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About Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan : Daisuke Nagatomo graduated from Meiji University in Tokyo, and decided to pursue his passion of architecture at Columbia University, where he received master degree in advanced architectural design. Nagatomo began his career in the metropolitan New York area with architecture firms, including TEN Arquitectos and Design Office for Research and Architecture. He was the invited researcher for FabLab House project at IaaC, Barcelona from 2009 to 2010 where he holds research diploma. Nagatomo is currently the assistant professor of National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan as well as adjunct faculty member of Tokyo Denki University. Nagatomo has taught several schools including Pratt Institute (New York), Tokyo University of Science, and Keio University.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Designing is as creating a formula of nature. Only when everything matches perfect, it could be a great design.

ORGANIZATION:
MisoSoupDesign

EDUCATION:
2010, Architecture, Diploma, Institut d'Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
2004, Architecture, Master, Columbia University, New York, USA
2001, Architecture, Bachelor, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

EXPERIENCE:
2015-, Assistant Professor, Chung Yuan Christian University
2012- 2014, Assistant Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
2012-, Lecturer, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
2004-, Director, MisoSoupDesign

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2013, Lightscape Pavilion, Treasure Hill Art Village , Taipei/Taiwan
2012, Invisible farm, Taishin Bank Lobby, Taipei/Taiwan

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2015, i Light Marina Bay, Singapore/Singapore
2012, Taiwan Wanderer, Taicung/Taiwan
2011, Keep Exhibition, Taiwan Designer's Week, Taipei/Taiwan
2011, Bliss Exhibition, Taipei World Design Expo, Taipei/Taiwan
2010, Tokyo Design Tide, Tokyo/Japan
2009, 100 % Professional, 100% Design Tokyo, Tokyo/Japan

EVENTS:
2012 National Chiao Tung University, Design Studio
2015 National Taiwan University of Technology, Invited Lecture
2014 National Taipei University of Technology, Invited Lecture
2013 National Cheng Kung University, Archi Talks
2013 Tokyo Denki University: Design Studio
2012 National Chiao Tung University, YA Talk
2011 Keio University: Guest Lecture
2010 Tokyo University of Science, architecture school
2008 New York FXFOWLE architects
2007 New York Institute of Technology – Architecture, undergraduate program
2007 ACADIA conference at Nova Scotia Dalhousie University architecture school
2004 New York Pratt Institute architecture graduate program

AWARDS:
2016 Designer of the Year (IAD International Association of Designers), Italy
2015 Platinum Award, A'Design Award, Italy
2014 TID Award, Taiwan
2014 Golden Award, A'Design Award, Italy
2013, 3rd Place, Green Dot Award, USA
2012, Golden Award, A'Design Award, Italy
2011, Honourable Mention, Green Dot Award, USA
2010, People's Choice Award, Solar Decathlon Europe, Madrid/Spain
2008, Design Merit Award, FEIDAD Award, Taipei/Taiwan

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2010, England, Wallpaper Magazine, October. Kulms Chair
2010, China, International Design Yearbook. Sherman’s Church Institute
2010, China, Modern Decoration Home Magazine, February. Multicultural design MisoSoupDesign interview.
2010, Korea, Bob Magazine. Porous Chair
2010, Canada, Azure Magazine , September. Kulms chair.
2010, Germany, Das Magazine, March. K workstation.
2010, India, IA&B Magazine, March. Live pod, prefabricated housing.
2009, France, Maison Francais Magazine, March. Za stool.
2009, Taiwan, New Tectonics. 7 th Far Eastern International Digital Architectural Design Award – New media school.
2009, Spain, SelfFab House: 2nd Advanced Architecture Contest. Redefining urban density.
2009, USA, Metropolis Magazine, June. OFS hotseat competition. W Lounge Chair.
2009, Germany, Once Upon a Chair. K workstation, Za stool.
2009, Belgium, Le courrier du bois Magazine. Kulms Chair
2009, Canada, TLC Magazine, May. Porous Chair
2009, Russia, 100% Office. K workstation
2009, Mexico, Complot Magazine. K workstation
2009, Netherlands, New Product Design. Liquid stone table, Porous chair, Kulms Chair.
2008, Netherlands, Frame magazine. Interior Design – softshop
2008, Russia, Tatlin Magazine ACADIA competition 1 st prize. New media school
2007, Taiwan, Responsive Volatility. Figureconfigure
2006, Taiwan, Distinguishing Digital Architecture : 6 th Far Eastern International Digital Architectural Design Award
2006, USA, Coney Island: The Parachute Pavilion Competition
2005, Taiwan, Demonstrating Digital Architecture

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
2007, "New Media School: Morphorgenesis of School Typology", ACADIA 2007 Expanding Bodies, Halifax/CANADA

BOOKS:
2009, "Once Upon a Chair", 44 & 47 Pages, Gestalten, Rovert Klanten, Berlin/Germany, ISBN 978-3-89955-256-0

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Japanese (Native), English (Near Native)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe CS
Rhino3D
AutoCad
3DS Max

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2016, Professional Reading, Chung Yuan Christian University/Taiwan
2015, Basic Design I, Chung Yuan Christian University/Taiwan
2014, Option Studio, National Chiao Tung University/Taiwan
2013, Option Studio, National Chiao Tung University/Taiwan
2012, Digital Design, Tokyo Denki University/Japan
2010, FabLab House Construction Guide, IaaC/Spain

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2007, "ACADIA 2007 Expanding Bodies", Dalhousie University, Halifax/CANADA

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
Architecture Institute of Japan

COLLECTIONS:
2016, MOOD, Como/Italy

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2016, A'Design Award, COMO/Italy
2015, A'Design Award, COMO/Italy
2011, EVOLO SKYSCRAPER Competition, USA

HOBBIES:
Digital Photograph
Motion Graphic

CLIENTELE:
Nike Golf
Tainan Ministry of Culture

WEB SITE:
http://www.misosoupdesign.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://www.misosoupdesign.com/project.html

RSS URL:
http://www.misosoupdesign.com/?feed=rss2

REGISTRATION DATE:
2011-10-25 03:04:24

COUNTRY:
Taiwan

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan


Urban Oasis Residential Apartment

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2016
Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan for Misosoupdesign
Rocking Dolphin Kid Furniture

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015
Daisuke Nagatomo & Minnie Jan for Misosoupdesign
Lightscape Pavilion

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category in 2015
MisoSoupDesign for Misosoupdesign
Under The Tree Educational Institute

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2016
Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan for Misosoupdesign
Invisible Farm Art Installation

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design Category in 2016
Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan for Misosoupdesign
S-Cube Stool, Child Chair, and Step

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2011
Daisuke Nagatomo & Minnie Jan for Misosoupdesign
Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2013
Daisuke Nagatomo & Minnie Jan for Misosoupdesign
Lightscape Pavilion Art Installation

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category in 2014
Daisuke Nagatomo for Misosoupdesign
Morph Side Table

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2016
Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan for Misosoupdesign
Spiral Stool

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015
Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan for Misosoupdesign

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