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About Hidebumi Yamaguchi & Takeda Inc. : What I am interested in is not "what kind of product I should create" but "what kind of 'feeling' I want to create".
My attitude to DESIGN is generated spontaneously through my work.
I work on product design mainly, including a super computer for R&D, processing equipment for micrometer cutting, a digital camera, a cell phone, furniture, a chair, a clock, etc. Products in various fields are developed simultaneously in our studio. The situation goes with searching for industrial cutting & processing equipment, a chair for living room, and a concept of new digital camera all at once.
When the situation comes to be a part of daily life, beyond the superficial differences, “common terms” emerges out of fields those seem to be very different. These “common terms” are simple disarmingly. That is, every product is made for “people” and a designer plays a role to bring the direction of product development around “feeling of people”.
Views of a designer who stares at “people” have power to make engineers
with further specialized expertise than the designer move at fierce development site in a flurry of complicated technical terms.
As our activities are expanded from product design to environmental design, and to service design without having definitive form from now on, the importance of asking about “what kind of ‘feeling’ we want to create” will increase.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Design is a message to “Dear = my dear”.
We always think about that and keep on proposing design of various items.
From interior design such as a chair, a clock, and a light to technological devices, we use various technologies and materials.
However, we think it is important not what kind of “thing” we design, but “what kind of feeling our design create.”

ORGANIZATION:
Caro inc.

EDUCATION:
1990, Graduated in the product design course of Tama Art University, Tokyo JAPAN.

EXPERIENCE:
1990-1997 , Designer at the industrial design section , FUJITSU Limited, Tokyo JAPAN.

1997-1998, Designer at the product design section, OUZAK DESIGN, Nagoya JAPAN.

Numerous collaboration design work with overseas design offices such as ziba Design U.S.A.

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2012, Image Cube Exhibition,Gallery Arakawa & Co., Ltd, Tokyo JAPAN

2008, Tokyo Designer's Week Week Shop Exhibition UKI ~ moimoi exhibition ,GALERIA-Arts, Tokyo JAPAN

2007, Okuikinoaru hikari ExhibitionGALERIA-Arts, Tokyo JAPAN
2006, Fuwatto Exhibition , GALERIA-Arts, Tokyo JAPAN
2006, Tabi-Nami Exhibition , GALERIA-Arts, Tokyo JAPAN
2006, ARIKUI Exhibition , GALERIA-Arts, Tokyo JAPAN
2006, “Dear” Exhubition , Living Design Center OZONE, Tokyo JAPAN

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2014, Kurashi ni yorisō inori no katachi exhibition, Living Design Center OZONE, Tokyo / JAPAN
2010, DESIGNTIDE Extension × CodomonoCoto OYATSU DOUGU TEN @ISETAN LIVING, ISETAN LIVING, Tokyo / JAPAN
2010, CodomonoCoto OYATSU DOUGU TEN exhibition ,Gallery frasco, Tokyo / JAPAN

2009, UKI @ SHINJYUKU MARUI, Tokyo / JAPAN

2008, Milano Fuori Salone ”Shape of Japanese Style Exhibition , Arte Giappone, Milano / ITALY

2008,Shape of Japanese Style Kyoto Return-Exhibition,Soukokuji, Kyoto / JAPAN

EVENTS:
2017, Cabinet Office policy "cool Japan matching forum", Toranomon hills, Tokyo / JAPAN
2017, JIDA DESIGN MUSEUM SELECTION AXIS gallery, Tokyo / JAPAN
2017, German design award WINNER EXHIBITION, Frankfurt / Germaney
2016, IF DESIGN AWARD exhibition, Hamburg / Germaney
2016, DESIGN TOKYO, Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo / JAPAN
2016, MAISON&OBJET, Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris / French
2015, Isot, Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo / JAPAN
2014, IFFT TOKYO, Big Site, Tokyo / JAPAN
2008, IID GREEN DAY Vol.6, Ikejiri Institute of design, Tokyo / JAPAN
2008, Tokyo design touch, Midtown Tokyo ,Tokyo / JAPAN
2008, Open plaisu Exhibition ,Living Design Center OZONE, Tokyo / JAPAN

2007, Milano Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Salone Satellite Dream come true project , Milano / ITALY

2006, Tokyo Designer’s Week , Tokyo / JAPAN
2006, Milano Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Salone Satellite ,Milano / ITALY
2006, SOUND project#2 with Vessel U.S.A ,gallery UND, Tokyo / JAPAN
2006, Design Tide in Tokyo, Paul Smith pink Daikanyama, Tokyo / JAPAN
2006, Tokyo Designer’s Week, Tokyo / JAPAN
2006, SOUND project, gallery UND, Tokyo / JAPAN
2006, SOON @ MITUKOSHI GINZA , Tokyo / JAPAN
2006, Japan Design in Milan, Tokyo Design Center, Tokyo / JAPAN
2006, Salone Internazional del Mobile, Salone Satellite, Milano / ITALY

2004,Tokyo internatinnal Fanuture Fair SOON, Tokyo / JAPAN
2004,Tokyo designer's Block, Tokyo / JAPAN
2004,100%DESIGN LONDON, London / UK
2004,Salon du meuble de Paris , Paris / FRANCE

2003,Tokyo designer's week "Container Exhibition" , Tokyo / JAPAN

AWARDS:
1998 Red Dot product design, Essen / Germany
1999 The Designers of the best of the best ,Essen / Germany
1999 Red Dot for Highrst Design Quality,Essen / Germany
2012 Red Dot product design ,Essen / Germany
2015 JAPAN TSUBAME INDUSTRIAL DESIGN CONTEST 2015 Minister of Economy Award, Tsubame / JAPAN
2015 JAPAN STATIONERY GRAND PRIZE 2015 Design section Grand prize, Tsubame / JAPAN
2016 iF DESIGN AWARD 2016 Category-Stationery , Hannover Germany
2017 GERMAN DESIGN AWARD WINNER 2017 Category-Stationery Frankfurt / Germany

Numerous design have been selected for MITI Good Design , Tokyo / JAPAN

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2017, Millisecond Measure, "German Design Award 2017" page302, Germany
2017, Millisecond Measure, "intramuros" Magazine No188, French
2017, MiLLiSECOND metal tape measure, "The JIDA Museum serection Award 2016 Prize" page 24-25, JAPAN
2016, Millisecond Measure, "ELLE DECOR" Magazine No148, JAPAN
2016, Millisecond Measure, "premium Japan" web Magazine , JAPAN http://www.premium-j.jp/lifestyle/41935/

2015, MiLLiSECOND metal tape measure, "Hobby stationery box" page-88, JAPAN
2015, MiLLiSECOND metal tape measure, "Mono Magazine" page-82, JAPAN
2015, MiLLiSECOND metal tape measure, "Dime" page-1, JAPAN
2015, MiLLiSECOND metal tape measure, "Japan Design Net" web magazine, JAPAN https://www.japandesign.ne.jp/products/2015/07/637
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2015, MiLLiSECOND metal tape measure, "Discover Japan" magazine page-165 , JAPAN

2014, MiLLiSECOND metal tape measure, "roomie" web magazine , JAPAN http://www.roomie.jp/2014/12/221744/
2014, MiLLiSECOND metal tape measure, "GoodsPress" magazine page-120 , JAPAN
2014, Butugu no Design kenkyuujyo, " NIKKEI MJ NEWS PAPER" , JAPAN
2014, Butugu no Design kenkyuujyo, "WORLD BUSINESS Sateraito" TV TOKYO, JAPAN
2014, " NIKKEI NEWS PAPER" 1. January , JAPAN

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
ENGLISH,Advanced

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Solid works,Advanced
Adobe Illustrator,Expert
Adobe photo shop,Expert

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2000, Japan Industrial Designers’ Association, Tokyo / JAPAN

CLIENTELE:
2016, Nippon Kodo Co., Ltd, Designed a Incense Burner.
2016, Nippon Kodo Co., Ltd, Designed a Memorial product.
2014, FUJITSU Limited, Product Designed a Computer.
2013, FUJITSU Limited, Designed a Wearble technology prototype.

WEB SITE:
https://www.caroinc.site/

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://www.caroinc.site/portfolio

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-02-22 13:39:19

COUNTRY:
Japan

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Hidebumi Yamaguchi & Takeda Inc.


Millisecond Reel

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Prosumer Products, Tools, and Machinery Design Category in 2016
Hidebumi Yamaguchi-Caro inc.  for Takeda Inc
Millisecond Measure

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design Category in 2016
Hidebumi Yamaguchi-Caro inc.  for Takeda Inc

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