Motomi Kawakami began working for Angelo Mangiarotti in Milan, Italy. In 1971 he established his own design studio and has been producing work from there ever since. His influence in the fields of crafts, industrial design, and space/environmental design is immeasurable. He was included in our primer on Japanese Designers and is now the subject of a retrospective at the Living Design Center OZONE (see below for details).
The exhibition space, which was designed by Torafu Architects, uses numerous boxes to chronologically compartmentalize his work, which includes roughly 80 pieces.
a room designed by interior stylist Tomomi Nagayama using only Kawakami’s work.