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7 Spanish furniture brands. 5 Japanese designers.
Making together avant-garde spaces

If anything accurately describes Spain throughout its long history, it’s its capacity to adapt. It’s a country, after all, where people from different cultures and of different religions have coexisted for years. Thanks to its privileged geographical position, Spain has long been coveted by empires, and has left its cultural mark on them all, resulting in the Spanish character taking root and taking shape. Thanks to this very diversity, Spanish companies aim for perfection, since, if their ambition is to reach many markets, it’s essential they adapt to their needs, cultures and customs. At this exhibition, five prominent Japanese creatives have designed a series of spaces deploying pieces by Spanish manufacturers. This proves Spanish companies’ ability, desire and persistence in winning over the hearts of the Japanese. Exhibited in an unprecedented way, this unusual display, which has undoubtedly seen the meeting of two very different, rich cultures, spawns a new aesthetic which fuses light, colour, warmth and a love of good quality. This sees the Spanish embassy become a kind of Tower of Babel, where, thanks to this creativity, we can all understand a universal aesthetic language.


December 9 – 11, 2015

Exhibition”Cutting Edge”
December 9 – 11, 2015 – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Seminar “Cutting Edge”
December 9, 2015 – 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Embassy of Spain, B1 Exhibition Hall
1-3-29 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032

Manufacturers & products


B.lux is a manufacturer of designer lighting since 1980, located in the Basque Country (Spain). They manufacture decorative, outdoor and technical lighting solutions. Collaboration with top external designers has always been a cornerstone of its trajectory and growth: Frank O. Gerhy, Werner Aisslinger, Zaha Hadid, Jorge Pensi…



Founded as a family business in 1941 specialising in the production of blankets. During the mid-80s they began manufacturing carpets. Since 2000 the brand has focu­sed exclusively on outdoor furniture products. The brand GAN was founded in late 2008 in order to give an identity to GANDIABLASCO’s line of textiles.



KriskaDECOR is the Original metal chain for architecture, lighting and interior design solutions. Small multi-coloured aluminium links become a versatile mesh allowing custom images with a multitude of uses, creating a unique and exclusive environment, all with luxury qualities. The imagination soars and makes ideas come true.



Marset is about more than lamps: they take care of light, in its different nuances and effects, to create atmospheres with character and improve their clients’ quality of life. They dedicate all their efforts to creating first-class designs and helping ensure the flawless completion of each product. Marset seeks to produce innovative, clever fixtures, kindling audience senses while taking them on a journey.



Naturtex develops and produces unique and special textures that result into carpets, upholstery and decoration fabrics, modular panels, carpets, rugs, etc., fabrics and more which provide spaces with a distinctive character and its own personality.



Harmony by Peronda offers top quality products that are perfectly suited to all types of living spaces. Mosaic tiles, special pieces and bathroom furniture made from fine materials such as stone, glass or metal using traditional processes. Harmony by Peronda with its wide-ranging collections and countless options is the perfect choice for personalising spaces of all shapes and sizes.



People are at the core of Sancal’s ethos: create for, and are thankful for, the discerning. Far from conventional, their contemporary style is timeless and eclectic: Spanish upholstery and occasional furniture that forms singular, personal spaces.


Designers spaces

Yuichiro Yamanaka

Yuichiro Yamanaka

Represent of S.O.Y. LABO. and TofuONE inc.

Architect / Designer

  • 1972 Born in Tochigi, Japan
  • 1994 BA from Tokyo Zokei University
  • 1994-95 Studied at A.A. school of architecture (UK)
  • 1995 Traveled around in Africa, Middle-east, and South-east of Asia
  • 1996-98 Belongs to Naito Hiroshi architects and associates
  • 1999 Established S.O.Y. LABO.
  • 2013 Established TofuONE inc.



Jin Kuramoto

Jin Kuramoto

Born in 1976 in Awaji island Japan. After graduating from Kanazawa College of Art in 1999, he joined electric company in Tokyo as product designer. In 2008 he established JIN KURAMOTO STUDIO in Tokyo, where he works in a variety of design fields, for both international and domestic clients.

Winner of ELLE DECO Young Japanese Talent 2012, IF Design award, Good Design award etc.

Yota Kakuda


Born in Japan, Yota Kakuda moved to London in 2003, where he gained experience at design studios including Shin and Tomoko Azumi and Ross Lovegrove, and earned his MA at Royal College of Art, Design Products under Ron Arad and Sir Kenneth Grange, on scholarship from the Japanese government. He returned to Tokyo in 2008 and joined MUJI as a product designer. In 2011 he established YOTA KAKUDA DESIGN in Tokyo, where he works in a variety of design fields, for both international and domestic clients. He obtained major design awards including Good Design Award and iF Design Award. Lecturer at Musashino Art University and Toyo University.

Yota believes his works exist to make people slightly happier.



Asao Tokolo

Asao Tokolo

  • 1969 Born in TOKYO
    Studied architecture at Tokyo Zokei Univ.,
    AA School (London)
  • 2001 Started making patterns
  • 2003 Lector/tutor at Musashino Art Univ.
  • 2010 “MOT Annual 2010 ‘ Museum of Modern Art TOKYO
  • 2016 “TOKOLO Asao × Aomori City Archives Exhibition”
  • Aomori Contemporary Art Center





Japanese American born in the United States. In 2006, graduates from California State Polytechnical University of San Luis Obispo with a degree in architecture. After working as an architectural designer in the US and in Austria, Keigo moves to Japan at the age of 26. In 2013, he founds Makeshift and works on a variety of projects ranging from Architectural, Interior, and Product Design to App developments.

“Inspire to be Inspired”
Design has the power to create that kind of positive cycle -Keigo



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