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Italian Institute of Culture – Osaka Organized Event Webinars

Toshiyuki Kita will participate as a lecturer in a seminar at the special site of the Italian Cultural Institute Osaka, one of the events of the Italian Design Day. Please take a look. The “Italian Design Day” is an event held since 2017 by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, together with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Activities, with the aim of spreading the history and current state of Italian design. GRANDI AMICI DELLʼ ITALIA” (Great Italian Friends) is a new series of talks by great Japanese maestros from various fields, who will share their personal relationship with Italy. Italy is a place where … Read more



Photograph by Tom Vack   Akita Prefecture, with approximately 820 thousand hectares of forest, accounting for 71% of its prefecture area; 50% are afforested Cedro woods. In order to utilize this forest resource effectively, in collaboration with Akita Prefecture and 7 of its wood furniture manufacturers, the new “AKITA COLLECTION” was released at the international trade fair of Milano HOMI 2017. Cedro Rosso di Akita woods which grow in the cold environment that were raised from seeds by hands of the pioneers and roots deeply into the ground, forms with fine annual rings, beautiful red colored wood grains and has a sturdy but light-weight and soft textured qualities. Making the best use … Read more


Milano HOMI 2017 ”NEEL lamp ALED”

Photograph by Tom Vack   Seiko SCM Corporation, ever since its foundation in 1961, has nurtured a corporate culture that respects and greatly values the soul of metal spinning artisan, and manufacturing products that is loved by everyone. Based on a lamp designed by Toshiyuki Kita for the 2011 international trade fair in Paris called “BONBO”, a new LED table lamp and pendant lighting, “ALED” comes alive with the collaboration between Toshiyuki Kita and SEIKO SCM’s metal spinning artisans. This new “ALED” lighting series was announced and displayed at the latest international trade fair of Milano HOMI February 2017. 27-30,January 2017 at Fiera Milano – Rho(Milan) Pavilion 10, Stand C32 … Read more


Made with Heart and Soul

    Stile life Illustrate more than 40 years’ Kita’s collaboration with traditional Japanese crafts. WorldMediaFestival 2012 World Media Festival 2012 Gold titled in Public Relations/Culture