Designer, Creative Director. Project Associate Professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo. Born in Wakayama Prefecture in 1985. Completed his master’s program in Aerospace Engineering at the Graduate School of The University of Tokyo in 2010, and his doctoral program at the Royal College of Art in London in Design Engineering in 2016.

Founded design studio Tangent in London in 2015. In 2020, he co-founded the field of Advanced Art and Design at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, and further expanded his activities based in both London and Tokyo. Specializes in the progressive integration of design and engineering, providing numerous designs and concepts for world-famous luxury brands, as well as engaging in a wide range of fields from the development of new businesses based on technology to urban development.

His recently founded international initiative Craft x Tech connects Japanese traditional crafts with cutting-edge technology, and he actively presents art works through collaborations with traditional crafts, working on the evolution and passing on of Japanese culture.

His main works include the giant wall art Orb (2023) for the Tanegashima Space Art Festival, the Dawn (2023) that fuses traditional Kanazawa gold leaf with state-of-the-art laser processing technology, the installation Here (2019) for the Hermès pavilion at the international fine watch salon SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie), the glass sculpture Rise (2017) released from Wonderglass, the animation Ascension (2016) for the facade of the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, and the lighting Inaho (2013) inspired by swaying rice plants. Recipient of many awards in the fields of design and engineering, including the Excellence Award from the Artificial Intelligence Society of Japan, Super Creator certification from the IPA Unexplored Software Project, Wakayama Prefectural Culture Encouragement Award, LEXUS DESIGN AWARD, and Reddot Design Concept Best of the Best.

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