芦沢啓治建築設計事務所 / Keiji Ashizawa Design Co., Ltd.

Keiji Ashizawa Design Co., Ltd.

zip 112-0002
2-17-15 Koishikawa Bunkyo-ku Tokyo Japan
tel +81-3-5689-5597
fax +81-3-5689-5598
info@keijidesign.com
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Keiji Ashizawa was born in 1973. After graduation from Yokohama National University College Department of Architecture and Building Science in 1996, Ashizawa started his career in architecture WORKSHOP and sharpened his craftsmanship philosophy and developed his skill through custom-building of furniture in super robot. In 2005 he founded his own design studio, Keiji Ashizawa Design.
Ashizawa is active in a wide range, including cooperation with various furniture brands such as Karimoku, MUJI, IKEA for product design projects, and Panasonic for product development and architecture projects.His designs won various awards such as Good Design Award (top 100 and Special Award from the Chairman of JDP for Ishinomaki Laboratory), and AIA’s 2010 National Architecture Awards(for Wall House with Peter Stutchbury Architecture)His philosophy, “Honest Design” is consistent in every project expanding from designs for small products to architectural projects. He honestly tackles the terms and limitations of each project, groping solution for them. This process from general viewpoints results in multifaceted solutions, which amplify each element and shine the strength and beauty of materials. In architectural projects, focusing on the relation with environmental terms, he approaches from the landscape to the styling, harmonizing the space with various techniques comprehensively. For the products, considering not only functions and limitations but also relations and effects with the spaces and architectures, he is good at product designing with fine-tuning of materials.On the other hand, he is also keen to seek how design and creativity contribute to society from his architectural perspective. In 2011 to support local communities’ autonomous restoration from the Great East Japan earthquake, he founded a DIY studio, Ishinomaki Laboratory. In 2014 Ishinomaki Laboratory was incorporated as a furniture brand. Design Koishikawa, which is the gallery space opened only for two years (2016-2018) in Koishikawa, is another excellent example of his projects rooted in his contribution to society. Design Koishikawa aimed to foster
a local culture of Koishikawa area, where Ashizawa’s design studio located.Ashizawa’s perspective nestles close to individuals and communities of people. His works interpret knowledge and values gained from the past for modern society through choosing social-good methods and materials for environments and local society around people. His modern aspect of design translates the accumulation of values inherited from the past into one for future generations.

Text by journalist Jun Kato
Potencial of “honest design”

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CLIENT:

Architecture / Interior

MIYAKE DESIGN STUDIO
Dior
SWATCH GROUP JAPAN
VICTORINOX JAPAN
INOVE
Papabubble
TOKYU CORPORATION

Product

MUJI
karimoku
IKEA OF SWEDEN
MENU
Ariake
Frama cph
Zaozuo
Galerie Maria Wettergren
commoc
DUENDE

Team

Keiji Ashizawa

1995 Received B.Arch. from Yokohama National University
1996-2002 architecture WORKSHOP
2002 super robot
2005- Keiji Ashizawa Design
Japan’s Board of Architects 1st Class Qualification

Mariko Irie

2004 Received B.Arch. from Showa woman’s University
2005- Keiji Ashizawa Design
Japan’s Board of Architects 1st Class Qualification

Lie Honjo

2006 Received B.Arch. from Tokyo University of Science
2006- Keiji Ashizawa Design

Kentaro Yamaguchi

2009 Received M.Arch. from Hokkaido University
2009- Keiji Ashizawa Design
Japan’s Board of Architects 1st Class Qualification

Kenta Hirayama

2011 Received B.Arch. from Waseda University
2013 Received M.Arch. from Waseda University
2014- Keiji Ashizawa Design
Japan’s Board of Architects 1st Class Qualification

Chaoyen Wu

2012 Received B.Arch. from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
2014 Waseda University Japanese Language Program
2017 Received M.Eng. in Architecture from Tokyo Institute of Technology
2017- Keiji Ashizawa Design

Kenji Kawami

2014 Received B.Arch. from Musashino Art University
2017 Received M.Arch. from Meiji University
2017- Keiji Ashizawa Design

Tsubasa Furuichi

2014 Received B.Arch. from Kogakuin University
2016 Received M.Arch. from Kogakuin University
2016-2018 ZYCC CORPORATION
2018- Keiji Ashizawa Design

Hiromi Sugihara

2013 Kozo Keikaku Engineering
2017 Received Master in Industrial design from Scuola Politecnica di Design
2018 Kensaku Oshiro design studio
2019- Keiji Ashizawa Design

Yuichiro Takei

2016 Received B.Arch. from Waseda University
2019 Received M.Arch. from Waseda University
2020- Keiji Ashizawa Design

Fumino Fukuyama

2018 Received M.Arch. from Shibaura Institute of Technology
2018 New Material Research Laboratory (NMRL)
2019-2020 Koooarchitects
2020- Keiji Ashizawa Design

Masaru Kiyota

2019 Received BA in Product Design and Material Studies from University of Oregon
2020- Keiji Ashizawa Design

Misako Fujimoto (Communication Manager)

2008 Ritsumeikan University
2009 Itochu Corporation
2014 Kvadrat Japan
2020- Keiji Ashizawa Design
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Shori Ashizawa

1961 Received B.Archi Waseda University
1961 Shimiz corporation
1986 Shimiz corporation director of landscape and interior design section
1989 Field four design office President
2006- Keiji Ashizawa Design Director