ABOUT

PRODUCT & CONTEXT DESIGN

プロダクトの企画・デザインを中心に、ブランディング、パッケージ、
インテリア、空間など幅広い提案を行っています。
ものの価値とは機能や形状だけではなく、そのものに含まれるコンテクストが大事だと思います。
なぜならば、価値は時間の中で揺れ動き、時代にとって相応しい物事も変化してゆくからです。
そのために、物事の前後にある環境・状況等様々な文脈から関係性を導きだし、
それぞれに適した手法や表現方法でデザインを行っています。
人類が脈々と受け継がれてきた是迄のものづくりの歴史の上で、
時には起源まで遡りフラットな視点で思考し、
次の時代へと続いて行くデザインをしていきたいという思いがあります。

I mainly design and propose a scheme of a product.
Further, the range of my work extends to offering advice on branding and design of
packages, furniture and space. The value of things does not only lie in their function
and form, but also the context of them. For the value varies in the follow of time and
what seems good at a particular time must shift. Therefore, I firstly find out relationship
among things from the context such as environment and situation, and then produce in
appropriate ways to each project. I have a desire to create design good for the next generation
from a new perspective sometimes with looking back to the starting point of the long,
inherited history of production.

PROFILE

早川和彦 _ Kazuhiko Hayakawa
Born in Takayama-city Gifu, Japan _ 1984
Product Design Department at Tama Art University _ 2004 – 2008
Art Center College of Design _ 2007
SEIKO WATCH Co. _ 2008 – 2012
Contract Teacher at Pacific Rim Project at Tama Art University _ 2012, 2014
KAZUHIKO HAYAKAWA DESIGN _ 2014 –

AWARD

Grand Prix – BDA Bicycle Street Design Competition Aoyama _ 2013
Honorable Award – International Toy Award in KOBE Biennale _ 2013
Selection – Wood Design Exibition at WAKITA Museum _ 2013
Elected – Heineken open design exploration in milano salone (Italy) _ 2012