榮久庵憲司 栄久庵憲司 Ekuan Kenji 情報の螺旋 広島市中区千田町3丁目7-47 広島県情報プラザ
Kenji Ekuan A founding member of the internationally renowned Japanese consultancy GK Design, Ekuan has been responsible for many designs of note ranging from the pioneering Kikkoman soy sauce bottle through to Yamaha motorcycles, the Narita NEX express train, and the Akita bullet train. He was an important pioneer of industrial design in Japan, playing a key role in the bringing together of designers and leading organizations and writing eloquently on the meaning of objects in everyday life.
Born in Tokyo 1929. Grew up in Hiroshima.Graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1955. Established GK Industrial Design associates in 1957 and took office as president. Chairman of the committee for Exposition Facilities for Tsukuba Expo ´85. Co-general producer of the World Design Exposition ´89. Senator of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design. Board member of Japan industrial Designer Association. Board member of the Japan Design Foundation. Mamber of MITI´s (Japanese Ministry of International Trade & Industry) Advisory Committee of Industry and the Culture of Living. Member of Tokyo World City Exhibition Planning Committee. Colin King Grand Prix at ICSID 11th World Congress 1979. Worlddesign Award, IDSA. Many other national and international honours and awards.
“How to express one´s character and to establish a global design in this age which shifts from the postmodernism to the newmodernism will be the most important and decisive subjects in design in future. Good design and creativity, which know the truth of the age intuitively and have power to inspire it, is the object of the design competition. I hope all the participants will take it into consideration and activate the future design”l.