「隈 研吾 & 東川町」
KAGUデザインコンペ
KENGO KUMA & HIGASHIKAWA
KAGU DESIGN COMPETITION

「隈 研吾 & 東川町」
KAGUデザインコンペ
KENGO KUMA & HIGASHIKAWA
KAGU DESIGN COMPETITION

NEWS

KAGU, Connecting People to the World

Architect Kengo Kuma, who revitalizes communities through architecture, and Higashikawa, the Town of Photography and “Cultural Capital of Photography”, are calling for designs to foster a new way of life. Both the world and the relationship between people and objects are changing. With KAGU, we are aiming to develop a peaceful, mindful, and enriched lifestyle. We hope that KAGU connects objects, people, and the world, and we will work together with you to create the future. In this way, our concept of KAGU is an extension of the traditional concept of furniture. Let’s build a new lifestyle together.

KAGU, Connecting People
to the World

Architect Kengo Kuma, who revitalizes communities through architecture, and Higashikawa, the Town of Photography and “Cultural Capital of Photography”, are calling for designs to foster a new way of life. Both the world and the relationship between people and objects are changing. With KAGU, we are aiming to develop a peaceful, mindful, and enriched lifestyle. We hope that KAGU connects objects, people, and the world, and we will work together with you to create the future. In this way, our concept of KAGU is an extension of the traditional concept of furniture. Let’s build a new lifestyle together.

Photo © J.C. Carbonne

In this new world, furniture as a device to connect humans and the environment will attract more attention than ever before. There is also a possibility that the definition of "furniture" itself will change.
Kengo Kuma
Chairman / Architect, professor at the University of Tokyo
We are looking forward to seeing your wonderful chair designs, whether it is a chair to for your children or family, a chair to give to someone who has been good to you, or your own chair to comfortably sit in.
Ichiro Matsuoka
Mayor of Higashikawa The Cultural Capital of Photography And “Town of Photography”

 

OUTLINE

Theme

Wooden Chair Designs

Eligibility

Students enrolled in various educational institutions in Japan and abroad who are 30 years of age or younger as of March 31, 2021 are eligible to participate

Awards and prizes

Kengo Kuma Award (Grand prize, 1 entry): 500,000 yen

Excellence Award (3 entries): 100,000 yen

Honorable mentions (6 entries)

Schedule (tentative)

February 27th, 2021: Pre-registration deadline

March 31st, 2021: Application period ends

April 2021: First round of judging

JUDGES

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Photo © J.C. Carbonne

Kengo Kuma [Chairman]

Architect, professor at the University of Tokyo

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Photo © Ralph Gibson​

Toshiko Mori

Architect, professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design

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Masahiro Harada

Architect, associate professor at Shibaura Institute of Technology

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Teppei Fujiwara

Architect, associate professor at Yokohama National University

日比野克彦プロフィール写真KatsuhikoHibinoPortraitPhoto

Katsuhiko Hibino

Artist, Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts

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Asao Tokolo

Artist

織田憲嗣プロフィール写真NoritsuguOdaPortraitPhoto

Noritsugu Oda

Chair researcher and design advisor to the town of Higashikawa

中村拓志プロフィール写真HiroshiNakamuraPortraitPhoto

Hiroshi Nakamura

Architect, NAP Architectural Design Office

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Eisuke Tachikawa

Design Strategist, Evolutionary Thinker, Representative of NOSIGNER Corporation

Deadline for pre-registration

February 27, 2021