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GK Industrial Design Associates, Japan
Kenji Ekuan (* 11 September 1929 in Tokyo, † 8 February 2015 in Tokyo) graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1955. Established KG Industrial Design associates in 1957 and took office as president. Chairman of the committee for Exposition Facilities for Tsukuba Expo ´85. Co-general producer of the World Design Exposition ´89. Senator of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design. Board member of Japan industrial Designer Association. Board member of the Japan Design Foundation. Mamber of MITI´s (Japanese Ministry of International Trade & Industry) Advisory Committee of Industry and the Culture of Living. Member of Tokyo World City Exhibition Planning Committee. Colin King Grand Prix at ICSID 11th World Congress 1979. Worlddesign Award, IDSA. Many other national and international honours and awards.
Personal statemant on design:
“How to express one´s character and to establish a global design in this age which shifts from the postmodernism to the newmodernism will be the most important and decisive subjects in design in future. Good design and creativity, which know the truth of the age intuitively and have power to inspire it, is the object of the design competition. I hope all the participants will take it into consideration and activate the future design”. (2015)