graphics by designboom




we invite you to visit our exhibition yakitate! at dwellon design in los angeles, USA from june 24 – 26, 2011. following the success of last year’s ‘asia now‘ exhibition and the ‘kitchen ecology‘ exhibition in 2009, designboom and dwell on design are collaborating for the third time with yakitate!, a cultural group exhibition that features the works of eight upcoming talents from japan.



yakitate! at dwell on design 2011 graphics by designboom




yakitate! is japanese for ‘freshly baked’ – designboom has curated an exciting collection of the latest contemporary design from japan that will be on view for three days in los angeles, commissioned especially for the exhibition ‘dwell on design’. it is a unique cultural event that illuminates familiar and unfamiliar fields of contemporary japanese design. the exhibition explores the role of tradition and innovation and provides a rare encounter with works that embody the transformation of functional design to sculpture, connecting japanese culture with the californian lifestyle.



the selected designers:

yakitate! at dwell on design 2011 top row (left to right): kazuhiro yamanaka, david guarino (a zillion ideas), kouichi okamoto (kyouei design), yuji kawauchi and yuri hamaguchi (atelier sango), bottom row (left to right): wakako kita (wacco), yasumasa + junko shiba (shibaya), takeshi miyakawa, eisuke tachikawa (nosigner)




the eight participating designers on-hand will not only show the best of their wares, but they’ll be at the exhibition demonstrating precisely what they do. the daily workshops are held in both japanese and english, and visitors are encouraged to pose questions and interact with the designers.


you can download the full program and the participating designers’ profiles here (best viewable with acrobat reader)




kazuhiro yamanaka installation, furniture and lighting designer born in tokyo, japan / 1971 lives and works in london, uk

yakitate! at dwell on design 2011 ‘cielo’ lenticular lamp for pallucco by kazuhiro yamanaka




kyouei design by kouichi okamoto installation, lighting and product designer, dj and sound production born in shizuoka, japan / 1970 lives and works in shizuoka, japan

yakitate! at dwell on design 2011 ‘honeycomb lamp’, white by kouichi okamoto (kyouei design)



NOSIGNER by eisuke tachikawa product-, communication and graphic designer born in yokohama / 1981 lives and works in tokyo

yakitate! at dwell on design 2011 ‘HK gravity pearl’ by eisuke tachikawa (NOSIGNER)




takeshi miyakawa furniture and installation designer born in tokyo, japan / 1962 lives and works in brooklyn, new york

yakitate! at dwell on design 2011 ‘holey chair’ and ‘gang of four’ bookshelf by takeshi miyakawa




atelier sango by yuji kawauchi / clay creator, animation designer yuri hamaguchi / creative coordination, photo born in kobe, japan / 1969 live and work in shizuoka, japan

yakitate! at dwell on design 2011 ‘legend of japan’ clay works by yuji kawauchi and yuri hamaguchi (atelier sango)




shibaya by junko + yasumasa shibaartists and product designersborn in shizuoka, japan / 1972live and work in shizuoka, japan

yakitate! at dwell on design 2011 ‘stone lamps’ and ‘stone candle holder by yasumasa and junko shiba (shibaya)




wacco by wakako kita illustrator and product designer born in hyogo, japan / 1978 lives and works in tokyo, japan

yakitate! at dwell on design 2011 ‘oriori’ cotton bag by wakako kita (wacco)




‘a zillion ideas’ multimedia agency by david guarino / photographer and product designer french-born, lives and works in tokyo, japan

yakitate! at dwell on design 2011 caps made from vintage japanese kimono fabrics by david guarino (a zillion ideas)




yakitate! at dwell on design 2011 magazine library by david guarino from ‘a zillion ideas’




magazine library david guarino brought together over 1000 international magazines, zines and art brochures in tokyo in march 2009 and the event has attracted more than 40,000 visitors. now in its 7th edition at dwell on design in los angeles, the international magazine library will focus on asian publications, most of which are japanese. for the first time many of these publications are being brought to north america, providing a new source for magazine lovers.


daily workshops: yakitate designers demonstrate their work and the making process to the public. come and see their performances (each ca. 30min) and meet them in person!



yakitate! at dwell on design 2011

yakitate! ‘dwell on design’, los angeles convention center 1201 south figueroa street, los angeles, california 90015 june 24-26, 2011


opening hours fri 24 10:00am – 8:00pm sat 25 10:00am – 6:00pm sun 26 10:00am – 5:00pm

hope to see you there!



dwell on design 2011 is a three day celebration of modern design, it is the west coast’s largest show. the home expo and design expo at the los angeles convention center is organized by the editors of dwell magazine. it will feature more than 200 brands, some 300+ design focused exhibitors on the show floor, numerous design competitions, home tours across los angeles, and more than 80 presentations and panels by industry leaders and influencers. among this year’s 80+ sustainable and design tastemaker speakers is william mcdonough. he will share his ideas that have made a lasting impression in the design landscape. more than 20,000+ affluent and influential architects, designers, and design-seeking consumers will attend. with exhibitors ranging from local california–based brands to elite international designers, there are plenty of opportunities to meet hundreds of progressive thinkers in the design industry.