintessence of objects through a minimal design that is rooted in traditional Japanese aesthetics. Born in a family with the heritage of a living national treasure, Keita was exposed to various traditional craftsmanship, an inspiration he often revisits to this day.

 

While having the upbringing amongst antique and traditional artifacts, Keita also has extensive technical knowledge that makes him proficient in various genres of design, such as Industrial, transportation, mobility, lighting, and art. His achievements have caught the attention of domestic clients such as Canon Inc., Panasonic Corporation, and FUJIFILM Corporation, as well as receiving prestigious nominations from Good DesignAward and Red Dot Award. Keita appointed jude Good Design Award 2016.
As a new venture, Keita is seeking to operate on an international scale.

 
 

Profile

1982                      Born in Aichi prefecture, Japan.

2006                      Product design / Tama Art University, Tokyo

2006 - 2008          NEC DESIGN co.,Ltd. Product designer.

2009 - 2011          IWASAKI DESIGN STUDIO. Product designer.

2012                      Established"PRODUCT DESIGN CENTER"

                              Established "THE"

2013                     Lecture of Kanazawa Art University

2016                     A Jury member on GOOD DESIGN AWARD

Awards

Bombay Sapphire "Art of Martini 2006" Grand-Prix winner ( Japan, UK )

Good Design Award (Japan)

iF Product design award (Germany)

red dot design award (Germany)

Tokyo Midtown Award 2009 (Japan)

designboom best products 2015 (UK)

London international Award 2015 (UK)

D&AD Graphite Pencil 2016 (UK)

One Show 2016 (US)

HUBLOT DESIGN PRIZE 2016 Finalist ( Swiss Confederation)

 

Book

2015                      "Misunderstanding of design" (Syoudensha - Japan)