Takuma Yamazaki graduated from Tama Art University and joined Canon as a product designer in 2015. He has enjoyed new discoveries in Hokkaido’s nature ever since childhood and spent days thinking about the distance between man and nature.
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・2015 - Graduated from Tama Art Univ.
・2016 - LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2016 Winner ( 1,232 group 73 countries ) - Japan
・2016 - materialPREIS 2016 FIRST PRIZE of category Study - Germany
・2018 - SHACHIHATA DESIGN AWARD 2018 FINALIST - Japan
・2018 - Grand Prix KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2018 ( 1,289 works from46 countries ) - Japan
・2019 - The company TAKUMA YAMAZAKI DESIGN was founded in May 22 ,2019
・2020 - IF DESIGN AWARD 2020 Winner - Germany
・2020 - K - DESIGN AWARD 2020 Winner - Korea
A design product using fallen leaves
Bio-Vide is a product that reconnects users with nature.
LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2016 Winner
1,232 group 73 countries
materialPREIS 2016 Grand Prix of category Study
by raumPROBE in Germany
Photo : Takuma Yamazaki #01 - 06 / 08 - 10
Rakutaro Hagiwara #07 / 11 / 12
・LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2016 (Japan) — FINALIST
・raumPROBE materialPREIS 2016 (Germany) — FIRST PRIZE of category Study
This project explores and represents the precious relationship between human and nature by:
#01: Maintaining the original shape of the natural material,
#02: The biodegradable material that returns to the earth and becomes a new resource,
#03: The uniqueness of the material character that specific season bestows.
The idea behind Bio-Vide project is that how I as a designer could embed the feeling of ‘life’ that we have lost these days in the consumerist culture, with the raw and original characters of living things in a shape of the contemporary products.
The sheet of fallen leaves is made through the process of layering and hot-pressing, and this method can produce the sheet in a variety of thickness. A table and a chair made out of the pressed leaves vividly reminds of us the idea that the material returns to the earth. We can imagine the characteristics of the leaves in each stage of its life cycle, from fresh leaves to when it falls to the ground (and finishes its life).
A kit that amplifies the sound of the pencil, adding a new, musical dimension to drawing/writing.
Sound of Drawing
KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2018 Grand Prix
( 1,289 works from46 countries )
By amplifying the faint noises created by the friction between pencil and paper, this project represents a new way of communicating with stationery. I reflected on the meaning of drawing, and discovered that stationery can be not only writing instruments, with the purpose of leaving visual information, but also musical instruments. By redefining stationery as creative tools for drawing sounds, this pencil offers a fresh creative experience for both people who are sighted and those who are not.
Photo : KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD #01
Mahaya Takara #02
Takuma Yamazaki #03-05 / 07 / 08
Kei Hayakawa #06
A QR Hanko for our online data goes after we die.
K - DESIGN AWARD 2020 Winner
( in Korea _ 2,199 works from 21 countries )
Over the last several months, major Japanese financial institutions have begun phasing out the use of hanko, the equivalent of a personal seal. Having been widely adopted during the late 1800s, hanko had surprisingly maintained its relevance in the face of technological change and has always been a requirement for opening bank accounts, signing contracts and almost any official paperwork. But with the winds of change comes the opportunity to rethink and redesign.
Although they’re becoming obsolete, hanko, to this day, remain an integral part of Japanese culture. Many adults were probably gifted a hand-crafted hanko by their parents that they continue to cherish. So instead of doing away with them completely, can we find another place for them?( cited from Spoon &Tamago )
That was essentially the thinking that drove product designer Takuma Yamazaki to create this prototype for a QR code hanko. A QR code, if you don’t know, is a type of bar code that actually originated in Japan. It can be embedded with all sorts of personal and public information, which can be pulled up simply by scanning it. In response to the other technological dilemma of where our online data goes after we die, Yamazaki believes the answer can be found in hanko.
Yamazaki envisions hanko as being a tool to connect the living and the dead. Each person’s online data can be archived and the QR code hanko can function as a key to the vault. By assigning an analog method to accessing digital archives, the designer has created a poetic connection between life and afterlife.（cited from Spoon &Tamago )
Photo : Takuma Yamazaki #01 - 05
Compact digital Camera Design
Power Shot G5X Mark2
iF DESIGN AWARD 2020 Winner
( 7,298 works from 56 countries )
Photo : Canon Inc. #01 - 07
A Dessert spoon with motif of leaves and
branches of ginkgo.
Mass Production Design
RF Lens 24-105mm / SLR Camera
Beach sandals inspired from travel tools.
Natural Battery System
Looop Charge / 100% Natural Energy
Waterproof bag which made use of drape for design.
Coming Soon.. :)
- My works was introduced with the following media. -
■ Media ： J-WAVE - Radio - Across The Sky / [ December 20,2020 ]
□ Media : DESIGNSORI website / [ October 22, 2020 ]
□ Media : JDN website / [ September 8, 2020 ]
■ Exhibition : LEXUS DESIGN AWARD at INTERSECT by LEXUS / [ September 1 - September 23, 2020 ]
□ Media : iF DESIGN AWARD website / [ February , 2020 ]
■ Media : NHK WORLD DESIGN TALKS plus TV / [ July 16,17, 2019 ]
□ Media : AXIS website / [ July 19, 2019 ]
□ Media : TAMABI NEWS No.81 Books / [ July 15, 2019 ]
□ Workshop : KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD Sound of Drawing at TOT Studio / [ June 26, 2019 ]
■ Media ： J-WAVE - Radio - Across The Sky / [ May 26,2019 ]
□ Media : Spoon & Tamago website / [ April 24, 2019 ]
■ Media : NEWS PAPER in Malaysia / [ March 19, 2019 ]
□ Media : BUSINESS TODAY website / [ March 19, 2019 ]
□ Exhibition : TOT Studio / [ February 28 -March 11, 2019 ]
■ Exhibition : GOOD DESIGN STORE TOKYO by NOHARA / [ January 30 - February 26, 2019 ]
□ Media : TOYPS website / [ February 23, 2019 ]
■ Media : NHK WORLD DESIGN TALKS plus TV / [ February 21, 2019 ]
□ Media : AXIS website / [ February 7, 2019 ]
□ Media : COOL MATERIAL website / [ January 29, 2019 ]
□ Media : News Break website / [ January 29, 2019 ]
□ Media : INSPIRATIONS GRAPHIQUES / [ January 28, 2019 ]
■ Media : AXIS website / [ January 22, 2019 ]
□ Media : Bungu-no-Tobira website / [ January 21, 2019 ]
□ Media : KOKUYO website / [ January 18,2019 ]
■ Exhibition : MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017 promote design / [ April 2017 - ]
■ Exhibition : Material Collection at raumPRIBE in Germany. / [ January 2017 - ]
□ Media : materialREPORT by raumPROBE in Germany. Books / [ 2016 ]
□ Exhibition : VOLL.HOLZ by raumPRIBE / [Station Berlin , Berlin Germany. November 9,10, 2016 ]
□ Media : raumPROBE materialPRIES 2016 WINNER website / [ June 2016 ]
□ Exhibition : LEXUS “ANTICIPATION” INTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYO / [August 10-September 9, 2016 ]
□ Media : dezeen website / [ February 23, 2016 ]
□ Media : TAMABI NEWS No.71 Books / [ July 15, 2016 ]
■ Media : ELLE DECOR JAPAN no.143 Books / [April 2016]
□ Exhibition : LEXUS “ANTICIPATION” AT MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016 / [Tortona , Milan. 12 April –17 2016 ]
■ Media : designboom website / [ 2016 ]
□ Media : LEXUS DESIGN AWARD FINALIST DESIGNERS website / [ January 26, 2016 ]
□ Media : Tama Art University Excellent works collection 2015 website
□ Exhibition : Tama Art University Graduation Works / [BANK ART in YOKOHAMA JAPAN. March 3, 2015 ]