「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

Our lifestyles have changed dramatically due to COVID-19. The distinction between tables and desks may now be meaningless. Please propose unconventional tables to fit these changing times.
Kengo Kuma
Head Judge / Architect, professor at the University of Tokyo
Our aim is to create high quality furniture through merging the high technical skills that we have cultivated over the years along with your design skills. We are looking forward to receiving entries by young designers from all over the world.
Ichiro Matsuoka
Mayor of Higashikawa, the Cultural Capital of Photography and “Town of Photography”

 

 

I hope to develop a new world of KAGU from your flexible mindset and ideas, and to foster a mindful way of life together.
Hiromi Fujita
Chair of the "Kengo Kuma & Higashikawa" KAGU Design Competition Executive Committee

OUTLINE

Theme

Unconventional Tables

Eligibility

Students enrolled in various educational institutions in Japan and abroad who are 30 years of age or younger as of March 31, 2022 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 28th, 2022: Pre-registration deadline

March 31st, 2022: Submission period ends

June 26th, 2022: Final judging and awards ceremony

JUDGES

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Photo © J.C. Carbonne

Kengo Kuma [Head Judge]

Architect, professor at the University of Tokyo

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Eisuke Tachikawa

Design Strategist, Evolutionary Thinker, Representative of NOSIGNER Corporation

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Asao Tokolo

Artist

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Hiroshi Nakamura

Architect, NAP Architectural Design Office

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Masahiro Harada

Architect, professor at Shibaura Institute of Technology

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Katsuhiko Hibino

Artist, Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts

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Teppei Fujiwara

Architect, associate professor at Yokohama National University

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Noritsugu Oda

Chair researcher and design advisor to the town of Higashikawa

Deadline for pre-registration

February 28, 2022

As of February 27th, 2021 at 12PM (noon) Japan Standard Time, we are no long accepting pre-registration.
We wish to express our sincere appreciation for all of you who pre-registered for this year's competition.

As of February 27th, 2021 at 12PM (noon) Japan Standard Time, we are no long accepting pre-registration. We wish to express our sincere appreciation for all of you who pre-registered for this year's competition.