GALLERY

Kouichi Okamoto / kyouei design

b.1970; Shizuoka, Japan

Okamoto, under the name bekkou, released the sound source work "hi light" from Ducth techno label X-trax in 1997 and has since worked with Dutch and English music labels. From 2004 he became enamored with Dutch design and established Kyouei Design in 2006. Kyouei Design products are now available in over 30 countries at design shops, stores and museums. He has participated in Israel's Holon Museum opening exhibition" The State of Things" in 2010 and his product "glass tank" was included in the permanent collection at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2011. A designer whose work ranges from art, music and design, he was also selected as one of 100 artists for Contemporary Culture" NOVA" in São Paulo in 2010, and again in Rio de Janeiro in 2011.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
Switch ‒ Design of" Play" by Kouichi Okamoto / POLA MUSEUM ANNEX / Tokyo,Japan
2010
"Kyouei Design Exhibition"/the center for creative communications (CCC)/Shizuoka

EVENTS

2011
"How Wine Became Modern Design + Wine 1976 to Now" / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art /San Francisco,USA
2010
"The New Domestic Landscape"/Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art City Library and Arts Centre/Sunderland,UK
 
"®Nova Contemporary Culture"/MIS Museu da Imagem e do Som Avenida Europa/Sao Paulo, SP Brasil
 
"The State of Things Design and the 21st century" /Holon, Israel
 
"asia now exploring design culture"/Los Angeles Convention Center / Los Angeles, USA
 
"Design Tide Tokyo"/Tokyo Midtown Hall/Tokyo,Japan
2009
"Taiwan designers' week 'Rain' show"/ Huashan Creative Park/Taipei, Taiwan
 
"design act Moscow" /Winzavod/Moscow, Russia
 
"Design Tide Tokyo"/Tokyo Midtown Hall/Tokyo,Japan
2008
"seoul design olympiad 2008"Jamsil Sports Complex
 
"tavole meravigliose - marvellous tables"/salone del mobile/Fiera Milano,Italy
2007
"handled with care"contemporary ceramic works designboom x designersblock / designersblock, london
 
"the design annual" /Festhalle, Messe Frankfurt
2006
"W Seoul" Walkerhill exhibition/seoul,korea
 
"designboom mart" st. etienne./ancienne Manufacture d'armes de Saint-Etienne
 
"designboom mart" ICFF NYC/new york city's jacob k. javits convention center/NY,USA