Koichi Futatsumata

Designer. Koichi 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.
Major spacial works include the Japanese confectionary shop “SUZUKAKE”, “ARTS & SCIENCE FUKUOKA”,  the “RESTAURANT ON THE SEA” in Teshima, Kagawa Prefecture, the “DDD HOTEL” in Nihonbashi Bakurocho and the “CHALET W” villa in Niseko, Hokkaido. He has also collaborated with Aesop, the Australian skin care brand.
Major product works include the stool “GO” and coat hanger “4FB” released by E&Y,  the chair “SAND” released as part of Tendo Mokko’s 80th anniversary project, and a cutlery set designed for the Antwerpen design label “valerie_objects”. His work “22 hybrid tube amplifier” released by EK Japan was added to the permanent collection at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In addition, Futatsumata is working with a variety of domestic and international brands, including Finnish interior brand Artek, for which he designed the “KIULU BENCH” as one of their FIN/JPN Friendship Collection.

Awards, Public collections
Design Anthology Awards / People – Interior Designer / Winner (Asia Pacific, 2023)
FRAME Awards / Designer of the year / Shortlisted – Top5 (Amsterdam, 2023)
Dezeen Awards / Interior design studio of the year / Shortlisted – Top5 (London, 2022)
FRAME Awards / Culture space of the year / Shortlisted – Top5 (Amsterdam, 2022) / Gallery COMMON
FRAME Awards / Single brand store of the year / Shortlisted – Top5 (Amsterdam, 2022) / ARTS&SCIENCE FUKUOKA
FRAME Awards / Furniture of the year / Shortlisted – Top5 (Amsterdam, 2022) / SAND
Design Anthology Awards / Residencial Living Spaces (compact) / Winner (2021) / CHALET W
Elle Decor International Design Awards 2022 / Japan Nominee (2021) / SAND
Dezeen Awards / Interior design studio of the year / Shortlisted – Top5 (London, 2021)
Dezeen Awards / Small retail interior / Shortlisted – Top5 (London, 2020) / AESOP SHINJUKU
FRAME Awards / Best Use of Colour / Jury Prize (Amsterdam, 2020) / Nôl
Building of the Year – Archdaily / Commercial Architecture / Nominee (America, 2020) / DAIMYO509
FRAME Awards / Best Use of Material / Nominee (Amsterdam, 2018) / AESOP STELLAR PLACE
Wallpaper* City Guides / 10 Best Design (London, 2017) / SHOE STOOL
JCD Design Award / Gold (Tokyo, 2016) / AESOP STELLAR PLACE
Domusweb / Best of Japan (Milano, 2016) / AESOP STELLAR PLACE
Domusweb / Best of 2015 design (Milano, 2015) / GEOMETRY STOOL
Wallpaper* DESIGN AWARDS / The Judges’ Awards Best Domestic Design / High Five (London, 2014) / SHOE STOOL
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / The Permanent Collection (San Francisco, 2011) / 22[tu:tu:]
D&AD Awards / Nomination Awards (London, 2011) / 22[tu:tu:]
Restaurant & Bar Design Awards / Final Shortlisted (London, 2011) / BAR DREIECK PARK
Design For Asia Award / Bronze Award (Hong Kong, 2010) / Hammock
Fukuoka Design Award / The second prize (Fukuoka, 2010) / 22[tu:tu:]
AR Awards / Commendations – 2 projects (London, 2009) / CONCENTS, 4FB
iida Awards / Final Shortlisted (Incheon, 2009) / MINORITYREV HIRAO
Best Store of The Year / Selected (Tokyo, 2009) / DOUBLE OO ’09
Digital Design Of The Year / Gold Prize (Tokyo, 2002) / CONCENTS

Exhibitions
E&Y Exhibition – Thirty-six views (AXIS Gallery, Tokyo/Japan, 2022)
IFFT Interiot Lifestyle Living /+TALENTS (Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo/Japan,2021)
Reunion – KOICHI FUTATSUMATA・E&Y collection – (Directors, Fukuoka/Japan, 2021)
Remaster – KOICHI FUTATSUMATA・E&Y collection – (LICHT, Tokyo/Japan, 2021)
TENDO JAPANESE MODERN /80 PROJECT New product Exhibition(Tendo Mokko Tokyo showroom&store, Japan, 2021)
Landscape of Design(Artek Tokyo Store, Tokyo/Japan, 2019)
Artek at Milan Design Week 2019 – FIN/JPN Friendship Collection(Milano/Italy, 2019)
EDITION Vol.1 PYOD EXHIBITION (LICHT, Tokyo/Japan, 2019)
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)