Baku Sakashita is a Japanese designer and artisan.

His work is characterized by meticulous details created by his own hands.

He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and initially started his career as a medical doctor. However, he decided to be a designer based on his innate passion for giving shape to objects.

After acquiring a MA from Musashino Art University in Japan,

he enrolled in MAS of ECAL in Switzerland as a scholarship student of

the Swiss government and graduated with the highest honors (mention très bien). Soon after the graduation, he established STUDIO BAKU in 2018 where mainly he has been producing limited and bespoke lightings made by hands.

So far he won many awards including the 3rd prize of SaloneSatellite Award in 2019 and the encouragement award of the 57th Japan Craft Exhibition in 2018.

His representative work “SUKI” was selected as Graduate Directory 2018 by Wallpaper* magazine. SUKI has been exhibited at world-renowned galleries such as Rossana Orlandi Gallery and Saatchi Gallery.

1985年長野県生まれ。2011年北海道大学 医学部医学科卒業。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。 これまでに、サローネサテリテアワード 三位(2019年)、57回日本クラフト展 奨励賞(2018年)などを受賞。代表作のSUKIが、2018年Wallpaper*誌においてGraduate Directory 2018に選出され、 Rosana Orlandi Gallery (イタリア)、Saatchi Gallery (イギリス)などで展示されてきた。

 

EXHIBITION

 

-  Milano Design City, collective exhibition at Rossana Orlandi Gallery, 2020, Italy

-  Rossana Orlandi Summer Gallery in Sardgna, 2020, Italy

-  From SaloneSatellite to Rinascente, 2019, Italy

- Milano Salone Satellite, 2019, Italy

- Collect 2019, curated by Mint , 2019, UK

- DESIGNART TOKYO 2018, Japan

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

- Milano Salone Satellite, 2018, Italy

- THE 57th JAPAN CRAFT EXHIBITION, 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

- ECAL Graduation Show 2017, 2017, Switzerland

 

- ECAL Graduation Show 2017 - 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 - Collect 2019 curated by Mint 2019 - ミラノサローネサテリテ 2019 - From SaloneSatellite to Rinascente 2019 - ロッサーナ・オルランディ サマーギャラリー 2020 - Milano Design City at ロッサーナ・ オルランディギャラリー 2020

 

AWARD

 

- Longlisted at Dezeen Awards 2019, UK

- Salone Satellite Award 2019 3rd prize, 2019, Italy

- Merit Award at the Shinsyu Design Competition 2018, 2018, Japan

- Encouragement award at THE 57th JAPAN CRAFT EXHIBITION, 2018, Japan

- Selected craftsman at U-50 INTERNATIONAL HOKURIKU KOGEI (artisan crafts) AWARDS, 2017, Japan

- Department award 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 - サローネサテリテアワード 3rd prize 2019 - Dezeen Awards 2019 ロングリスト 2019