土岐 謙次 Kenji Toki
URUSHI craft practitioner
Miyagi University / Associate Professor

金田 充弘 Mitsuhiro Kanada
Structural Engineer
Tokyo University of the Arts / Associate Professor
Arup / Senior Associate

1996

Kyoto City University of Arts  Japanese Lacquer section, Dept. of Craft, MA

2002~
2004

The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College/UK Dept. of Three Dimensional Design, Research Fellow

2005~

Miyagi University

2013

Kyoto City University of Arts Dept. of Industrial Craft Design, Ph.D

Collection

V&A Museum, Canadian Museum of Civilization, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1994

UC Berkley   College of Environmental Design, Dept of Architecture, BA  

1996

UC Berkeley  College of Engineering, Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering MSc

1996~

Ove Arup & Partners, Tokyo Office

 

1997~1999、2005~2010,  London Office

2007~

Tokyo University of the Arts

Based in Japan, Kenji has been working as a contemporary craft practitioner exploring representation of URUSHI (Japanese lacquer) and exhibiting internationally since 1995. He is undertaking the research into digital fabrication and how these techniques can be applied and utilized within craft, art, jewellery and furniture practice, especially in relation to URUSHI work.

 

Mitsuhiro has worked in the US, Japan, and the UK.  He leads a multi-disciplinary team of engineers to collaborate with many architects including, Renzo Piano, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, and SANAA.  He has received Gengo Matsui Award (now called Japan Structural Design Award) in 2002 for the structural design of Maison Hermes.  He is an associate professor at Tokyo University of the Arts and teaches technology based design courses to architecture students.