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Magazine | Jun. issue | 7th May. 2022Japan

Kosuke has been selected in the 30th-year-anniversary feature of Elle Decor Japan '30 notable young designers of the world'.


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Atlas mondial de l'artisanat d'art

Featured in a book | 15th Nov. 2023  | Flammarion France

Among craftspeople and artists worldwide, Kosuke is featured in a book 'Atlas mondial de l'artisanat d'art (Modern Artisan: A World of Craft Tradition and Innovation) ' published by Flammarion.

Its English edition will be published in September 2024.


Magazine | Jun. issue | 7th May. 2022Japan

Kosuke has been selected in the 30th-year-anniversary feature of Elle Decor Japan '30 notable young designers of the world'.

Design Anthology Awards 2021

Announcement of the winners | 12th Nov. 2021

It is a great pleasure to announce that Kosuke has been selected as the winner of Emerging Talents category of Design Anthology Awards 2021.

Design Anthology Awards 2021

Announcement of the finalists | 25th Oct. 2021

Kosuke has been selected for one of three finalists of Emerging Talents category of Design Anthology Awards 2021.

The New York Times

Web article | 11th Dec. 2020

Anima is referred to in an article by the New York Times about Broken Nature show held at MoMA’s gallery space. The full article is here.

International KOGEI Award in Toyama

Announcement of the result of 1st screening session | 20th Nov. 2020Japan

International KOGEI Award in Toyama announced the result of first screening, and Kosuke's submitted work has got through to its second round.

Dezeen Awards 2020

Announcement of the longlist | 13th Aug. 2020

Desktop Forest and Canopy have been longlisted for the Workplace Design category of Dezeen Awards 2020.​ There are only 26 projects in the category.

Promotional movie of Lexus Design Award 2021

Participation in award promotion | 30th Jun. 2020

Kosuke participated in the call-for-entry movie for Lexus Design Award 2021. It is comprised of messages from the past award winners around the globe which were recorded during the self quarantine time.

'Do not be a follower, but let's be a forerunner.' — Kosuke Araki

​The full movie can be watched from here.

Sumitomo Forestry Tsukuba Research Institute

Interview | Vol.2 | Mar. 2020 | Japan

Interview article and movie about Reevaluating Wood are published on the website of Sumitomo Forestry Tsukuba Research Institute. (Currently, Japanese only)

dpi magazine

Interview | Vol.242 | Feb. 2020 | Taiwan

An interview article about Food Waste Ware and Anima is published on Feb. issue of dpi magazine, a Taiwanese design, lifestyle and illustration magazine.

Acquisition - MoMA

Announcement of new acquisition | Nov. 2019 | New YorkUS

The Anima collection exhibited in The XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, has been acquired for the MoMA collection.


Web article | 21st Nov. 2019 | New YorkUS

Anima is picked up in an article about food waste by A/D/O by MINI.


Magazine | Nov. Issue | 2019 | Canada

Anima is introduced in the Air Canada's inflight magazine enRoute in its Points of Interest: The Food Edition section.

1st Look

Magazine | Vol.185Oct. 2019 | Korea

With five examples of his works, Kosuke's design practice is featured in a Korean pop culture magazine 1st Look.

Dezeen Awards 2019

Announcement of the shortlist | 4th Sep. 2019

Anima - Memorial Service has been shortlisted as one of six finalists for the Sustainable Design category of Dezeen Awards 2019.

51 projects has been chosen from a longlist of 261 projects for the ten categories. The projects were assessed using the three Dezeen Awards criteria – how beautiful, innovative, and beneficial to people and planet they are.


Interview Sep issue | 2019 | Japan

An interview article is published on the Sep. issue of SHOTENKENCHIKU, Japanese monthly magazine of store design, interior and architecture. The article is vol.97 of its serial 'New Definition of Design'.

Acquisition - V&A

Announcement of new acquisition | 2nd Aug. 2019 | London, UK

It is officially announced that three pieces from Anima collection, which are currently on display in the 'FOOD: Bigger than the Plate' exhibition, have been acquired for the V&A collection.

This acquisition news is accompanied with an article by Catherine Flood, the curator of the exhibition, which has been published on the V&A web.

Dezeen Awards 2019

Award news | 10th Jul. 2019

Anima - Memorial Service and Desktop Forest have been longlisted for Dezeen Awards 2019. The former is in the Sustainable Design category, and the latter is in the Workplace Design category.

Over 4500 projects of architecture, interiors and design were submitted from 87 different countries for this year's award.

There are only 26 projects in the Sustainable Design category and only 24 projects in the Workplace Design category. The candidates are then going to be shortlisted.‬

Materials in Progress

Book | Jun. 2019 | Germany

Anima and Agar Plasticity projects are featured on a book Materials in Progress - Innovations for Designers and Architects.

'In eight chapters the book bridges the gap between science and industrial research and architecture and design applications. In a handy format it offers a well-founded overview of current material innovations such as edible packaging, liquid light or smart natural materials. At the same time, the social dimension of such developments is taken into consideration.'

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Magazine | No. 29 Mar-Apr-May | 2019 | France

L'OFFICIEL ART writes an interview article with the curator Paola Antonelli about The XXII Triennale di Milano 'Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival.' On the coverage, Kosuke's Anima is featured as one of example works from the exhibition.


Short interview on a magazine | Issue FourMay. 2019 | Denmark

Anima and Kosuke's thoughts behind the work are introduced in a feature titled 'Breaking with Tradition' on the forth issue of the Danish biannual magazine MAYDAY, which, 'with special attention to independent thinking and strong character, features the originals, the creatives, the heroes and the anti-heroes who shape our society with new ideas or surprising perspectives drawing on the best from our past.'


Web article | 3rd May. 2019 | France

Anima, being exhibited in The XXII Triennale di Milano 'Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival', is featured on the French lifestyle magazine IDEAT.


Web article | 25th Apr. 2019

Reevaluating Wood, a project for Sumitomo Forestry presented during Milan Design Week, is featured on designboom.


Magazine | Mar issue | 2019 | Italy

Anima is featured on Mar issue of Italian design magazine Abitare. 

ELLE Indonesia

Magazine | Jan issue | 2019

Anima is introduced on Jan issue of Elle Indonesia in its design report section. 

Davison Magazine

Interview | issue 45 | Oct. 2018 | Singapore

An interview article is published on the issue 45 of Davison, a Singaporean luxury magazine.

“I would say my client is nature. [...] I would like to make things celebrating the rich diversity of the universe in collaboration with them. I, therefore, always ponder ways of designing things and living within the natural cycle.”


Magazine | Oct-Nov issue | 2018

Anima is introduced on the Oct-Nov issue of Elle Decor India in the section titled Green Alert


Mook | Sep. 2018 | France

Kosuke is featured as one of the designers in the Talents section of the Maison et Objet trend mook Virtuous.

Blog of Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Interview | 29th Sep. 2018

An interview article is published on the museum's blog. Kosuke answers questions by the curator of the 'Food Revolution 5.0' at Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Applied Arts) in Berlin.

Dezeen Awards 2018

The announcement of the shortlist | 23rd Aug. 2018

Kosuke has been now shortlisted as one of 6 candidates for the Emerging Designer of the Year of Dezeen Awards 2018.

Pen Magazine International

A feature on the web | 6th Aug. 2018

Food Waste Ware and Anima are featured on Pen Magazine International.

Dezeen Awards 2018

The announcement of the longlist | 2nd Aug. 2018

It is a pleasure to announce Kosuke has been longlisted as one of 16 candidates for the Emerging Designer of the Year of Dezeen Awards 2018.

Dezeen Awards 2018

The announcement of the longlist | 27th Jul. 2018

Anima has been longlisted for Dezeen Awards 2018.


3689 projects of architecture, interiors and design were submitted from 91 different countries, and only 21 projects are there in the Homeware Design category. The candidates are then going to be shortlisted.‬


An article | 25th May. 2018

Anima is featured on dezeen.


An article | 22nd May. 2018

Food Waste Ware and Anima are featured on designboom.

The New York Times

Interview | 29th Mar. 2018

As one of the past Grand Prix winners of Lexus Design Award, Kosuke was interviewed for an article "CAN DESIGN MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE?" which tells about the vision of Lexus and their Award.

“Design is one of the most powerful tools at our disposal to tackle the huge challenges we face on so many fronts, and we urgently need ingenious young designers to help us address them.” — Alice Rawsthorn (writer, critic and LDA judge)

​"What I am hoping for as a human being is a future with less or no plastics. This is why, as a designer, I am always pondering ways of designing things and living within the natural cycle for beautiful life.” Kosuke Araki

Radical Matter

Featured in a book | 17th Apr. 2018 | Thames & Hudson

Agar Plasticity  is featured in Radical Matter: Revolutionary Materials and Design for a Sustainable Future to be published on the 17th of April by Thames & Hudson.

"A must-have for professionals at the cutting edge of design, [this book] presents the ten 'Big Ideas' that will shape and inform the choices of materials, design methods, and manufacturing processes made by designers in the years to come."


The announcement of the National Winners5th Jun. 2017 | Austria

On the World Environment Day, it is announced that Agar Plasticity project has got selected as one of 178 national winners of ENERGY GLOBE Award amongst 2000 submissions from over 170 countries. Our project is chosen as the best project in Japan and will be honored with the National ENERGY GLOBE Award Japan 2017.


"The ENERGY GLOBE Award was founded in 1999 by the Austrian energy pioneer Wolfgang Neumann and is one of today’s most prestigious environmental awards. 

Goal of the Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a broad audience, for many of our environmental problems already have good, feasible solutions. Projects which conserve and protect our resources or that employ renewable energy can participate."


An Essay on 9th Dec. 2016 | UK


The essay, which featured Agar Plasticity project as part of it, written for Disegno #12 is now online.


No.38 issue | UK


Agar Plasticity project is featured in its report, "FUTURE OF PACKAGING.


27th Oct. 2016 issue | UK


On October 27th issue of The Times of London, Agar Plasticity project is featured in its report, "FUTURE OF PACKAGING.
"'Plastic is not often consumed or treated as a precious material, but it absolutely is. If agar-derived plastic materials could be used, there will be much less pollution, since the raw material is harvested from the sea,' explains Mr Araki."
You can read the article online



#12 | UK


Packages from Agar Plasticity project are featured in its report section, "the case for repackaging," of the latest issue of the five-year old yet established magazine Disegno.


issue 267 | Germany



Agar Plasticity project is featured in the material section "Made in Japan."


JUL/AUG 2016 | Australia



Vogue Living Australia well features Lexus Design Award 2016 with various images, reporting Agar Plasticity got the Grand Prix Winner.


Vol.182 | Japan


A short piece of LDA 2016 Grand Prix project, Agar plasticity, is written on AXIS magazine.


An article on 19th Apr. 2016



A piece of the annoucement of the Grand Prix winner of LDA 2016, Agar Plasticity, is written on Dezeen.


An article on 24th Apr. 2016



designboom writes a piece of the annoucement of the Grand Prix winner of LDA 2016.

domus web

An article on 12th Apr. 2016



domus web reports the annoucement of the Grand Prix winner of LDA 2016.


The announcement of the Grand Prix winner11th Apr. 2016



Agar Plasticity project is chosen as the Grand Prix of the award.


An Article on 9th Mar. 2016



A web magazine GOOD features Agar Plasticity project.


The announcement of the winners | 26th Jan. 2016



Kosuke's new work Agar Plasticity designed with two of his designer friends is selected as one of this year's prototype winners.


An Article on 24th Sep. 2015



A piece about The Voice of Things, an exhibition Kosuke participated with Parcelled, is written on an online magazine.


An Article on 13th Oct. 2014



A piece about Food Waste Ware is written on an online daily magazine.


Oct. 2013 Issue | Italia



Food Waste Ware is featured as a part of an article in Vogue Casa by Vogue Italia issued on October 2013.


An Article by MOLD



Food Waste Ware is on MOLD, whick is a newly launched online platform exploring the intersection of food and design.

bellwether: Food Trends

Featured in a Biannual Food Trend Book | London



bellwether : Food Trends is the first food trend book which gives an 18 month forecast of global macro and micro trends, plus emerging sectors.


Kosuke's work Food Waste Ware comprises a part of this food trend book.


There will be a launch event of the Spring / Summer 2015 issue of bellwether : Food Trends during London Design Festival 2013. Their exhibition will be open to the public 17-22 September at SCIN Gallery.


Publication event:

17th - 22nd September

SCIN Gallery, Morelands, 27 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HL.

"Master Class"

 An Article by Pamono


Pomano features Kosuke along with his fellow graduates and internationally successful designers in an article Master Class which analyses "the unparalleled success of the Royal College of Art's Design Products course".


"As an incubator of creative talent, London’s Royal College of Art is a powerhouse like no other. Its star-studded alumni roster includes Henry Moore, Robin Day, Peter Blake, David Hockney, Zandra Rhodes, James Dyson, and Christopher Bailey. One course alone —Design Products— has produced contemporary design luminaries Thomas Heatherwick, Paul Cocksedge, Tomoko Azumi, Peter Marigold, Max Lamb, Shay Alkalay, and Yael Mer (of Raw Edges). The RCA’s success seems almost unparalleled; so what is its secret alchemy?"


Issue on 12th Jun. 2013 | London


Kosuke's graduation work Food Waste Ware is featured on Evening Standard in Design section, along with fellows' works.


"The sweepings from a local market hardly sound like promising raw material for a designer, but Kosuke Araki has [...] (turned) discarded vegetables and bones into delicate-looking black containers. The design products graduate invented the processes involved himself and [...] do-it-yourself moulds (and a 'cookery book') to help promote an end to food waste. Araki features, along with many other former students, at the Royal College of Art’s summer graduate exhibition, Show RCA ( June 20-30)."

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