Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan

Furniture Designer

Taiwan

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AWARDS

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Daisuke Nagatomo graduated from Meiji University in Tokyo, and decided to pursue his passion of architecture at Columbia University, where he received master degree in advanced architectural design. Nagatomo began his career in the metropolitan New York area with architecture firms, including TEN Arquitectos and Design Office for Research and Architecture. He was the invited researcher for FabLab House project at IaaC, Barcelona from 2009 to 2010 where he holds research diploma. Nagatomo is currently the assistant professor of National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan as well as adjunct faculty member of Tokyo Denki University. Nagatomo has taught several schools including Pratt Institute (New York), Tokyo University of Science, and Keio University.

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EDUCATION

2016 Ph.D. Program in Design, Chung Yuan Christian University
2010, Architecture, Diploma, Institut d'Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
2004, Architecture, Master, Columbia University, New York, USA
2001, Architecture, Bachelor, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

WORKING EXPERIENCES

2015-, Assistant Professor, Chung Yuan Christian University
2012- 2014, Assistant Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
2012-, Lecturer, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
2004-, Director, MisoSoupDesign

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2016 Designer of the Year (IAD International Association of Designers), Italy
2015 Platinum Award, A'Design Award, Italy
2014 TID Award, Taiwan
2014 Golden Award, A'Design Award, Italy
2013, 3rd Place, Green Dot Award, USA
2012, Golden Award, A'Design Award, Italy
2011, Honourable Mention, Green Dot Award, USA
2010, People's Choice Award, Solar Decathlon Europe, Madrid/Spain
2008, Design Merit Award, FEIDAD Award, Taipei/Taiwan

SELECTED PROJECTS

Urban Oasis

FUNCTION:

Residential apartment

LOCATION:

Taiwan

YEAR:

2017

Aerial View of Forest

ABOUT

This is an urban oasis, a sanctuary place where we hope to balance the couple’s busy lives in Taipei. The beautiful mountains surrounds the apartment has inspired us to design a fluid space and bring the natural landscape into the interior. Without moving a single partition, the original 3-room layout of the 22-year old building is kept, with additional storage space and walk-in closet. To utilize every corner, left over spaces in kid’s bedrooms have turned into study and reading zone.

Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

PHOTO CREDITS:

Daisuke Nagatomo

COPYRIGHTS:

Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan

Treasure in a Forest

FUNCTION:

Residential apartment

LOCATION:

YEAR:

2018

Aerial View of Forest

ABOUT

"Sylvan" is a residential interior space mainly composed with natural material textures, such as wood, store, and marbles. Its design focuses maximizing the function, while emphasize the beauty of space. The continuous curved surface becomes part of entrance bench, as well as the bar counter the next to kitchen space.

Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

Daisuke Nagatomo

PHOTO CREDITS:

Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan

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Kulms

FUNCTION:

Stackable Chair

LOCATION:

Taiwan

YEAR:

2018

Aerial View of Forest

ABOUT

Kulms is a series of stackable chairs, which has two types of three legs (Kulms 01) and four legs (Kulms 02) chair configuration. Both of types can stack up to 7 or 8 chairs. The most unique property of Kulms Chair design is the smooth curved surface that is very simple and elegant, yet defined by its function.

Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

PHOTO CREDITS:

Daisuke Nagatomo, Lerival

COPYRIGHTS:

Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan