Kazuhiro Yamanaka

Born in Tokyo in 1971. Kazuhiro Yamanaka graduated from Royal College of Art (London) in 1997.
He participates in different aspects of design: from piece furniture design to lighting design and Installation. Current client list includes Pallucco, Boffi, Ingo Maurer, Saazs, Alessi and Museums worldwide.
Awarded many prizes including Winner, Design Report Award 2004 (Milan). His creation belongs to a collection of MoMA(New York). He has also realised lighting installations at Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Collette(Paris), Designboom, Laforet Museum (Tokyo), Hangaram Design Museum (Seoul) etc. Kazuhiro Yamanaka has been featured worldwide in the following publications: Abitare, Casa Abitare, Design Diffusion News, Esquire, Domus, Elle Decor, Interni, Intramuros, md, Metropolitan Home, The New York Times, Ottagono, Vogue, Wallpaper*. He has also judged at many international design competitions such as HKDA Design Awards 2009 and designboom International Design Competitions.
Appointed as an associate professor at Musashino art University in Tokyo since 2014.




1971------------------------Born in Tokyo
1992-1995----------------Musashino Art University, Tokyo, BA in Interior Design
1995-1997----------------Royal College of Art, London, MA in Furniture Design
1997- ----------------------Set up own studio "kazuhiroyamanakaoffice" in London
2014- ----------------------Appointed as an associate professor at Musashino Art University, Tokyo

Awards

1998------------------------Crafts Council Bursary Award, London
1999------------------------Finalist, Blueprint / 100%Design Award, London
2000------------------------Finalist, Blueprint / 100%Design Award, London
2001------------------------Finalist, Design Report Awrad, Milan
2004------------------------Winner, Design Report Awrad, Milan /
-------------------------------Runner-up, Best Product of the Year, Cloudy Night, "Raum und Wohnen", Switzerland
2008
------------------------Best Bookshelf 2008, Ledge, Elle Decoration, UK


Permanent Collection

MoMA (New York)
Alessi Museum (Italy)

Clients

Pallucco Italia (Italy), Boffi (Italy), Ingo Maurer (Germany), Alessi (Italy), Saazs (France),
Colette (France), Designboom (Italy), Victoria and Albert Museum (UK) etc.



Exhibition

1997 -----------------------Summer Show, Royal College of Art, London
1998 -----------------------Bare, Opoto Bar, London
1998 -----------------------100%Design, Earls Court 2, London
1999
-----------------------100%Design, Earls Court 2, London / Ambiante, Messe, Frankfurt
2000 -----------------------Salone Satellite, Salone del Mobile, Milan / 100%Design, Earls Court 2, London
2001 -----------------------Salone Satellite, Salone del Mobile, Milan
2002 -----------------------Skin, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York / Salone Satellite, Salone del Mobile, Milan /
-------------------------------Contemporary Decorative Arts, Sotheby's, London
2003------------------------Salone Satellite, Salone del Mobile, Milan / Lighting installation, Colette, Paris
2004------------------------Brilliant, Victoria and Albert Museum, London / Salone del Mobile, Milan /
-------------------------------Twinkle Twinkle, Laforet Museum, Tokyo /
-------------------------------Building & Lighting, Frankfurt
2005------------------------Brilliant, The Lighting Show, Birmingham, UK / Twinkle Twinkle, Moscow /
-------------------------------Twinkle Twinkle, Turkey / Brilliant, National Glass Museum, Sunderland, UK
2006------------------------Twinkle Twinkle, Design centre, Bamsley, UK
aaajijijiJIJIJIIJIIJIIJIJIJI Kazuhiro Yamanaka 2006, Solo-Exhibition, Sottocorno StudioGalleria, Milan
2007------------------------All light, All right, Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul, Korea
2008------------------------Salone del Mobile, Milan / Round About, Heard Gallery, London
-------------------------------Seoul Design Olympiad 2008, Jamsil Olympic Stadium, Seoul
2009------------------------Asia Jewellery Design Invitational Exibition, Hong Kong Convention Centre, Grand Foyer, Hong Kong /
-------------------------------100%Design, Earls Court 2, London
-------------------------------Reading by Light, H Gallery, The CIVIC, Barnsley, UK
2011------------------------Salone del Mobile, Milan, ITALY / CharityBox for Japan, Milan, ITALY
-------------------------------Dwell on Design, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, USA
2012------------------------Fuori Salone, Milan, ITALY /
-------------------------------Sound Cloud, Installation, Glass House, Paris
-------------------------------Usomano Project, NOPX Gallery, Torino, ITALY
2013------------------------Salone del Mobile, Milan


Judge


2004 -----------------------Designboon / 100%design Tile design Competition (London)
2007 -----------------------Designboom Radiator Design Competition (Milan)
2009 -----------------------HKDA Asia Design Award (Hong Kong) etc.

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