About us | Sakura Adachi | 安達さくら
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About us

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: ALESSI, CAMPEGGI, FERMOB, KIAN, TASCHEN, RIVA 1920, TURA, EXTROVERSO, MARTEX, ESTEL, BIKETJANST, GGA, AMBIENTEC, etc.


She has won various internationally renown awards including: RED DOT Design Award, GOOD DESIGN AWARD (USA), German Design Award (Germany), Archiproducts Design Award (Italy) and Malaysia Good Design Award (Malaysia). Her work was selected for ADI Design Index (Italy) and became a finalist for IHA Global Innovation Award (USA).


 She was a teaching staff at Istituto Europeo di Design Milan in 2012, and is currently teaching at the Italian university ISIA Pordenone.


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!

Awards & Exhibitions




2022 ARCHIPRODUCTS Design Award 2022: Outdoor


2020 GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 – Excellent Product Design Office furniture (Germany)
2020 ARCHIPRODUCTS Design Award 2020 –  Office furniture (Italy)
2020 Big SEE Product Design Award 2020 (Slovenia)
2020 TableWare International Awards of Excellence 2020 – Finalist of Outdoor Tableware (UK)


2019 GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2019 – Household products (USA)


2017 Finalist of IHA Innovation Award 2017 (gia) (USA)


2016 Selected for ADI Design Index 2016 (Italy)
2016 ARCHIPRODUCTS – BEST OF 2015 (Italy)


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



2020.02 Stockholm Furniture Fair (Sweden)
2020.01 Maison & Objet (France)
2019.09 Furniture China Shanghai (China)
2019.04 Milan International Furniture Fair (Italy)
2019.04 CUF Milano showroom (Italy)
2018.10 Orgatec (Germany)
2018.09 Maison & Objet (France)
2018.04 Milan International Furniture Fair (Italy)
2017.09 DE TRUFFLE – Il Design Alessi Incontra Il Tartufo Bianco D’Alba
2017.09 HOMI (Italy)
2017.04 Milan International Furniture Fair (Italy)
2017.03 Internationa Home + Housewares Show (Chicago, US)
2017.01 Maison & Objet (Paris, France)
2016.05 CITY AFTER THE CITY – The Triennale di Milano International Exposition
2016.04 Milan International Furniture Fair (Italy)
2015.09 Gothenburg Book Fair (Sweden)
2015.04 Milan International Furniture Fair (Italy)
2014.11 OPERAE (Torino, Italy)
2014.09 Designjunction (London, UK)
2014.04 Herman Miller & Fantoni showrooms (Milan, Italy)
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)



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)



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)



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)


2007.06 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 Urban Newspaper (Denmark)


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

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