About

Masahiro Minami

Design director / Designer  

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■Profile

1978 Born in Osaka.
2005~ Reserch associate of the University of Shiga Prefecture Department of Living Design.
2011 Assistant professor  of the University of Shiga Prefecture Department of Living Design.

■Awards
2002 The 2nd Machiya of Kyoto Student Design competition /1st Prize
2002 PORADA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2002 /3rd PRIZE
2003 The 13th SxL Residential Design conpetition /Honorable mention
2003 TOKYO DESIGNERS BLOCK DESIGN COMPETITION
2003 /PURE DESIGN AWARD 2004 DYSON DESIGN AWARD
2004 /Excellent prize 2004 TOKYO DESIGNERS BLOCK DESIGN COMPETITION
2004 /Honorable mention
2005 Kagoshima Design Fair 2005 Design competition /Grand Prize
2005 IFDA International Furniture Design Award Asahikawa /Honorable mention
2005 DYSON DESIGN AWARD 2005 /Silver award
2006 NITORI ONE HOUSE TOTAL CORDINATION DESIGN COMPETITION 2006 /Excellent prize
2006 NISSEN DESIGN AWARD 2006 /1st Prize
2006 TOYAMA PRODUCT DESIGN COMPETITION 2006/ Judge prize
2007 FURNITURE DESIGN COMPETITION OOKAWA 2007 /Excellent prize
2007 NITORI ONE HOUSE TOTAL CORDINATION DESIGN COMPETITION 2007 /SILVER AWARD
2007 YAMANASHI DESIGN COMPETITION 2007 /Excellent prize,Honorable mention
2007 mokubanR2 /Judge prize
2008 Kyushu Onsen Ryokan residential design competition in Ookawa/The Chairman of Association Ookawa Furniture Indstry Prize .
2008 NITORI ONE HOUSE TOTAL CORDINATION DESIGN COMPETITION 2008 /SILVER AWARD
2008 KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2008 / Excellent prize
2008 pdweb Design Competition / Grand Prix Award
2009 NITORI ONE HOUSE TOTAL CORDINATION DESIGN COMPETITION
2009 /SILVER AWARD 2009 Tokyo Midtown Award 2009 / Grand Prix Award
2011 The Wood of Yoshino Product design award / Excellent Prize
2011 Wise Wise 100 Years Furniture Design Competition / Oak Village Prize
2011 Pentaward 2011 / Silver award
2013 Permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art  / Dasher
2013  Kids design award 2013
2014 Design for Asia Award 2014/Merit recognitiion
2014 JIDA Design Museum Selection
2015 red dot design award 2015

2016 TOP AWARDS ASIA 2016

■Exhibition
2003 Shizuoka KAGU messe 2003 Designer’s Saterite Booth(Twin Messe,Shizuoka,Japan)
2003 The 15th Exhibition of Object AKARI(Gifu,Japan)
2003 Tokyo Designers Block 2003(Spiral,Tokyo,Japan)
2003 Kyoto Designers Block 2003(IDEE Experience,Kyoto,Japan)
2004 HDExpo (Sands Exposition & Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada)
2004 ICFF 2004(Jacob K.Javits Convention Center, New York City)
2004 TOYAMA Design Talk(Sunship,Toyama,Japan)
2004 Exhibition of DYSON DESIGN AWARD 2004(Moere Numa park,Sapporo,Japan)
2004 TOKYO DESIGNERS BLOCK 2004(Spiral,Tokyo,Japan)
2005 Shizuoka KAGU International Design competition 2004 U-40(Twin Messe,Shizuoka,Japan)
2005 Interior Life Style Show 2005(Tokyo BIGSIGHT,Tokyo) 2005 Exhibition of IFDA2005(Asahikawa furniture center,Asahikawa)
2005 DYSON DESIGN AWARD 2005 (Tokyo National Museum,Tokyo)
2005 Exhibition of IFDA2005(Pacifico Yokohama,Kanagawa,Japan)
2006 Exhibition of Woody frontier Shizuoka(Daikanyama Hill side terrace annexA,Tokyo,Japan)
2006 Shizuoka KAGU messe 2006(Twin Messe,Shizuoka,Japan)
2006 GALLERY MYDESIGNS in World Food Day 2006(Omotesando Hills,Tokyo,Japan)
2006 Exhibition of DYSON DESIGN AWARD 2006(Spiral,Tokyo,Japan)
2007 imm cologne 2007(Germany,coeln, coelnmesse)
2007 macef international home show 2007(Itary,Milano,Fiela Milano International)
2007 2007 OOkawa Natsu no Saiten(Ookawa industrial hall)
2007 OOKAWA the Future Furniture 2007(Ookawa industrial hall)
2007 Exhibition of DYSON DESIGN AWARD 2007(Spiral,Tokyo,Japan)
2008 The 40th Ookawa Kagu Shinshunten(Ookawa industrial hall)
2008 Shizuoka KAGU messe 2008 Designer’s Satellite Booth(Twin Messe,Shizuoka,Japan)
2008 100% Design Tokyo (Meiji Jingu Gaien,Japan)
2009 Shigaraki ACT 2009 (Suzuya,Shigaraki,Japan)
2009 interior lifestyle 2009 neON (Tokyo BIGSIGHT, Japan)
2009 Nagoya Design Week 2009(Nadiapark,Nagoya,Japan)
2009 IFFT interior lifestyle 2009 SOON@NipponLife(Tokyo BIGSIGHT, Japan)
2011 SOON@Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi part3 (Nihonbashi,Tokyo,Japan)
2011 The 72th Gift Show (Tokyo BIGSIGHT, Japan)
2012 interior lifestyle 2012 (Tokyo BIGSIGHT, Japan)
2012 The 4th Baby & Kids EXPO Tsuchinoco booth (Tokyo BIGSIGHT, Japan)
2013 Design for the Modern Child (Tsuchinoco Dasher)(USA, Philadelphia Museum of Art )

■Design Internship request.
The student who hopes for the internship send the work collection (portfolio)  and a personal history to me, please. It’s desirable to be able to speak Japanese. I’m designing furniture, a package, a graphic and branding. The place where I work is Shiga-prefecture. It’s the local area. It isn’t Tokyo. But because it’s the local area, there is design which can be done.