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About us

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Sakura Adachi

Born in 1977, Aichi, Japan. In 2001, Sakura Adachi graduated from Musashino Art University in Industrial and Craft Design, specialising in woodwork. She then moved to London to complete her MA in Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design graduating in 2004. During the course, she was awarded the second prize in CAIAZZA MEMORIAL CHALLENGE Promosedia International Competition in 2003.

 

Since 2004, she has been living and working in Milan and has collaborated with some design studios in Milan such as Atelier Bellini and Studio & Partners.

 

In 2005, she participated in Copenhagen International Furniture Fair, and exhibited her graduation work – the bookcase CAVE together with two chairs. The fair was a great success and HRH The Crown Prince of Denmark visited her stand, which resulted in a number of publications on her works including an interview on the New York Times in 2007.

 

In 2008, she established Sakura Adachi Design Studio in Milan. Her design has a background in industrial design and wooden furniture, and is characterised by a combination of conceptual and craftsmanship approach. Many of her products are self-communicating, the story behind and concept within and making the best use of characteristics of materials.

 

She has collaborated and is currently collaborating with Italian and international manufacturers including: CAMPEGGI, FERMOB, TASCHEN, RIVA 1920, TURA, MARTEX, ESTEL, BIKETJANST, GGA, AMBIENTEC, etc.

 

She has been awarded with RED DOT Design Award for her fruit bowls ECLIPSE. She was a teaching staff at Istituto Europeo di Design Milan in 2012, and is currently teaching at ISIA Pordenone.

Studio

Our studio is located in the centre of Milan in front of the park Parco Solari. Milan inspires our creativity and stays us up to date with our design fields. From here, we work with Italian as well as International clients offering design consultancy.

 

We like to create and sometimes invent new products that help people’s everyday life and make people “smile” and sometimes “surprise”. We believe that great design is a combination of “Function”, “Aesthetics”, and what is more, “Great Concept”. Our design process leads us to create original and unique yet iconic products which have something more than other existing products in the market.

 

We like meeting new people and have a chat about design. Just drop us a line and come visit us!

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Awards & Exhibitions

AWARDS:

2012 ZEPTER INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD Artzept 
2010 RED DOT Design Award 
2004 The 17th Koizumi International Lighting Design Competition (Japan) 
2003 CAIAZZA MEMORIAL CHALLENGE Promosedia International Design Competition (Italy) 
2000 Itami Shuhaidai Competition (Japan) – hournable mention
2000 Hida Takayama Student Furniture Competition (Japan) – hournable mention

 

EXHIBITIONS:

2014.04 More Than One – at Herman Miller & Fantoni showrooms (Milan)
2014.04 Salone Internazionale del Mobile (Milan) 2013.09 Maison&Objet (Paris)
2013.04 Salone Internazionale del Mobile (Milan)
2013.04 J+I – 6 Japanese Designers Collaborate with Italian Artisans (Italy)
2012.04 Temporary Museum for New Design – Superstudio Piu’ (Milan)
2012.04 Salone Internazionale del Mobile (Milan)
2011.09 Gothenburg Book Fair (Sweden)
2011.05 Interzum (Germany)
2011.04 Salone Internazionale del Mobile (Milan)
2011.04 SaloneSatellite (Milan)
2011.02 Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011 (Sweden)
2010.10 Orgatec 2010 (Germany)
2010.09 Gothenburg Book Fair (Sweden)
2010.04 Borsaino nel Meraviglioso Mondo di Campeggi (Milan)
2010.04 Salone Internazionale del Mobile (Milan)
2009.04 “SAKURA ADACHI x ANTEPRIMA” – at Anteprima boutuque (Milan)
2009.04 Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2009 (Milan)
2009.04 Salone Satellite 2009 (Milan)
2005.05 Copenhagen International Furniture Fair (Denmark)
2003.09 Promosedia International Chair Exhibition (Italy)
2000.08 Group exhibition (Japan)
2000.08 Itami Shuhaidai Exhibition (Japan)

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Publications

PUBLICATIONS:
Interviews

2011.09 Il Foglio del Mobile (Moscow)
2011.05 BS-Asahi “Stylebook” (Japan)
2011.04 NHK BS-1 “El Mundo” (Japan)
2011.04 TG5 (Italy)
2010.12 Gulf Interiors (UAE)
2010.07 Senken newspaper (Japan)
2007.06 THE NEW YORK TIMES (USA)

 

Books

2013.08 Creative Product Design
2012.04 Bookshelf – librerie d’autore
2011.09 COUPLICITE – Maison&Objet (France)
2011.07 L’officiel 1000 Modèles Design (France)
2010.11 Red Dot Design Concept Year Book 2010/2011 (Singapore)
2010.01 JAHBUCH YEARBOOK 2010/2011 (Germany)
2010.01 CRAZY! DESIGN (France)

 

Magazines&Newspapers

2013.05 Surface Asia (Singapore)
2013.01 ELLE (Bulgaria)
2012.09 RIFARE CASA (Italy)
2012.08 Ser Padres (Spain)
2012.05 La Reppublica (Italy)
2012.01 Für Sie (Germany)

 

2011.11 DOMUS (Italy)
2011.10 ZEIT Magazin (Germany)
2011.10 Brillia (Japan)
2011.09 Casa&Giardino (Italy)
2011.09 Il Foglio del Mobile (Moscow)
2011.09 Le Monde (France)
2011.09 Marianne (France)
2011.06 Style Magazine (Italy)
2011.05 La Reppublica (Italy)
2011.04 Corriere dela Sera (Italy)
2011.04 Japan Times (Japan)
2011.04 Senken h (Japan)
2011.03 Eben Interiors (Spain)
2011.02 Architectural Digest (Russia)
2011.02 Nisha Design Magazine (Israel)
2011.01 Architectural Digest (Mexico)

 

2010.12 DOMUS (Italy)
2010.12 Gulf Interiors (UAE)
2010.12 Architectural Digest (Mexico)
2010.10 Casa Luce (Italy)
2010.10 BRAVA CASA (Italy)
2010.07 Senken newspaper (Japan)
2010.04 Habiter / Le Nouvelliste (Switzerland)

 

2009.07 NIKKEI DESIGN (Japan)
2009.05 RAUM UND WOHNEN (Switzerland)
2009.05 DOMUS (Italy)
2009.04 CASAMICA (Italy)
2009.03 Inside Outside (India)
2009.02 Esquire (Japan)

 

2008.11 dm magazine (Belgium)
2008.05 ELLE Magazine (Russia)
2008.01 Serendib (Sri Lanka)

 

2007.12 FINANCIAL TIMES (UK)
2007.06 THE NEW YORK TIMES (USA)
2007.06 DalCasa (Croatia)

 

2006.06 CASAMICA (Italy)
2006.05 Archidom (Russia)
2006.01 MARK (Netherland)

 

2005.11 FRAME (Netherland)
2005.09 FRAME (Netherland)
2005.07 Taburet (Russia)
2005.07 WOHNREVUE (Switzerland)
2005.07 Mobler Kultur (Germany)
2005.06 DANSKE MOBLER (Denmark)
2005.05 Furniture Today (USA)
2005.05 FYNES STIFTSTIDENDE (Denmark)
2005.05 Urban Newspaper (Denmark)

 

2003.12 md (Germany)
2003.11 BLUE PRINT (UK)
2003.11 NIKKEI DESIGN (Japan)

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