Toshiyuki KITA
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PROFILE

TOSHIYUKI KITA
JAPANESE
ENGLISH
CHINESE
Kita extended his creative field from Japan to Italy and to the international arena as an environmental and industrial designer since 1969. He has created many hit products for European and Japanese manufacturers, ranging from furniture, LCD TV sets, robots to household goods and appliances. Many of his works are possessed by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, and other museums around the world. In recent years, he has been promoting education by holding seminars and workshops not only in Japan, but also in Europe and Asia. He continues to be involved in his lifelong devotion to working with traditional crafts and developing local industries.
TOSHIYUKI KITA
1969 Extend his creative field from Japan to Italy.
1981 "WINK" (chair) --selected for the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
1984 "KICK" (table) --selected for the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
1987 "WINK" (chair), "KICK" (table) --selected for the permanent collections of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany.
Participated in the celebrations at the Centre Georges Pompidou's.
10th Anniversary. Exhibited "CEREMONIAL SPACE".
1988 Exhibition in Barcelona and Vienna.
1992 Designed the chairs and interior for the rotating theatre at the Japanese Pavilion in Seville '92.
Member of the Jury for DELTA ADI FAD, Spain.
Exhibition in Helsinki, Finland.
1997 "MULTI LINGUAL CHAIR" --selected for the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and for the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
1998 Member of the Jury of the Pro Finnish Design Competition, Helsinki. 13 of his works are selected for the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Saint-Etienne, France.
1999 Exhibition in Helsinki.
2001 Exhibition "L'anima del design" in Milan.
Exhibition at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany.
"LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY TV" and "WINK" (chair) --selected for the permanent collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
2002 Exhibition at the show room Silvera in Paris.
Exhibition and Lecture in the international Furniture Fair in China.
2003 Exhibition in Frankfurt, Barcelona, Milan and Verona.
2004 Exhibition in Milan.
Lecture at Industrial Design Summit in China.
Japan Good Design Award Chairperson.
2005 Exhibition "anima" in Amsterdam.
2006 Produced Exhibition "50th Japan GOOD DESIGN AWARD" in Milan.
2007 Exhibition "IL FUTURO DELLA TRADIZIONE" at Salone del Mobile in Milan.
2008 Exhibition "Natura e Tecnologia" in Milan.
2009 Exhibition "KITA. FUTURA DELIGHT" in Milan.
Exhibition "Timeless Future" in Shanghai, China.
Produced "Japan Creative Centre" in Singapore.
Produced International trade fair "Living & Design" in Osaka, Japan.
2010 Exhibition "Timeless Future" in Milan.
Invited Exhibition in Foshan, China.
Invited Exhibition in Guangzhou, China.
Produced International trade fair "Living & Design" in Osaka, Japan.
2011 Produced and designed Fuori Salone LIXIL Corporation's event " FURO" bathtub and shower booth concept model at SUPERSTUDIO PIU' in Milan.
Produced International trade fair "Living & Design" in Osaka, Japan.
Exhibition " Toshiyuki Kita design Timeless Future" at Living Design Center OZONE in Tokyo, Japan.
AWARDS
1975 Won the Japan Interior Designers Association Award.
1983 Won the Product Design Award from the Institute of Business Designers and Contract Magazine in the United States.
1990 Won the Delta de Oro Award, Spain.
2011 Awarded a prize carriera internazionale of Compasso d'Oro in July 2011 in Italy.
BOOKS
Local industry + Design
Local industry + Design
Local industry + Design
Capability of Design
Capability of Design
Soul of Design Washi and Urushi Movement as Concept
DVD

Made with Heart and Soul

World Media Festival 2012
Gold titled in Public Relations/Culture

Made with Heart and Soul
Illustrate more than 40 years' Kita's
collaboration with traditional Japanese crafts.
Made with Heart and Soul