KEIJI TAKEUCHI

 

 

 

 

Address:
Via Giuseppe Ripamonti 15,
20136 Milan, Italy

TEL:   +39 02 366 96624
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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 scholar study at ENSCI / Les Ateliers.
 
In 2005 he entered Naoto Fukasawa Design ltd. After working for Fukasawa in Tokyo for 7 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 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 KEIJI TAKEUCHI SRLS 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.  

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:
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:
2020 Design talk for public 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 a ECAL in Switzerland.
2018 Jury member for Identity Design Award in Dubai.