[Report]Akita Design Base - [Akita Industrial Design Support Center] Start
“Akita Industrial Design Support Center” is an organization established on April of last year aimed at leading design into traditional crafts for related businesses, and improvement of Design and product development capability, also including enhance marketing strategy and so forth. It’s based in Akita Municipal Junior College of Arts and Crafts, the only University in Art and Design of Akita. In Akita, the first time in 13 years that an official institute in design was established since the design department in Industrial Technology Center has been abolished in 1998.
Akita, a city has the unique industrial with beautiful materials and skillful technology, is expected to a further development by the power of design.
「Akita Industrial Design Support Center」Center Director
Lecture by Jun Igarashi 「Manufacturing and Design in Akita-Past and Future」
Lecture and talk session by winner of Good Design Award 2011, Koichi Fujiki from Fujiki Denshiro Shoten Co.,Ltd.(Kabazaiku -birch craft), and the Designer Hidenori Ono from Works Guild Japan(Wood Toy).
Winner products of Good Design Award all made in Akita exhibited in the venue.
Chair of Kyokuki by Akita Mokko.co.,Ltd is the first winning product as wooden furniture by Good Design Award 1963.
Akita Industrial Design