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- 20 Visions of Japanese Design

Exhibition at ADI Design Museum

22nd Mar. – 9th Jun. 2024  | Milan, Italy

A cup and a bowl from Anima and a stool from RRR are to be exhibited in the exhibition 'ORIGIN of SIMPLICITY - 20 Visions of Japanese Design' starting at ADI Design Museum in Milan, Italy from 8th of March.

Opening hours:

10:30 am – 8:30 pm Sat – Thu

Admission fee:

15 euro


ADI Design Museum

Piazza del Compasso d'Oro 1, 20154 Milano, Italia

Life Cycles: The Materials of Contemporary Design

Exhibition at MoMA

2nd Sep. 2023 – 7th Jul. 2024  | New York, US

An exhibition 'Life Cycles: The Materials of Contemporary Design' starts at MoMA, New York, from 2nd of September 2023.

A collection of Anima is going to be on display as part of it and for the second time after acquisition by the museum.

'Any act of good design must also be an act of empathy, respect, and responsibility toward all living organisms and ecosystems––as well as future generations. By translating scientific, technological, and social revolutions into objects and behaviors, design can be an agent of positive change and play a crucial part in restoring the fragile ties between humans and the rest of nature. Life Cycles: The Materials of Contemporary Design explores the regenerative power of design as it shifts its focus towards a more collaborative rapport with the natural world.'


2nd Sep. 2023 – 7th Jul. 2024

Opening hours:

10:30 am – 5:30 pm Sun – Fri

10:30 am – 7:00 pm Sat


MoMA, Floor 1, 1 South

11 West 53 Street, Manhattan

At the coalface! - Design in a post-carbon age

Exhibition at CID Grand Hornu

25th Sep. 2022 – 8th Jan. 2023  | Hornu, Belgium

Three pieces of Anima are to be part of the exhibition 'At the coalface!' at CID Grand Hornu in Belgium.

'The pieces we have brought together provide both a damning insight and reasons for hope: design as a means of deconstructing the humankind/nature hierarchies of the modern era, putting us back into the humus, as a part of nature itself.


At the coalface! is a conversation that spans many disciplines, combining memories and techniques of the past with the need for solutions to the emergency we face today. It sees coal become a resource for generating multi-voiced and sustainable narratives.'


25th Sep. 2022 – 8th Jan. 2023

Opening hours:

Daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


CID Grand Hornu

Site du Grand-Hornu
Rue Sainte-Luise, 82

7301 Hornu - Belgique


Exhibition at Stedelijk Museum

26th May. – 4th Sep. 2022  | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Pieces of Anima are going to be on display in the exhibition 'IT'S OUR F***ING BACKYARD' at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

'Natural materials are assigned new functions (producing plastic from algae) and recycling or transforming waste into high-quality material (making fabrics and furniture from pine needles). Some projects focus on energy sources that are less harsh on the environment, or on raising consumer awareness. This exhibition showcases experiments and products that are already widely used.'


26th May. 2022 – 4th Sep. 2022

Opening hours:

Daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Museumplein 10 
1071 DJ Amsterdam

The Thinking Piece

Exhibition at (PLACE) by method

26th Apr. – 1st May. 2022  | Tokyo, Japan

15 Pieces of Anima are on display and sold in a charity exhibition for Ukraine, 'The Thinking Piece' held in Tokyo.

Please visit to see and purchase works by 19 talent creators from around the globe. Proceeds are to be donated to Médecins Sans Frontièrs (MSF) and CARE.

The items are sold online on the web of the gallery and purchasable until 15th of May.


26th Apr. – 1st May. 2022

Opening hours:

Daily 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm


(PLACE) by method

1-3-1, HIgahshi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

150-0011 Japan

Beyond TUMS

Exhibition at Transnatural

17th Oct. – 1st Feb. 2022  | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Pieces of Anima are on display in the exhibition Beyond TUMZ at Transnatural gallery in Amsterdam - the pieces were originally presented in 'The Unknown Mine Zone' exhibition organised by the gallery and held at Nieuw Dakota.


17th Oct. 2021 – 1st Feb. 2022

Opening hours:

Tue - Fri 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

​Admission free



Jan van Galenstraat 125, 1056 BL, Amsterdam

Refrigerator Illusion

Exhibition at ACC

2nd Jul. – 26th Sep. 2021  | Gwangju, South Korea

Anima and Food Waste Ware are presented in 'Refrigerator Illusion' exhibition held at Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, South Korea.


'The Refrigerator Illusion exhibition started with an attempt to use the refrigerator – an everyday essential and a part of everyone’s kitchen – as a lens for approaching culinary and lifestyle culture practices. It attempts to share the various issues and the stories that exist on the other side of the convenience and efficiency that the refrigerator brings us.


2nd Jul. – 26th Sep. 2021

Opening hours:

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

​Admission free


Asia Culture Center, Space 3 & 4

38 Munhwajeondang-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju

61485, Republic of Korea

The Unknown Mine Zone

Exhibition at Nieuw Dakota

18th Apr. – 6th Jun. 2021  | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

16 pieces of Anima, newly developed for this occasion, and several items from Agar Plasticity are going to be presented in 'The Unknown Mine Zone' exhibition held at Nieuw Dakota in Amsterdam.


'How will natural resources shape our lives with upcoming shortages? What will be materials that hold our future interests? How can we, as humans, adapt to a new landscape defined by material access? Can Man, Material and Mass-consumption continue to co-exist?

The Unknown Mine Zone highlights several artworks and innovative designs that engage with the looming natural resource crisis in an innovative and sustainable fashion.'


18th Apr. – 6th Jun. 2021

Opening hours:

Thu - Fri 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sat - Sun 12:00 am – 6:00 pm


Nieuw Dakota

Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 41b, Amsterdam

The Netherlands

International KOGEI Award in Toyama 2020

Exhibition at Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design

25th Feb. – 4h Apr. 2021  | Toyama, Japan

Kosuke's new work ‘Anima - Life Vessel’  has been selected for the exhibition ‘Internatinal KOGEI Award in Toyama 2020’. (Kogei means Craft in Japanese))

The work is made from the same material as I am using for tableware pieces: food waste and urushi (Japanese lacquer).

Showcasing about 120 works chosen from 709 entries from 62 countries and regions, the exhibition is running through 4th of Apr 2021 at Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design.

​This exhibition was originally planned this time last year, but postponed due to the pandemic situation.

Click here to see the selected works


'In the International KOGEI Award in Toyama is for craftspeople who are under 50 years of age, including artists, artisans, and designers.

This award comprehensively evaluates not only craft works, expressions, and techniques, but also ideas, efforts, strategies and activities of each craftspeople, and encourages them.

The award aims to draw the future vision of crafts by reconsidering the stereotypical concept of traditional crafts once from an unbiased perspective, capturing the global trends in crafts that are becoming more and more borderless and cross-fields, and creating opportunities for international networks and collaboration.'


25th Feb. – 4th Apr. 2021

Opening hours:

9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Closed on Wednesdays


Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design

Floor 2, Exhibition room 2

3 - 20 Kibamachi, Toyama

930 - 0806 Japan

Materia Gris - New Materials for the Post-fossil Era

Exhibition at Centrocentro

11th Feb. – 9th May 2021  | Madrid, Spain

Among the great works by great designers, Anima is presented in the exhibition, Materia Gris (Grey Matter), opened at CENTROCENTRO in Madrid, Spain. There are three items from the collection: a cup, a small cup and a bowl.


'With the planet's natural resources on the verge of exhaustion and in a consumer society bent on producing waste in vast quantities, many designers are playing an important role in the research and development of new materials that are in line with the needs and challenges of the 21st century. This exhibition is a compilation of new materials that are currently emerging in the field of design. Engineers, architects, biologists, botanists... many professions are involved in the development of this field. '


11th Feb. – 9th May 2021

Opening hours:

Tue - Sun 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Closed on Mondays


Centrocentro, Floor 3

Plaza de Cibeles, 1. 28014. Madrid

Broken Nature

Exhibition at MoMA

21st Nov. – Summer 2021  | New York, US

Broken Nature, which was originally curated for the Triennalle di Milano, has now opened its door at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and Anima is on display in the exhibition.

​It is the first time that Anima​ is shown in public after being acquired for the museum collection.


'From regenerating coral reefs to contemplating feeding an overpopulated planet, the works in Broken Nature show how design and architecture might jumpstart constructive change. This exhibition—a collaboration with the Triennale di Milano—highlights the concept of restorative design, and offers strategies to help humans repair their relationship to the environments that they share with other species and each other.'


21st Nov. – Summer 2021

Opening hours:

10:30 am – 5:30 pm daily

Monday mornings from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm are reserved exclusively for

members and their guests.


MoMA, Floor 1, 1 South

11 West 53 Street, Manhattan

FUTURE FOOD - What will we eat tomorrow?

Exhibition at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

30th May. – 26th Sep. 2021  | Dresden, Germany

Anima is presented in the exhibition FUTURE FOOD - What will we eat tomorrow? in the form of a slide show composed of photographs of the project.


'Food is essential to human life, but it represents far more than just nourishment. Food brings people together and is associated with happiness and enjoyment, identity and culture. And as private and mundane as it may be, ‘food’ can also be politically explosive. Indeed, through our food, we participate in a nutrition system that feeds people in many regions of the world. By the same token, we also impose a burden on our environment, our health and social peace around the world. It is also a system that fails to reach some 800 million people worldwide, who simply go hungry.What are the causes of such grievances? At our exhibition you have the opportunity to find out more on the subject. But first and foremost we look at what can be done: thanks to new ideas and methods, changes in policy, but in our own eating habits. After all, the future of food is inseparable from the future of life itself.'


30th May. 2020 – 26th Sep. 2021

Opening hours:

10 am – 6 pm Tue – Sun

Mon closed


Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
Lingnerplatz 1
01069 Dresden

Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined

Exhibition at SMoCA

1st Feb.. – 6th Sep. 2020  | Arizona, US

'Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined', in which Anima project is exhibited, is traveling to its second venue Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona, US.


It is an 'exhibition to recognize designers using extreme and inventive upcycling to address the current state of our depleted and polluted environment. Waste produced by humans is so abundant that it is disrupting natural resources. In order to reduce our footprint on earth, these 30 international designers and studios—from Asia, Latin America and Europe—are pioneering a new direction in design by radically transforming waste into useful products. Many of the designers are recent graduates or faculty of design academies and universities, noting a shift in the world of design and design education, from function at the service of aesthetic considerations to socially responsible, environmental remediation.'


1st Feb. – 6th Sep. 2020

Opening hours:

Tue – Wed, Fri, Sun, 11 am – 5 pm

Thu, Sat, 11 am – 8 pm

Mon closed 


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7374 East Second Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Designart Tokyo 2019

Exhibition at Designart Gallery

18th. – 27th Oct. 2019  | Tokyo

As part of Designart Tokyo 2019 starting from 18th of October, a new work 'Anima - Life Vessel' is being exhibited at Designart Gallery.

Handcrafting a series of tableware from food waste and Urushi to encourage us to rethink our relationship with nature, for this occasion, Kosuke challenged to make a bigger piece.

Since ancient times, pots have been used for preserving and carrying water and food, placing offerings or ashes, and displaying flowers. Interpreting a pot as a symbol of life, he created a container from life for life.


18th – 27th Oct. 2019

Opening hours:

11 am – 8 pm

Reception party:

25th 7 pm – 9 pm


Designart Gallery at Tenoha Daikanyama

20-23, Daikanyamacho, Shibuya-ku

Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined

Exhibition at Georgetown University Galleries

3rd Oct. – 15th Dec. 2019  | Washington D.C., US

From 3rd of October, an espresso cup from Anima collection is taking part in the exhibition 'Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined', held at Georgetown University Art Galleries in Washington D.C.


The show 'recognize[s] a fresh approach to addressing the current state of our depleted and polluted environment; an extreme and inventive kind of upcycling. In a religious context, transfiguration is “a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state.” Waste is overtaking natural resources, but these 30 pioneering international designers and studios—from Asia, Latin America, and Europe—consider it a resource to reclaim and radically transform into useful products, providing a new direction in design.'


3rd Oct. – 15th Dec. 2019

Opening hours:

Wed – Sat, 10 am – 6 pm

Sun, 1 pm – 5 pm
Mon, Tue closed




3535 Prospect St. NW. Washington, DC 20007



1221 36th St. NW, 101 & 102, Washington, DC 20007

Vienna Biennale for Change 2019

Exhibition at MAK Design Lab

28th May. – 6th Oct. 2019  | Vienna, Austria

Some pieces from Food Waste Ware and Agar Plasticity project are on display at MAK Design Lab of the MAK (Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Arts). Their collection has been reinstalled in the context of Vienna Biennale for Change 2019, which opens on 28th of May. The Lab's collection will be exhibited for some years over the period of the biennale.

"Across approximately 2 000 square meters, the MAK DESIGN LAB demonstrates the many ways design can contribute to positive change. [...] More than 500 objects, as well as tools, scientific research, and technologies present alternative paths for our current lifestyles and show approaches for a sustainable transformation of our modes of production, lifestyles, habits, and systems."


28th May. – 6th Oct. 2019

Opening hours:

Tue, 10 am – 10 pm
Wed – Sun, 10 am – 6 pm
Mon closed


MAK (Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Arts)

Stubenring 5

1010 Wien, Austria

FOOD: Bigger than the Plate

Exhibition at V&A

18th May. – 20th Oct. 2019  | London, UK

With his Anima collection, Kosuke is participating an exhibition held at Victoria and Albert Museum in London, FOOD: Bigger than the Plate.

"From gastronomic experiments to urban farming, this exhibition brings together the politics and pleasure of food to ask how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future."


18th May. – 20th Oct. 2019

Opening hours:

Daily, 10 am – 5:45 pm

Fri, 10 am – 10 pm


Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK

Disruptive Materials

Exhibition during Interzum

21st – 24th May. 2019  | Cologne, Germany

Anima collection are displayed in an exhibition, Disruptive Materials, held at Interzum, the trade fair for furniture production and interior in Cologne, Germany.


21st – 24th May. 2019



Messepl. 1

50679 Köln, Germany

Life and Life After Death

Exhibition during Art Zagreb

16th – 19nd May. 2019  | Zagreb, Croatia

As Life and Life After Death held during Zagreb Design Week in Croatia gained great interest, it is taking place again during Art Zagreb. Three pieces of tableware from Anima collection are to stay a bit more in Zagreb.


16th – 19th May. 2019


Tehnički muzej Nikola Tesla, Hala V

Tratinska 2

10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Life and Life After Death

Exhibition during Zagreb Design Week 2019

7th – 12nd May. 2019  | Zagreb, Croatia

In an exhibition, Life and Life After Death, held during Zagreb Design Week in Croatia, Kosuke is presenting three pieces of tableware from his Anima collection.


7th – 12nd May. 2019


Tehnički muzej Nikola Tesla, Hala V

Tratinska 2

10000 Zagreb, Croatia


Presentation of a new project at Superstudio Più

9th – 14th Apr. 2019  | Milan, Italy

During Milan Design Week 2019, a new exhibition design developed for Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd. is to be unveiled at Superstudio Più.


The title of the exhibition is 'REEVALUATING WOOD.' Sumitomo Foresty has been researching wood from many different perspectives over years. In this show they introduce seven benefits wood brings us through an installation comprised of series of wooden canopies and desktop partitions.

Kosuke was responsible for its creative direction; space, product and graphic design.

It is the first time Sumitomo Forestry participates Milan Design Week, so we are pleased so much if you could come and explore the show.


9th – 14th Apr. 2019

Opening hours:

9th – 13th /10 am – 9 pm

14th / 10 am – 6pm


Superstudio Più

Via Tortona, 27

20144 Milano, Italy

Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival

Exhibition of The XXII Triennale di Milano

1st. Mar. – 1st Sep. 2019  |  Milan, Italy

In the thematic exhibition of The XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, curated by Paola Antonelli, Kosuke is presenting Anima collection including new pieces developed for this occasion.


1st Mar. – 1st Sep. 2019

Opening hours:

10:30 am – 8:30 pm (Tue. – Sun.)

​Closed on Mondays


La Triennale di Milano

Palazzo della Triennale
Viale Alemanna 6

20121 Milano, Italy


Exhibition during Madrid Design Festival 2019

1st. Feb. – 10th Mar. 2019  |  Madrid, Spain

Three prototypes from Agar Plasticity project are displayed in the exhibition Super-Packaging at Fernán Gómez Villa Cultural Centre during Madrid Design Festival.


1st Feb. – 10th Mar. 2019


Femán Gómez Villa Cultural Centre

Plaza de Colón 4
28001 Madrid, Spain

Future Cross Boundaries

Exhibition at Taiwan Design Museum

22nd Jan. – 14th Apr. 2019  |  Taipei, Taiwan

Several containers from Food Waste Ware project are displayed in the exhibition Future Cross Boundaries at Taiwan Design Museum.


22nd Jan. – 14th Apr. 2019

Opening hours:

9:30 am – 5:30 pm (Tue – Sun)

Closed on Mondays


Taiwan Design Museum

Song Yan Court,

No.133, Guangfu S. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110

Food Revolution 5.0 -
Design for the Society of Tomorrow

Exhibition at Gewerbemuseum Winterthur

2nd Dec. 2018 – 28th Apr. 2019  |  Winterthur, Switzerland

Traveling to its next venue, Food Revolution 5.0 - Design for the Society of Tomorrow" opens at Gewerbemuseum Winterthur in Switzerland from 2nd of December. Various tableware from Food Waste Ware and Anima collection, which are made literally from food waste, are to accompany with it.

"Food is a symbol of life itself, giving us an identity, a sense of home, and many of the cultural and social rules we live by. Whereas cooking food was human beings’ first cultural act and thus marked the beginning of civilization and craftsmanship, in today’s affluent society food is rapidly evolving into a creative means of self-expression and a substitute for religion. At the same time, the constant growth of the world’s population, along with climate change, resource scarcity, hunger and poverty are placing increasing demands on human health and hygiene, making it urgently necessary to rethink our methods of food production, packaging, distribution, consumption and disposal.

'Food Revolution 5.0' grapples with some of the most pressing issues of the 21st century: What will the future of human nutrition look like? Will we be eating meat, growing vegetables in indoor farms or feasting on algae proteins and mealworms? New models of thinking and practice in relation to the food of tomorrow are devised in our speculative laboratory. International designers present their concepts and visions for designing the global nutrition system. Suggestions for best practice are found alongside hypothetical projects illustrating possible future scenarios."


2nd Dec. 2018 – 28th Apr. 2019

Opening hours:

10 am – 5 pm (Tue– Sun)

10 am – 8 pm (Thu)

Closed on Mondays


Gewerbemuseum Winterthur 
Kirchplatz 14 
CH-8400 Winterthur


Exhibition at AXIS building

22nd  Oct. – 21st Dec. 2018  |  Roppongi, Tokyo

Kosuke is taking part in the exhibition, MATERIAL DESIGN EXHIBITION 2018, held at AXIS Gallery in Roppongi, Tokyo. (The exhibition info is in Japanese only, so the following is for you.)

There are six participating teams of companies and designers showing various material-led projects. Kosuke unveils a new project developed with Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.


The exhibition itself continues until later December, but the exhibit space is moving to the B1 floor of the same building, which is much smaller than the gallery space. Visiting it during the first term is highly recommended.


Term1 (at AXIS Gallery) : 22nd – 28th Oct. 2018

Term2 (at Material ConneXion Tokyo showroom) : 29th Oct. – 21st Dec. 2018

Opening hours:

10 am – 6 pm (Mon – Fri)

Closed on Weekends and Holidays

* 22nd is open from 6 pm - 9 pm (Opening reception)

* 27th and 28th are open.


Term1 : AXIS Gallery
AXIS building 4F, 
5-17-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Term2 : Material ConneXion Tokyo showroom

AXIS building B1F


Opening reception : 22nd October, 6 pm – 9 pm
Talk session : 26th October, 6 pm – 9 pm

Food Revolution 5.0 -
Design for the Society of Tomorrow

Exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum

18th May. – 30th Sep. 2018  |  Berlin, Germany

Food Waste Ware and a brand-new project Anima are to be displayed in the exhibition "Food Revolution 5.0 - Design for the Society of Tomorrow" at Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts) in Berlin, Germaney. Various containers, which are made literally from food waste, will be on show.

"How will we eat in the future? And what will we eat, given the dwindling resources of our growth-driven society? Globalized food production is having a decisive impact on climate change and the choices we make about how and what to eat help to shape the world’s food system. Eating is no longer a private matter, but a highly significant political act.

The Kunstgewerbemuseum will become an artistic and scientific laboratory to showcase new conceptual and practical models for the future of food and living. The Food Revolution 5.0 exhibition has invited over 30 designers to present their latest concepts, ideas, and designs for making this transformation to the food system a reality."


18th May. – 30th Sep. 2018

Opening hours:

10 am – 6 pm (Tue. – Fri.)

11 am – 6 pm (Sat., Sun.)

Closed on Mondays


Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin

Common Good

Exhibition at MAAS

2nd Mar. 2018 – 28th Jan. 2019  |  Sydney, Australia

Some prototypes and all experimental pieces from Agar Plasticity project are on show at Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney, Australia.

The exhibition Common Good is "a survey of contemporary design from the Asia-Pacific region that explores design-led responses to social, ethical and environmental challenges by a new generation of socially-engaged designers. Diminishing natural resources, population pressure and the preservation of our cultural heritage are among the issues explored."


2nd Mar 2018. – 28th Jan. 2019

Opening hours:

​10 am – 5 pm


Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS)
500 Harris St  
Ultimo NSW 2007

Leisure Center

Exhibition at a New Department Store 

from 26th Oct. 2017  |  Vancouver, Canada

Pasta and RRR are now on display at Leisure Center, a newly-opened department store in Vancouver, Canada. The store questions what the future 'luxury' is like. Kosuke's works are displayed in the sustainability area of the store where all clothing and shoes shown in the surrounding are sustainable brands.​


from 26th Oct. 2017


Leisure Center

950 Homer Street, Vancouver BC

V6B 2W7 Canada


Exhibition in Ventura Lambrate district during Milan Design Week

4th – 9th Apr. 2017  |  Milan, Italy

During Milan Design Week 2017, Kosuke is taking part in the exhibition, EXPERiMENTAL CREAT!ONS, with a collection of his new works, GREEN SOLID COLLECTION which consists of some material-experiment projects including Piney Pasta and RRR.




'Green Solid Collection' consists of several different material-experiment projects.


Especially focusing on the ones rooted in Japanese culture, I have been revisiting plant-based materials and the techniques of processing them in search for alternative use of them. I, for example, refer to an old composite used for setting hairstyle and a glue made from rice, which some carpenters used for even constructing a house.

The ‘Green’ in the title implies not only that the materials we play with are all derived from plants but also that they are ecological. Nowadays, when making something tough, pliable or waterproof, synthetic resin-based materials can be the first choice, but they are not often good for the environment. However, even though each composites in this collection is comprised of nothing but plant-based materials, which are probably too familiar to be rediscovered, it achieves the properties which could be regarded as unachievable without using materials containing synthetic resins.


The collection is a result of my continuous curiosity into natural materials from my previous project Agar Plasticity, which explores a potential usefulness of agar derived from red algae as an alternative to synthetic plastics.


This is another research for finding ecological ways of making our life better and healthier.


— Kosuke Araki



4th – 9th Apr.


Spazio Ventura XV

Via Privata Giovanni Ventura, 15, Milano


Exhibition at The Building Centre

2nd February – 27th April 2017  |  London, UK

Some material samples of Agar Plasticity project, composites of agar and shell ash, are on show at SuperMaterial exhibition.

"SuperMaterial is a major public exhibition by The Built Environment Trust celebrating the essential, and often hidden, elements of our surroundings. Delving into the world of academia and science, we identify the latest laboratory-based discoveries and demonstrate how they will change our world – informing the R&D departments of today and transforming the buildings of our future. The project will also explore how the historical application of raw elements and minimally processed goods – the ‘super materials’ of their time – have shaped our urban fabric."

FachPack 2016 - Forum for Design Knowledge

International Packaging Trade Fair at NürnbergMesse

27th – 29th September 2016  |  Nürnberg, Germany

A selection of prototypes of Agar Plasticity project is exhibited at FachPack 2016.

"In cooperation with NürnbergMesse, bayern design will host a Forum for Design Knowledge at FachPack for the fourth time that will follow the motto INGENIOUS DESIGN, GREEN PACKAGING. The exhibition will showcase select packaging examples from around the world featuring intelligent and sustainable design solutions. The exhibition will be flanked by special areas themed smart materials, smart packaging, and smart brands."



10th August – 9th September 2016  |  Tokyo, Japan


All four prototype works of the winners of LDA2016 including the Grand Prix winning project Agar Plasticity are going to be exhibited at INTERSECT BY LEXUS - TOKYO.


"To celebrate the opening of applications for the 2017 awards, INTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYO hosts a special exhibition showcasing the winners of the Lexus Design Award 2016"

Opening hours: 9 am – 11 pm (closed on 29th Aug.)

Location: 4-21-26, Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo


Exhibition at PPNT Gdynia during Gdynia Design Days

1st – 10th Jul. 2016  |  Gdynia, Poland



Agar Plasticity is invited to the exhibition, Retrieved, held as part of Gdynia Design Days.

"The exhibition centers around the subject of seas and oceans. Its aim is to showcase innovative designs related to the sea, fitting to Gdynia, which is a relatively new harbor city in the north of Poland. Retrieved will be based on concepts which contribute to cleaner oceans, use sea materials in new innovative ways, allow us to explore the oceans, as well as projects that educate or increase our awareness of the sea and its inhabitants. "


Exhibition at Tortona 32 during Milan Design Week

12th – 17th Apr. 2016  |  Milan



​Kosuke is showing his new work Agar Plasticity project, developed as AMAM, as one of the 4 prototype winners of Lexus Design Award 2016 during Milan Design Week.

The Lexus Design Award 2016 is the 4th round of the annual international design competition targeting up-and-coming creators from around the world whose work contributes to shaping a better future.


The award is a unique opportunity for four of the selected finalists to work with globally recognized designers as mentor, with their design prototypes exhibited at Milan Design Week, one of the largest design events in the world.


The Grand Prix winner is annouced on 11th of April.

Opening hours: 12th – 17th Apr., 10 am – 8 pm

Location: 32 via Tortona, Milan


Exhibition at Brompton Design Destrict during LDF

19th – 27th Sep. 2015  |  London



Kosuke is participating the exhibition, The Voice of Things, with Parcelled, his new work created for this exhibition.

The Voice of Things is a celebratory exhibition of Platform 18's activity in the Design Products department of the Royal College of Art and the group of talented designers that it has nurtured. As the platform completes its third and final year, graduates from across the three years are called to work on a common brief, which is below, for this exhibition curated by the platform tutors Sarah Van Gameren and Philippe Malouin.

"This brief is about description and translation. We ask you to find someone who can describe a functional product to you. Who you choose or how you communicate is up to you as long as there is no seeing, smelling, tasting or touching involved. You are now asked to reproduce this object."


Visitors will have opportunity to view both the originals and the each designers' interpretations, which will be presented side by side. 


The exhibition will take place during London Design Festival at the Brompton Design District.

Dates: 19th – 27th Sep.,

Location: 15a Cromwell Place Garage

21st Century Art and Design – RCA 2013
Selected Works and Projects from the Royal College of Art Show 2013

Christie’s Gallery on King Street  | 9th – 12th Jul. 2013  |  London



21st Century Art and Design – RCA 2013 is a collaboration between RCA and Christie’s aimed to represent the variety of disciplines and approaches within the school and opens at Christie's Gallery on King Street in London.


The exhibition includes a range of more than 40 works and projects selected out of the current RCA Show 2013.


Kosuke is taking part in this exhibition with his graduation work Food Waste Ware.


Opening hours:

Tuesday 9th 9 am – 8 pm,

Wednesday 10th – Friday 12th 9 am – 4:30 pm

Admission free


Royal College of Art Degree Show  | 20th – 30th Jun. 2013  |  London


Show RCA 2013 opens from 20 to 30 June, 12pm-8pm (closed on 28th), in six buildings across the College’s two campuses in Battersea and Kensington.


Food Waste Ware and Shades are being shown in Kensington.

"Across the School of Design, new materials and production processes are evident, as students wrestle with industrialisation to take ownership of manufacturing, and strive to replace resource-intensive materials with new circular, closed-loop making systems."

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