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About Tomonobu Kawakami : Tomonobu Kawakami works in a small town between Osaka and Kyoto prefectures in the west of Japan. Kawakami runs an interior design firm, a café, as well as art gallery from a wood frame building dated at over 100 years old.

Kawakami is a designer, gallerist and event director.

These activities are all related as the area of “space design” or its extension. For instance, the cafe is used as a space to richly spend "time to tea".


Tomonobu Kawakami Space Designs”
The core business "Tomonobu Kawakami Space Designs" is ranges from design-related to space to planning and direction such as interior design, architectural design, furniture design, exhibition and exhibition composition.

Kawakami’s approach to design work is to gain his clients thoughts, read the characteristics of the place, build a concept, expand the image, organize ideas, and create a unique space.

Kawakami contributes to local events by designing event space. These events are core to a town’s development, with the aim of imbuing residents with pride for the place in which they live.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Design is binding, it’s masochistic. Art is sadistic, it’s freed from everything.

The etymology of design is the Latin designare meaning "to express a plan symbolically" like the drawing technique “dessin”.

To solve a problem; Tomonobu Kawakami’s approach constructs thought and concept; and expresses it via various media.

Design enhances people's living standard; and enables them spatial comfort.

The contents of the design are basically an idea. Ideas are foremost. The form is just a tool to form the idea. This is the meaning of design.

ORGANIZATION:
TomonobuKawakami SpaceDesigns

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Architectural or civil drafter Construction, fittings, housing

EDUCATION:
1993,Faculty of Humanities,Kyoto Seika University,KYOTO/JAPAN.
1994,Architect Design,Osaka Designer's College,OSAKA/JAPAN.

EXPERIENCE:
1994-2001,C.A.T. Archtectural design office,OSAKA/JAPAN.
2002,Founded GLAN FABRIQUE DESIGN WORKS,IBARAKI/JAPAN.
2003,Founded GLAN FABRIQUE inc.,IBARAKI/JAPAN.
2016,Founded TomonobuKawakami SpaceDesigns,IBARAKI/JAPAN.

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2016, "Holly Tree,Holly Hut", E-ma, OSAKA/JAPAN.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2016,"GERMAN DESIGN AWARD winners of Excellent Communications Design",Museum for Applied Art,Frankfurt/GERMANY.

EVENTS:
2012, "Ureshii Monogoto", Organizer, SOUQ, OSAKA/JAPAN.

AWARDS:
2016,Winner,GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2016"Excellent Communications Design - Interior Architecture",Frankfurt/GERMANY.
2016,Special Mention,GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2016"Excellent Communications Design - Interior Architecture",Frankfurt/GERMANY.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
2004,"Architectural Conversion Case Studies 100", Tokyo University Conversion Committee,TOKYO/JAPAN.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Japanese(Native).
English(Pre-Intermediate).
German(Beginner).

COMPUTER LITERACY:
VectorWorks(Advanced).
Adobe Illustrator(Intermediate).
Adobe Photoshop(Novice).

HOBBIES:
Watching art,Climbing,Cycling,A trip.

WEB SITE:
http://tomonobu-kawakami.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://tomonobu-kawakami.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-02-25 07:51:37

COUNTRY:
Japan

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Tomonobu Kawakami


Sen&gallery Showroom, Gallery, Atelier

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2016
Tomonobu Kawakami for Sen Tomoco Tagawa
Kashi Kashi Cafe

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2016
Tomonobu Kawakami for Cake&tea“kashi Kashi”

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