It looks like an object, but it is actually a "mold". This is for making chocolate. Toyama Prefecture is a traditional city for the foundry industry. This is designed by us and made in a small factory in Toyama. When the parts are disassembled, I designed it like a family crest and flower petals. The separated figure is an image of Japanese sweets. The mold is called KANAGTA in Japanese. And the people who inherited the tradition are compared to flowers and praised as HANAGATA. The unique mold that molds chocolate, which is beautiful whether closed or open, is the purpose of attracting people'
Started his own studio in 2000. He is mainly involved in projects in the car industries.JIDA (Japan Industrial Designers' Association) Member.In addition, under the original brand [ 4-DESIGN by D-W ] that he started himself, he has announced a number of design products that pursue originality with respect for tradition and materials. he has recently produced works focusing on small local factories. And he works with the city's public relations department to disseminate its appeal to the world.At TEDxAnjo 2022, he talked about the power of design.
IDA DESIGN AWARRDS 2022 BRONZE×4 & Honorable Mention×1
German Design Council
GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2022 SPECIAL×2 & NOMINEE×4
GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2023 NOMINEE×1
ICONIC AWARDS 2022: Innovative Interior celection×2
ASIA DESIGN PRIZE 2018 Finalist
ASIA DESIGN PRIZE 2019 Winner
ASIA DESIGN PRIZE 2020 Winner
ASIA DESIGN PRIZE 2021 GRAND PRIZE & GOLD WINNER
ASIA DESIGN PRIZE 2022 Winner