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CompanyDesign Iris co.,ltd
Lead DesignersHitomi Otake
Design TeamDesign Iris co.,ltd.
Project LocationTokyo/Japan
ClientFurusaki co.,ltd.
CreditsProduction: Furusaki co.,ltd./consultant : Spollup
Prize(s)Bronze in Other Products Designs / Other Products designs
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Entry Description

“Nekogoten” is a new product developed in cooperation with Furusaki co.,ltd. This is a new product development project using wood and craftsmanship from Fukui Prefecture. “Nekogoten” is a cat tower that resembles high-end furniture where cats can play safely. It is a compact cat play area that can be placed in a Japanese rental house or cat café. It is a gem made on the basis of understanding the behavior of cats and was designed with attention to detail.


Born in 1979.
Studied art from his childhood under his father, a spatial designer and relief artist, and graduated from art college. Later, he worked as a graphic designer and interior designer before starting his career as a freelance designer in 2011.
In 2017, he established DESIGN Iris Co., Ltd. and has worked on a wide range of projects, including space design and design display design for commercial facilities, graphic design for logos, menus, and signage, three-dimensional design for packaging and products, and branding design.

Awards and Prize

2018 Honorable Mention, DSA Design Award, Tokyo/Japan

2018 Honorable Mention, The 11th IDA (International Design Award) Los Angeles/USA