MIKIYA KOBAYASHI / Designer / MIKIYA KOBAYASHI INC. CEO

MIKIYA KOBAYASHI

Designer / Director

Mikiya Kobayashi, born in Tokyo, in 1981, established his own studio in 2006.
Since his beginnings, Kobayashi's creation process is not focused on the way we use the object but on the sensitivity in the perception of its designs. He is always looking for a singularity in his minimalist shaping. His line is subjective because always sensitive.

His first important wood projects enhanced a long relationship between the designer and this material. Already attached to natural resources, the attraction would continue to grow until becoming his first medium. He is actually closely related to his cultural heredity, to the perception he has of his environment. Kobayashi loves to connect this cultural legacy with the new opportunities of our times, in the concepts, the manufacturing process and the technologies that he deals with as much caution as his interest therein.
His process, always very close to materials, and his wish to challenge his own methods, have led the studio to conduct a large variety of projects. All the design fields are closely related. The furniture created by a designer sets up in a specific space that he must to anticipate and understand. The first experiences of Kobayashi in space design, in the early times of his career, allows him to increase space projects in his own studio since 2009.

By mixing the management of a design studio and the management of a showroom store, he avoids the constraints of conventional companies and directly challenge most of its products with consumers that he likes to meet and listen closely.
Kobayashi is one of the most productive Japanese furniture designers but also works a lot on product and takes special care to assert strong identity on its collections. He created, between 2008 and 2015, more than eight major product and furniture collections, exclusively edited by Japanese companies. Regularly praised by different awards, Mikiya Kobayashi has developed significant collaborations with Japanese furniture companies and creators as Karimoku, Fuji Furniture, Takumi Kohgei, Dreamy Person, AIWA Metal, Usuiworks, Lemnos and more recently Tendo Mokko.

小林 幹也

デザイナー / ディレクター

1981年東京都生まれ。2005年武蔵野美術大学工芸工業デザイン学科卒業。
インテリアデザイン会社勤務後、MIKIYA KOBAYASHI DESIGN設立。
家具、プロダクトからインテリアデザインまで幅広く携わり、国内外のクライアントとともにデザインを提案している。2010年ドイツのiF product design awardにて金賞、ドイツred dot award、,グッドデザイン賞、adc賞など受賞歴多数。2011年にはショップ「TAIYOU no SHITA」をオープン。2012年 株式会社小林幹也スタジオ設立。

PROFILE

1981 Born in Tokyo
2005 Graduated from Musashino Art University
-06 FIELD FOUR DESIGN OFFICE, Japan
2006 Established MIKIYA KOBAYASHI DESIGN
2011 Opened the store TAIYOU no SHITA
2012 Established MIKIYA KOBAYASHI INC. in Tokyo, Japan
2016 Judge at Good Design Award
1981 東京生まれ
2005 武蔵野美術大学工芸工業デザイン学科インテリアデザインコース卒業
-06 株式会社フィールドフォー・デザインオフィス勤務
2006 MIKIYA KOBAYASHI DESIGN設立
2011 ショップ「TAIYOU no SHITA」を開店
2012 株式会社 小林幹也スタジオ へ改名、法人化
2016 グッドデザイン賞審査員

LECTURER

2010 ICS COLLAGE OF ARTS / Adjunct lecturer
2014 Musashino Art University / Lecturer
2015- ICS COLLAGE OF ARTS / Adjunct lecturer

講師

2010 ICSカレッジオブアーツ 非常勤講師
2014 武蔵野美術大学工芸工業デザイン学科 特別講師
2015- ICSカレッジオブアーツ 非常勤講師

AWARD

2014 GOOD DESIGN AWARD (JAPAN) / Winner
2013 ELLE DECOR YOUNG JAPANESE DESIGN TALENT 2013 / Winner
2012 Tokyo ADC Award / Winner
2011 Selected SPOTLIGHT 2011 DESIGNER by DESIGNNET
2010 IF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD 2010 (GERMANY) / Gold Award Winner
red dot design award 2010 (GERMANY) / Winner
2008 International Furniture Design Competition Asahikawa 2008 (JAPAN) / Finalist
Toyama Product Design Competition 2008 (JAPAN) / Grand Prix Winner
100% DESIGN TOKYO 2008 (JAPAN) / 100% AWARD Winner
2007 SaloneSatellite 2007 (ITALY) / DESIGN REPORT AWARD 2007 Finalist
2004 DESIGNER'S WEEK 2004 (JAPAN) / DESIGN PREMIO Winner
2003 DESIGNER'S WEEK 2003 (JAPAN) / DESIGN PREMIO Winner

受賞歴

2014 GOOD DESIGN AWARD / 受賞
2013 ELLE DECOR YOUNG JAPANESE DESIGN TALENT 2013 / 受賞
2012 ADC賞 / 受賞
2011 SPOTLIGHT 2011 DESIGNER (DESIGNNET) に選定
2010 IF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD 2010(ドイツ) / 金賞受賞
red dot design award 2010(ドイツ) / 受賞
2008 国際家具デザインコンペティション旭川 2008 / 入選
富山プロダクトデザインコンペティション 2008 / グランプリ受賞
100% DESIGN TOKYO 2008 / 100% AWARD 受賞
2007 サローネサテリテ 2007(イタリア) / DESIGN REPORT AWARD 2007 ファイナリスト
2004 DESIGNER'S WEEK 2004 / DESIGN PREMIO 受賞
2003 DESIGNER'S WEEK 2003 / DESIGN PREMIO 受賞

COMPANY

MIKIYA KOBAYASHI INC.

TOKYO OFFICE
5-28-8 Himonya Meguro-ku Tokyo 152-0003 JAPAN
PARIS OFFICE
joy@mikiyakobayashi.com

株式会社 小林幹也スタジオ

[英文社名 MIKIYA KOBAYASHI INC.]
設立 2012年7月2日 (創業 2006年4月)

TOKYO OFFICE
152-0003 東京都目黒区碑文谷5-28-8
Tel. 03-6421-3926 / Fax. 03-6421-3927
PARIS OFFICE
joy@mikiyakobayashi.com

業務内容

プロダクトデザイン開発およびディレクション業務
インテリアデザイン、プランニング及びデザインなど設計業務
デザインコンサルティング及び企業顧問
ショップ「TAIYOU no SHITA」の運営
特注家具・セミオーダー家具・壁面造作・什器・キッチンなどのデザイン及び制作

SHOP & SHOWROOM

TAIYOU no SHITA HIMONYA

5-28-8 Himonya Meguro-ku
Tokyo 152-0003 JAPAN
URL. www.taiyounoshita.jp

TAIYOU no SHITA KOISHIKAWA

Sasaki Building-B 2F, 2-5-7 Koishikawa Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 112-0002 JAPAN
URL. www.taiyounoshita.jp

TAIYOU no SHITA HIMONYA

152-0003 東京都目黒区碑文谷5-28-8
Tel. 03-6421-3925 / Fax. 03-6421-3927
www.taiyounoshita.jp

TAIYOU no SHITA KOISHIKAWA

112-0002 東京都文京区小石川2-5-7 佐佐木ビルB棟 2階
Tel. 03-6279-0262 / Fax. 03-6279-0264
www.taiyounoshita.jp

STAFF

ALBERTO AGUADO BAUDIL
Assistant designer
アルベルト アグアド バウディール
アシスタントデザイナー
KEISUKE YAMAMOTO
Store manager / TAIYOU no SHITA
山本 景介
ストアマネージャー / TAIYOU no SHITA