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.

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

 

-  Mason&Objet, Rising Talent Awards, 2022, France

-  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 - Maison&Objet Rising Talent Awards 2022

 

AWARD

 

- Rising Talent Awards, Maison&Objet, 2022, France

- 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 - Maison&Objet Rising Talent Awards 2022