The Kamiyama Shizuku Project received a gold medal in the social design category of the world’s largest international design competition “A ‘Design Award & Competition 2019” held in Milan, Italy. Today is the day of the official announcement. https://competition.adesignaward.com/gooddesign.php?ID=80494 I am really happy to be able to report to people who always support me in this way, and I would like to encourage all the staff to do my best to encourage this. About A ‘Design Award & Competition Held annually in Italy, it is one of the world’s largest competitions for awarding outstanding designers, design concepts, products and services. The aim is to raise the profile of the winners […]
We will be on the NHK WORLD (International Broadcast) program, “DESIGN TALKS plus”. The program will be featuring SHIZQ, in their <Design Hunting> project, which is a search for designs based on the history and climate of the local areas throughout Japan. It will be a wonderful opportunity to check the scenery of Kamiyama-cho and the production process of the SHIZQ products. Hope you won’t miss it. Airdate: Thursday, August 16, 2018 Airtime: Please visit NHK WORLD’s program website in English for broadcasting schedule in each region.
We are quietly celebrating our 5th anniversary.
It has been 5 years on July since the Kamiyama SHIZQ project has started. Thinking what we can actually do for the waters and the forest of Kamiyama, we started this project 5 years ago. Since everything is done by human handwork, we still tend to be short in inventories. We still face some difficult issues but it is true that we are starting to see a totally different view that we have never seen before. We would like to change the scenery of Kamiyama by sharing our findings and thoughts with you all who will be supporting us, as you always have been, for another 5 years. We appreciate […]
Rental space for wood crafting available
At SHIZQ LAB., Fujimoto is training himself on the potter’s wheel these days. He thought it would also be nice to have a chance to get to know with others through wood crafting using an open space. So we decided to open a wood crafting space in the lab. If you are looking for a specious and bright open space for working, it is available to everyone, whether a member of the community or not. Check here for more details.
Our products break ground, now sold at Paris permanent exhibition
We are glad to inform you that we are a step closer to our goal. From April this year, we started selling our products in Paris, a city renowned as a shop window of the World! Our products were honorably selected by the “Challenge Local Cool Japan in Paris”, a project that conduct test marketing for exceptional local Cool-Japan products. Our products such as tumblers, cups, small sake glasses and bowls are now being displayed at the permanent exhibition site. We are hoping to take advantage of this opportunity as a foot on the door, to introduce our ideas behind this project, the value of traditional Japanese Cedar, and the […]
Instagram posts timely updated
We post project activity updates, product/event information, stories about the life here in Kamiyama, and lots of other stuff. [A staff who joined us last year is diligently working on it :)] We also put up our timely shop information of our SHIZQ gallery shop here. Don’t forget to check it out!