Designer. Koichi Futatsumata is the representative director of “CASE-REAL” focusing on spacial design, and “KOICHI FUTATSUMATA STUDIO”which specializes in product design. He is based in Fukuoka and Tokyo working internationally with variety of works including architectures, interiors, furnitures and products.
Major spacial works include the Japanese confectionary shop “SUZUKAKE”, “ARTS & SCIENCE FUKUOKA”, the “RESTAURANT ON THE SEA” in Teshima, Kagawa Prefecture, the “DDD HOTEL” in Nihonbashi Bakurocho and the “CHALET W” villa in Niseko, Hokkaido. He has also collaborated with Aesop, the Australian botanical skin care brand.
Major product works include the stool “GO” and the coat hanger “4FB” released by E&Y, the chair “SAND” released as part of Tendo Mokko’s 80th anniversary project, and the cutlery set designed for the Antwerpen design label “valerie_objects”. His work “22 hybrid tube amplifier” released by EK Japan was added to the permanent collection at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In addition, Futatsumata is working with a variety of domestic and international brands, including Finnish interior brand Artek, for which he designed the “KIULU BENCH” as one of their FIN/JPN Friendship Collection.