BAKU SAKASHITA

 

Baku Sakashita is a Japanese designer and craftsman. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and initially started his career as a medical doctor. In 2016, he obtained an MA in design from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating from ECAL/Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne with an MAS in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship with highest honours (mention très bien) in 2017 as a scholar of Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships, he founded STUDIO BAKU in Tokyo, Japan. He is active in a halfway point between design and craft while placing importance on handcrafted forms.

1985年長野県生まれ。2011年北海道大学 医学部卒業。2016年武蔵野美術大学基礎デザイン学科修士課程修了。2017年ローザンヌ 美術大学ECALをスイス政府給費留学生として修了後、STUDIO BAKUを設立。 手による造形を重視し、デザインとクラフトの中間領域で活動をしている。

 

AWARD

 

- Merit Award at the Shinsyu Design Competition 2018, Japan

- Honorable mention at THE 57th JAPAN CRAFT EXHIBITION, 2018, Japan

- Selected craftsman at THE INTERNATIONAL HOKURIKU KOGEI SUMMIT 

 “WORLDS KOGEI (artisan crafts) 100’’, 2017, Japan

- Honorable mention at Musashino Art University Degree Show, 2016, Japan

 

 

- 武蔵野美術大学修了制作 学科賞 2016 - U-50 北陸国際工芸アワード 入選 2017 - 第57回日本クラフト展 奨励賞 2018 - 信州デザインコンペ 優秀賞 2018

 

EXHIBITION

 

- DESIGNART TOKYO 2018, Japan

- TRANS-FORM at Mint during London Design Festival, 2018, UK

- Milano Salone Satellite, 2018, Italy

- THE 57th JAPAN CRAFT EXHIBITION at Tokyo Midtown Design HUB, 2018, Japan

- THE INTERNATIONAL HOKURIKU KOGEI SUMMIT “WORLDS KOGEI 100’’

  at the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, 2017, Japan

- Re-importation at Axis Gallery, 2017, Japan

 

- Re-importation at AXIS GALLERY 2017 - 北陸国際工芸サミット 「ワールド工芸100選」展 2017 - 第57回日本クラフト展 2018 - ミラノサローネサテリテ 2018 - TRANS-FORM at Mint ロンドンデザインフェスティバル 2018 - DESIGNART TOKYO 2018