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

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
(Our office can respond to English, Chinese and Japanese requests.)

Studio Profile

Keiji Ashizawa Design is an architectural and product design studio based in Tokyo, Japan. Formed in 2005 by Keiji Ashizawa, following ten years working experience in both architecture and steel fabrication, the studio now comprises of seven staff members each bringing unique skills to the team.

Through logical thinking and open-mindedness, the studio presents works of ‘honest’ design – simple yet refined, thoughtful and of a light manner – derived naturally through the process of attempting to maximise the potential of each material and its function. The combination of materials and detail tell a story, with inherent richness in the subtly.

The sharing of experiences is essential to broaden possibilities, exercised through collaboration on many levels: internally amongst staff members; creating relationships with clients to form an evolving dialogue of thought; and working with other creative professionals to grow, learn and expand the potential of each project.

Keiji Ashizawa Profile

Keiji Ashizawa (b. 1973) lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating from Yokohama National University in 1995, Ashizawa spent the first ten years of his career working as both an architect and steel fabricator. The unique skills and experience gained throughout these early years, including a valued understanding of metals, continue to influence his approach to design.

Keiji Ashizawa presents work of ‘honest’ design – simple yet refined, thoughtful and of a light manner – derived naturally through the process of attempting to maximise the potential of each material and its function. He excels in applying these ideas to projects of various scale, from furniture and lighting design to architecture and exhibition design.
His furniture and lighting have been exhibited internationally since 2001.
In 2011, Ashizawa was awarded a ‘Special Award’ by the Japan Institute of Design for his principal participation in the inception of Ishinomaki Laboratory – a DIY furniture workshop established in Ishinomaki city, Japan, after it was devastated by the tsunami triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

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CLIENT:

Architecture / Interior

MIYAKE DESIGN STUDIO
Dior
SWATCH GROUP JAPAN
VICTORINOX JAPAN
INOVE

Furniture / Lighting

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

Team

Keiji Ashizawa

1995 Received B.Archi 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.Archi from Showa woman’s University
2005- Keiji Ashizawa Design
Japan’s Board of Architects 1st Class Qualification

Kentaro Yamaguchi

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

Kenta Hirayama

2011 Received B.Archi from Waseda University
2013 Received M.Archi from Waseda University
2014- Keiji Ashizawa Design
Japan’s Board of Architects 2nd Class Qualification

Moritz Schlatter

2004-6 Bob_design, Design Studio Zurich
2006-7 Barber Osgerby, Design Studio London
2007-11 Blatterwek Gmbh, Graphic Studio Zurich
2010- MORITZ SCHLATTER DESIGN
2010-16 Acrush AG, Art + Design Development Zurich
2016- Keiji Ashizawa Design

Chaoyen Wu

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

Kenji Kawami

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

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