Independent Designer & Planning Professional
- Milan Area, Italy
kazuyo komoda's Overview
- collaboratrice at studio santachiara
kazuyo komoda's Summary
Kazuyo Komoda is a japanese designer based in Milan. She is working on interior and product design projects and as a consultant incolors and materials. She has participated in many exhibitions and events in Europe and Far East. She works with a number of companies, including Acerbis, Bernini, Fabriano Boutique, Calligaris, Driade, Dornbracht, Ferrero,Mogu, Moleskine, Panasonic, Pandora Design and Sony. Her designs are in the permanent collections of museums - such as Triennale di Milano, the Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Köln, Museo Maguma and Musahsino Art University Library.Kazuyo was born in Tokyo, where she took a design degree at Musashino University of Arts, and then began to work in the fields of industrial design and interior architecture. Since 1989 she has lived and worked in Milan, where after having worked with Denis Santachiara she opened her own studio.
Product Design (selected)
Acerbis International(it), Calligaris (it), Driade(it), Dornbracht (de), Fabriano Boutique (it), Fedrigoni(it), Franco Panini Scuola(it), Kagami Crystal(it),I 4 Mariani (it), NEC(jp), Mitsubishi (jp), Moleskine srl (it),Panasonic(jp), Pandora Design (it), Riva1920 (it), Sony (jp),
Interior Design (selected)
“Fabriano Boutique” Milan, Roma 2008, 2009 (it), Fashion Boutique (Retail shops), “Modify” (jp), Fashion Boutique (Retail shops)“Filo di Seta”(jp), House Abbado 2004 (it), House Galligani 2001 (it), Hotel Belvedere 2000 (it)
Installation + Illumination
Christmas illumination for The Style Outlets Zweibrucken 2010(de), Castel Guelfo 2008, 2009 (it), Vicolungo Outlets 2007, 2008 (it), La Rinascente Duomo milano, INOUT Macef 2006 (it), Christmas illumination for Lexington-Aoyama bldg. 2005 (jp), Installation and illumination for celebration of the 2000 for Commune of Montecatini Terme (it)
Gruppo Frati (it), Kvadrat (Denmark), Fedrigoni (it), Moleskine (it)
Packaging Design / Graphic Design,
Ferrero International s.a (Luxembourg/ Italy), Moleskine(it)
kazuyo komoda's Publications
- July 2013
“If you are not curious, then don’t bother”. The work of designer Kazuyo Komoda, which combines curiosity with a subtle irony and a constant effort to get to the essence of things, would appear to draw daily on these words of Achille Castiglioni. The advice of the Italian designer is also something of a leitmotiv in Francesca Acerboni’s new monograph, which provides a lively and interesting overview of the career of Komoda, whose work springs from a unique and fertile dialogue between her Japanese soul and her avowed fascination for the Italian creative imagination.
In her book, author Acerboni closely examines Komoda’s interest in the “poetics of the quotidian”, a common thread running through all of her work. With their often ambivalent feel, her pieces seeks to reveal the latent vocations of everyday objects, subverting their primary function to disclose hidden meanings rooted in sensation and immateriality, and display an acute sense of the ritual of gesture, tracing a delicate equilibrium between necessity and action, sensuality and emotion.The study’s thematic section focuses on a wide selection of the designer’s production, including furniture, diaries and notebooks, cutlery, shop designs and urban installations, as well as her more recent self- produced work which, rather than representing a departure from the field of industrial design, functions as a parallel path affording Komoda greater scope for personal expression. The volume concludes by exam- ining the theme of the mirror, an ever present in Komoda’s work, which would seem to point to a desire “not to leave too many traces”, to record only delicate, gossamer reflections of the self.
Authors: kazuyo komoda, Alessandro Biamonti, Francesco Zurlo, Massimo Bianchini e Beatrice Villari, Barbara Camocini, Giacomo Miola
- Franco Angeli
- March 2012
Il primo libro della collana nuova serie di Design. RED - Research Experiences in Design è il nome di un ciclo di incontri e seminari nati all'interno del XXV ciclo di Dottorato in Design del Politecnico di Milano, in collaborazione con il Triennale Design Museum, con l'obiettivo di creare momenti di dialogo e confronto tra la comunità scientifica del Dottorato in Design e le esperienze del design come professione. Un ciclo di incontri con progettisti internazionali, per sperimentare una nuova dimensione del sapere disciplinare, in un ambito dichiaratamente poliedrico come è quello del design, connotato da una marcata e necessaria interdisciplinarietà, così come da sensibilità verso questioni a volte anche contraddittorie.
ISBN-10: 8856846861 ISBN-13: 978-8856846867
kazuyo komoda's Skills & Expertise
- Interior Design
- Graphic Design
- Product Design
- Industrial Design
- Surface Pattern Design
- Lighting Installation
- Installation Design
- Interior Architecture
kazuyo komoda's Projects
Team Members: kazuyo komoda, Sergio Malara, shiina kaori, Sakura Adachi, Shinobu Ito, Tomoko Azumi, Kuniko Maeda
- April 2013 to April 2013
Progetto che vede 6 designer donne giapponesi collaborare con 8 importanti aziende del settore vetro di Murano nella creazione di una collezione di oggetti di design attuale, di stile e sensibilità giapponese.
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