Ichiro Iwasaki wins the 2022 Mainichi Design Award

Prestigious Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun acknowledges renowned product designer Ichiro Iwasaki for the 2022 Mainichi Design Award. Originally founded in 1952 as a key catalyst for the promotion of Japanese industrial design, the prize celebrates outstanding achievements across all fields of design, becoming an acclaimed international and cultural award over the years.

Vibia The Edit - Ichiro Iwasaki 2022 Mainichi Design Award

Born in Tokyo in 1965, Ichiro Iwasaki started his career at Sony Design Center, and later moved to Milan to join several design studios. Thirty years later, he founded his eponymous design studio. Ever since, he has been creating products ranging from household goods and electronics to furniture and lighting for international clients, always loyal to his minimalist and abstract style.

“Iwasaki is densely packed with the power of ever-expanding design”

Seiichi Satio, Committee Member and Panoramatiks President

Vibia The Edit - Ichiro Iwasaki 2022 Mainichi Design Award
Vibia The Edit - Ichiro Iwasaki 2022 Mainichi Design Award

His collaborations for Vibia mirror his fixation with a soothing visual language combining refinement, technical quality and a sense of wellbeing.

Iwasaki explores geometry and comfort in the Pin collection, a simple yet elegant interpretation of the classic ambient reading light.

Vibia The Edit - Ichiro Iwasaki 2022 Mainichi Design Award - Pin
Vibia The Edit - Iconic Wall Lights - Pin

Playful in form and powerful in performance, Pin’s silhouette combines lean lines and rounded diffusers, exuding a minimalist sensibility.

Vibia The Edit - Ichiro Iwasaki 2022 Mainichi Design Award - Pin

Featuring distinctive, disc-shaped diffusers that form horizontal planes of light, the Flat collection “creates a rhythmic and comfortable landscape”, states Iwasaki.

Vibia The Edit - Ichiro Iwasaki 2022 Mainichi Design Award - Flat
Vibia The Edit - Ichiro Iwasaki 2022 Mainichi Design Award - Flat

Strikingly graphic, indirect and diffuse light bounces off its metal surfaces, casting an enveloping atmosphere.

Vibia The Edit - Ichiro Iwasaki 2022 Mainichi Design Award - Flat

Evoking the architecture of an urban grid, Tube‘s modular system offers professionals freedom to bring the light where desired from a single point of connection, unlocking an array of customisable compositions adapting to any needs of a space or poject.

Vibia The Edit - Ichiro Iwasaki 2022 Mainichi Design Award - Tube

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