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Born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1977, Milan-based Keiji Takeuchi spent most of his youth in New Zealand, where he graduated with a bachelor in product design. In 1999 during his study, he also moved to Paris for his scholarly study at ENSCI / Les Ateliers.

In 2005 he entered Naoto Fukasawa Design ltd. After working for Fukasawa in Tokyo for seven years, Takeuchi moved to Milan and set up Fukasawa’s European satellite office.

In 2014, Takeuchi started freelancing in addition to working for Fukasawa. During the same year, Takeuchi was selected by Giulio Cappellini as one of the upcoming designers and in 2015, Cappellini invited Takeuchi to work on an installation project for an Italian natural stone company: Antolini, at KBIS Las Vegas. Later in the year, Takeuchi established his studio in Milan.

In 2019, Takeuchi was invited by Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale and its design curator Jasper Morrison to participate " Social seating" project amongst 18 designers of his choice. 

During Salone del Mobile 2023, Giulio Cappellini selected ten international designers and curated a show: Starts of Today and Takeuchi exhibited his show at SuperStudio.

Today Takeuchi is collaborating with various international brands such as Boffi, De Padova, Living Divani, Geiger / Hermanmiller, Ligne Roset, Cruso, Fredericia, Ichendorf, Jaxon Koen/Lixil, e'interiors and others.

Major awards:
2021 Archiprodcuts Design Awards :Ripamonti for De Padova
2020 ADI INDEX Living Divani Light with a table was awarded under Design for living category.
2020 Good Design Award: A.T.S for E'interiors
2018 EDIDA Boffi Floe washbasin receievd the Best in bathroom category by Elle Deco Japan.
2016 EDIDA Young Japanese Talent by Elle Deco Japan.
1999 New Zealand Best Design Award: Best student of the year.

Educational activities:

2022-2023 External lecturer at NABA in Milan, Italy.
2021     Jury member for the master product design program at ECAL in Switzerland.
2020     Design talk at Milano Triennale
2019     Design workshop for bachelor in product design, Lasalle College of the Art, Singapore
2019     Jury member for Singapore Design Award
2018     Jury member for Singapore Design Award
2018     Jury member for the master product design program at ECAL in Switzerland.
2018     Jury member for Identity Design Award in Dubai.