■Ryoji Takahashi 

copywriter/product designer/technologist

1990.Born in Nagasaki, Japan. He began taking up photography in earnest when he was in high school, studying under photographer Shomei Tomatsu.

After entering Waseda University, he continued his photography and design activities while studying architecture and design.

Researching whether it is possible to build consensus through artificial sensibility using machine learning.

I believe in the importance of "doing first" and "modeling the way you create

They take methods such as experimental representation, prototyping, and lean start-up.

February 2011.

Formed the design project "VITRO" with engineer Akichika Tanaka.

Dew, a lighting device, and Trace, a pencil pedometer, were introduced.

April 2012.

He had a solo exhibition at a gallery in New York.

 

2013.

Exhibited at the international trade fair, Milano Salone Satellite.

 

2015.

Three technologists and a prototyping team, void setup(), are formed.

 

2018.

Formed a graphic designer x technologist and void draw().

 

In photography, architecture and design, respectively.

He has received the Azusa Ono Memorial Award for Art from Waseda University, the Bronze Prize in the International Design Competition at the World Architecture Congress, the Good Design Award Best 100, and more.

Winner of the MACEF CREAZIONI GIOVANI MACEF DESIGN AWARD and other Italian design awards.

1990年

長崎県生まれ。高校のころに本格的に写真を始め、写真家・東松照明氏に師事。

早稲田大学に入学後は、建築・設計を学ぶかたわら、個人での写真・デザイン活動を継続。

機械学習を用いた人工感性による合意形成は可能かどうかを研究。

「まずやってみること」「創作方法をモデル化する」を大切にし、

実験的表現やプロトタイピング、リーンスタートアップ等の手法を取っている。

2011年2月

エンジニア田中章愛氏とデザインプロジェクト「VITRO」を結成。

照明装置「Dew」や、えんぴつの万歩計「Trace」などを発表。

2012年4月

ニューヨークのギャラリーで個展を開催。

2013年

国際見本市、ミラノサローネサテリテ出展。

2015年

3人のテクノロジストとプロトタイピングチームvoid setup()結成。

2018年

グラフィックデザイナー×テクノロジストでvoid draw()結成。

写真、建築、デザイン分野それぞれで

早稲田大学より小野梓記念賞芸術賞や世界建築会議国際設計競技銅賞やグッドデザイン賞ベスト100、

イタリアのデザイン賞MACEF CREAZIONI GIOVANI MACEF DESIGN AWARDなど受賞。

■Creative method

technology(nowness)

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Design(Translation)

When I first attended the Salone del Mobile in Milan, I was exposed to many wonderful works.

I felt that translating technology into forms would lead to exciting products and images of life.

I work with engineers and technologists to create their work.

 

When multiplying technology and design and creating things with multiple people with different expertise, the

problems with quality assurance and production processes.

It's tempting to give up on giving up on giving shape to an idea.

 

The result is a contradiction that makes it difficult for innovation and novelty services to emerge.

That is, what you put out in front of people has to be perfect.

Wouldn't that make others laugh at you?

I think it's because of my anxiety.

 

Therefore, my approach to production is "First of all, it is more important to realize the idea than the quality".

At the extreme, even if a prototype doesn't work at a trade show, it doesn't hold engineers and technologists accountable.

I believe that taking on new challenges is something that deserves recognition.

 

We believe that as we take an idea and realize it several times, we will turn it into something better.


 

はじめてミラノサローネに参加した際、多くの素晴らしい作品と触れる中で、

テクノロジーを形態に翻訳することがワクワクするようなプロダクトや生活像につながると感じ、

エンジニアやテクノロジストと作品製作を行っています。

テクノロジーとデザインの掛け算や専門性の異なる複数人でモノを生み出す際、

クオリティの担保や製作プロセスに問題が起こり、

アイデアを形にすることを諦めそうになります。

結果、イノベーションや新規性の高いサービスが生まれにくい矛盾が生まれてしまう。

それは、人前に出すモノは完璧ではなければならない。

他人に笑われてしまうのではないか。

など不安が原因だと考えます。

そこで僕の製作の姿勢は、「まずはクオリティーよりアイデアを実現することを大切にする」こと。

​極端に言えば、展示会でプロトタイプが動かなくとも、エンジニアやテクノロジストを責任はなく、

新しいチャレンジしたことが評価に値することだと考えています。

アイデアを何度か実現していくうちに、より良いモノに変えていくと考えています。

2011~

Experiment DESIGN

ENGINEER

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Designer

 

With the concept of "experiment and discovery", the creative unit is made up of two people of different generations and specialties, who work outside the conventional framework by fusing design and technology.
Formed in 2011 and exhibited at DESIGNTIDE TOKYO, Milano Salone Satellite, Macef Creazioni Giovani 2013,Good Design Award - Good Design Best 100

「実験と発見」をコンセプトにデザインと技術を融合し従来の枠に捉われず活動する、世代と専門性を跨ぐ二人からなるクリエイティブユニット。
2011年結成。DESIGNTIDE TOKYO, Milano Salone Satellite出展, Macef Creazioni Giovani 2013,

グッドデザイン賞 グッドデザイン・ベスト100選出。

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2015~

AGILE DESIGN

TECHNOLOGISt

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TECHNOLOGISt

 

While repeating the process of "prototypes," "exhibitions," and "improvements,

A prototype unit that proposes a new design.

Four technologists, formed in 2015.

Selected for ASIA AWARD / China and SALONESATELLITE. 20 Years of New Creativity / Milan.

「プロトタイプ→展示会→改良」を繰り返しながら、

新しいデザインを提案するプロトタイプユニット。

4人のテクノロジストが。2015年結成。

ASIA AWARD / China ,SALONESATELLITE. 20 Years of New Creativity / Milanに選出。

2018~

MATERIAL DIRECTION

TECHNOLOGISt

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TECHmaterial

 

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DESIGNER


We developed the "material direction" method to create technical products while maintaining a sense of personal creative achievement. A creative unit of graphic designers and technologists who create products one by one, formed in 2018 to create research and development for Pilot and collaboration with Shonan Institute of Technology, exhibited at Milano Salone Satellite.
 

個人の創作達成感を保ちながら、技術的なプロダクトを生み出すため、

「material direction」の手法を開発。グラフィックデザイナー、テクノロジストたちが一人ずつプロダクトを生み出すクリエイティブユニット。2018年結成。Pilot社の研究開発や湘南工科大学との協業を創出。Milano Salone Satellite出展。

Award

EXHIBITION

2019

canon shines finalist

2018

ADFEST bronze

2017

ADSTAR GOLD

ONESHOW merit

ADFEST silver

ACC 

GOOD DESIGN AWARD best100

JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL

 

2014

Smart Illumination 2014 encouraging prize

GOOD DESIGN AWARD best100

DESIGN FOR THE FUTURE AWARD

2013

ONOAZUSA PRIZE

MACEF CREAZIONI GIOVANI MACEF DESIGN AWARD

ASIA AWARDS SEMI-GRAND PRIX

ASIAAWARDS SPECIAL MENTION 

BRAND DESIGN CONTEST 2013 BRONZE

CASA BRUTUS BEST EVENT PRIZE

 

2012

STUDENT GRAND PRIX JUDGES'AWARD

 

2011

UIA2011 TOKYO STUDENT COMPETITION JIA BRONZE PRIZE AND IBARAKI CITY PRIZE

2019

MILANO SALONE

2018

MILANO SALONE

sxsw

2017

SALONESATELLITE. 20 Years of New Creativity

sxsw

2016

SALONE SATELITE 2016

SXSW

2015

TOKYO DESIGNER'S WEEK

2014

Inno Design Tech Expo

DESIGN KOREA 2014

Tokyo Designers Week 2014 Pro Exhibition

Tokyo Designers Week 2014 Young Exhibition

TEMPORARY MUSEUM FOR NEW DESIGN

 

2013

ANYTOKYO

SALONE SATELITE 2013

TOKYO DESIGNER'S WEEK

MACEF

 

2012

MAKER FAIR TOKYO2012

DESIGNTIDE TOKYO2012

 

2011

DESIGNTIDE TOKYO2011