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GK Design Group, Tokyo, Japan
Shigenori Asakura is the Director of GK Industrial Design Inc. in Tokyo/Japan. He received his BA from the School of Science and Engineering of Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. Later on, he continued his studies at the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, California U.S.A) and joined GK Industrial Design in 1990. Asakura has been actively involved in the field of industrial design, ranging from industrial machinery, institutional appliances to consumer products with the approaches of "integration of technologies and arts", “a structure makes a real form". His works have been awarded many prizes, such as Good Design Grand Prize, Japan in 2007, iF design award, IDEA award, etc. He has been appointed as a jury member of Good Design since 2007 (2012)