biography

CASE-REAL

Led by designer Koichi Futatsumata, CASE-REAL works on interior / architecture projects.
With creative ideas and technological studies based on each environment, objective and tasks given for each project CASE-REAL will seek for an essential solution to fit each atmosphere.

Office Establishment: 2000 / Company Establishment: 2009

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Koichi Futatsumata

Designer. Futatsumata is the representative director of “CASE-REAL” focusing on spacial design, and “KOICHI FUTATSUMATA STUDIO” which specializes in product design. He is based in Fukuoka and Tokyo working internationally with variety of works including architectures, interiors, furnitures and products.

Awards, Public collections
Wallpaper* City Guides / 10 Best Design (London)
JCD Design Award 2016 / Gold (Tokyo)
Domusweb / Best of Japan (Milano)
Domusweb / Best of 2015 design (Milano)
Wallpaper* DESIGN AWARDS 2014 – The Judges’ Awards Best Domestic Design / High Five (London)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / The Permanent Collection (San Francisco)
D&AD Awards 2011 / Nomination Awards (London)
Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2011 / Final Shortlisted (London)
Design For Asia Award 2010 / Bronze Award (Hong Kong)
Fukuoka Design Award 2010 / The second prize (Fukuoka)
AR Awards 2009 / Commendations – 2 projects (London)
iida 2009 / Final Shortlisted (Incheon)
Best Store of The Year 18th / Selected (Tokyo)
Digital Design Of The Year 2002 / Gold Prize (Tokyo)

Exhibitions
THE CUTRELY SHOW by Gallery Valerie Traan (Il Lazzaretto, Milano/Italy, 2016)
A Matter of Perception TRADITION & TECHNOLOGY (Palazzo Litta, Milano/Italy, 2016)
Alamak! DESIGN IN ASIA in Milano (La Triennale di Milano, Milano/Italy, 2016)
DESIGN WORKSHOP JAPAN – SWITZERLAND (Istituto Svizzero, Milano/Italy, 2016)
edition HORIZONTAL multiple collection line (Design Museum, London/UK, 2015)
The cutlery project by valerie_objects at D’ DAYS 2015 (Musee des Arts decoratifs, Paris/France, 2015)
Wallpaper* Handmade (Collaborator: SKAGEN) at SALONE DEL MOBILE 2015 (Milano/Italy, 2015)
Design Workshop Japan – Switzerland (Barden/Switzerland + Tokyo & Ishinomaki/Japan)
SHOWCASE Exhibition (Tokyo/Japan, 2014)
Trame Exhibition at Milano Triennale 2014 (Milano/Itary, 2014)
SALONE DEL MOBILE 2014 / OPINION CIATTI Collection (Milano/Itary, 2014)
KOICHI FUTATSUMATA x E&Y Special Exhibition (Living Motif, Tokyo/Japan, 2013)
MARK-ING London EXHIBITION (Gallery Libby Sellers, London/UK, 2013)
MARK-ING Tokyo EXHIBITION (Tokyo/Japan, 2011)
LESS AND MORE. The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco/USA, 2011)
DESIGNTIDE TOKYO 2010 (E&Y Booth, Tokyo/Japan, 2010)
KOICHI FUTATSUMATA EXHIBITION / DESIGNTIDE TOKYO (E&Y, Tokyo/Japan, 2009)
SALONE DEL MOBILE 2008 (E&Y Booth, Milano/Itary, 2008)
DESIGN TIDE 2007 (E&Y Booth, Tokyo/Japan, 2007)
JAPAN DESIGN NOUVELLE GENERATION (VIA Gallery, Paris/France, 2001)
TOKYO DESIGNERS BLOCK 2001 (Tokyo/Japan, 2001)
BIENNALE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN 2000 (Saint-Etienne/France, 2000)
CASE-REAL EXHIBITION (E&Y, Fukuoka/Japan, 2000)
HAPPENING 1998/1999/2000(Tokyo/Japan,1998)

Staff

Design Manager : Koichi Shimohira
Accunting Management, Director : Kayo Yamaguchi
Designer, Editorial Designer & Press : Ritsu Shibata
Designer : Yuki Onita

Design Partners
Yasushi Arikawa, Interior designer