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About Kazunori Takeishi : Kazunori Takeishi is an architect (registered first-class in Japan) who is proficient in 3D modelling and design. In 2011, he started MONOCIRCUS, a design studio based in Fukuoka, Japan where he works together with his partner, Lim Shing Ee, a Singaporean artist. Their work ranges from artwork such as sculptural installations to interior and architectural projects as well as 3D printed items mainly fashion accessories. They do not limit themselves to any specific genre of creative work. MONOCIRCUS has an online store with an international clientele, that features and sells their 3D printed creations. To date, their work has been featured in exhibitions, events, magazines and publications internationally.
STATEMENT OF ART:
At MONOCIRCUS, we work on a variety of fields that ranges from art and sculpture to products and spatial design. Our motto is never to limit ourselves to a particular field. I think creative motivation is what pushes us ahead regardless of genre, and to embrace design with art and vice versa is important to any creative process.

ORGANIZATION:
Monocircus

EDUCATION:
2002, Architecture, BA, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2004, Architecture Department, MA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, MICHIGAN/USA.

EXPERIENCE:
1999, Apprenticeship with architect - Arata Isozaki, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2000, Apprenticeship with architect - Taro Ashiwara, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2001, Apprenticeship with architect - Kumiko Inui, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2005, Designer, Jun Aoki & Associates, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2006-2010, Assistant Tutor, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, TOKYO/JAPAN.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
1999, "Encounters", Factory Museum, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2000, "Water Colors", Yellow Club, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2007, "two feet - Collaboration with Lim Shing Ee", Wheelock Art Gallery, SINGAPORE.
2011, "Public Art Project- Humbly on Hills", MapleTree Business City Tower C, SINGAPORE.
2013, "Public Art Project- Telok Ayer Subway Station", Telok Ayer MRT Station, SINGAPORE.
2013, "3D Fashion Accessory Challenge" by Materialise, Belgian Embassy, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2013, "Singapore Biennale", Singapore Art Museum at 8Q, SINGAPORE.
2014, "Dutch Design Competition USA 2014", Museum of Art and Design, NEW YORK/USA.
2014, "ARTNEXUS", Shibuya Hikarie, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2014, "Mitsukoshi x Geidai", Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2017, Exhibited in curated show ‘Crossing Visions V Ecology of Creation’ at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

EVENTS:
2001, Drawing Workshop/Lecture, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2012, "Rapid 2012 3D Printing Conference + 3D Fabulous Fashion Show", ATLANTA/USA.
2013, "Tokyo Designers Week", TOKYO/JAPAN.
2014, "Fashion Meets Digital", Umeda Hankyu, OSAKA/JAPAN.
2014, "Fashion Week Fukuoka", FUKUOKA/JAPAN.
2014, Nominated Top 14 at Dutch Design Exhibition
2015, Featured in 4th & 5th issue of 'My 3D Printer' weekly magazine by DeAGOSTINI
2015, BowTie was awarded the A'Design Award and exhibited at the Museum of Design, Como, Italy
2015, Nominated as Semi-Finalists at Rapid 3D Jewelry Competition organized by Design Museum Boston
2016, Selected works featured and available for sale at The Met, museum shop of Metropolitan Museum of Art in conjunction with exhibition ‘Manus × Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’
2017, Citizen Limited Edition Bangle Design Project

AWARDS:
2001, Ikuo Hirayama Scholarship from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2003, Merit Scholarship from Cranbrook Academy of Art, MICHIGAN/USA.
2008, Nomination, Tokyo Society of Architects Housing Competition, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2012, Winning Entry, Rapid 2012 3D Printing Conference+3D Fabulous Fashion Show, ATLANTA/USA.
2013, Winning Entry, 3D Fashion Accessory Challenge by Materialise, BELGIUM.
2014, Nominated Top 14, Dutch Design Competition USA 2014, NEW YORK/USA.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2013, "MONOCIRCUS", Afro Fukuoka, February, FUKUOKA/JAPAN.
2013, "Bow Tie", Designboom.com, June, USA.
2013, "Bow Tie", Notcot.org, June, USA.
2013, "Bow Tie", Futu Paper, July, POLAND.
2013, "Bow Tie", WIRED, August, USA.
2013, "MONOCIRCUS", Nikkei Design, August, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2013, "Singapore Biennale", Straits Times, October, SINGAPORE.
2013, "MONOCIRCUS", MdN Graphic and Design, August, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2014, "KIKOO", Zexy Premier, May, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2014, "Cube Pen Stand", Notcot.org, May, USA.
2014, "Breezea", Designboom.com, June, USA.
2014, "Interview", Handmade in Italy, July, USA.
2014, Featured in ZEXY PREMIER, Japanese bridal magazine, Japan
2014, BREEZEA was featured in designboom.com, international online design magazine
2014, Featured in 'Asa desu', Television program by Kyushu/Yamagushi KBC television
2015, Featured in 4th & 5th issue of 'My 3D Printer' weekly magazine by DeAGOSTINI
2017, Featured in ‘My Accessory Style’ Japanese magazine, Japan
2017, Featured in ‘Zexy Premier’ Japanese magazine japan

BOOKS:
2013, "The Perfect Guide to 3D Printers", 111 pages, Nikkei BP, Nikkei Trendy, TOKYO/JAPAN, ISBN9784822220761.
2014, "(Translated) Understanding 3D Printer", 191 pages, Yosensha, TOKYO/JAPAN, ISBN9784800302823.

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

COMPUTER LITERACY:
2D and 3D CAD, HTML and CSS, 2D Graphics and Illustration

HOBBIES:
Fishing, Reading, Movies, Carpentry

WEB SITE:
https://monocircus.com/en/about-us

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://monocircus.com/en/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2015-01-30 07:45:31

COUNTRY:
Japan

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Kazunori Takeishi


The Bowtie Bow Tie

Silver A' Design Award Winner for 3D Printed Forms and Products Design Category in 2014
Kazunori Takeishi, Lim Shing Ee for Monocircus

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