BAKU SAKASHITA

 

Baku Sakashita is a Japanese designer and craftsman. Holding bachelor’s degree of Medicine, he initially started to work as medical doctor. However driven by his strong passion for making objects by hand, he decided to change his career to designer. He obtained a MA in design in Musashino

Art University in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating ECAL/Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne in MAS in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship with distinction (mention très bien) in 2017 as a scholar of Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships, he founded STUDIO BAKU in Tokyo, Japan.

He is active in an area halfway point between design and handcraft 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、独立。手による造形を重視し、 デザインと工芸の中間点で活動をしている。

 

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

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

- Milano Salone Satellite, 2018, Italy

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

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

  at the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Japan

- Re-importation at Axis Gallery, 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