TCI研究所には国際色豊かなバイヤー、デザイナー、コーディネーターなど優秀な外部ブレーンがおり、プロジェクトや事業者さまにあわせて最適なチームを組み商品開発、海外支援を行なっていますWith the network of talented minds from our buyers, designers, and coordinators both in and out of the country, we create a team, according to each client's goals, for optimal support of product development and overseas business.
Director, Hiyoshiya / TCI Laboratory
After working as a city officer in his hometown of Wakayama, he started his career as a wagasa craftsman, and became the fifth generation chief of his wife’s family business, Hiyoshiya, a maker of traditional wagasa umbrellas.
He took Hiyoshiya in new directions with projects such as rebranding of traditional wagasa through online shopping and a variety of media, as well as collaborating with designers and artists across genres.
He has actively worked on various projects at home and abroad toward the goal of becoming a “Global Long-Established Venture Company”.
Director, Scenery International
After serving general manager and executive director roles, he was appointed in 1998 to President & CEO of Hermès Japon to pursue the further expansion of the Hermès brand. In 2008, appointed as vice president of Hermès Paris, the headquarters of Hermès, becoming the first foreign individual to serve this role.
He resigned from the position in 2015 and founded Scenery International.
An art manager and consultant for “Art de Vivre” provides development strategy for design collections.
Achievements include collaborative work with a diverse range of acclaimed international designers and creative professionals.
Director, Dilema Conseli
Runs a consulting firm specialized in business between Japan and France, and owns the company, Dilema Conseli, which imports made-in-Japan products for overseas markets.
Official advisor of the French government and EU. Serves as an associate professor of international business at a Japanese university.
Director, Les Atelier de Paris
As director of Les Atelier de Paris, the business incubation center in Paris, she has helped nurture many international professionals in fields of craft, fashion, and design. Currently manages three other affiliated incubation facilities and directs various international events and exhibitions six times a year.
Founded AMEICO in 1995
AMEICO has a wide distribution network of upscale design goods and merchandise across the United States. Also runs a directly owned retail shop. Distributes products to over 750 retailers in US, the largest distributor in the industry.
Began career as a buyer at Mitsukoshi Department Store, engaging in product planning and living products, eventually appointed as general manager of living products sales department. Founded t-tide in May, 2018.
Business navigator of Tokyo Metropolitan Small and Medium Enterprise Support Center.
Director / Design Producer / Editor, Ideas & Crafts Lab
Design director for the Arita ware 400-year anniversary project of Saga Prefecture.
Director of ARITA VALUE CREATION LAB
Support member of LEXUS NEW TAKUMI PROJECT
Editor / Writer, Ideas & Crafts Lab
After working as a freelance writer in Tokyo and Kansai Regions, in 2008 and 2009, she moved on to editorial work with the magazine, NIKKEI DESIGN. In April, 2014, she founded Ideas & Crafts Lab with Kazuya Shimokawa.
Handled product planning and online shopping sales with a wide selection of items such as of crafts and convenient goods at Ichimoku before moving to the planning & sales division, where he helped make connections between producers and sellers. Worked also as a buyer at the mail order company, Senshukai, and is now again at Ichimoku as an executive staff and manager.
Has collaborated on projects with various international companies such as Dix heures dix, Vivendi Environnement, Triode, and Louis Vuitton of France; Aquamass of Belgium; and de Vecchi and Livit of Italy.
Active as a textile designer with top brands such as HERMES, KENZO, ARMAND VENTILO, DIURN and Pierre Fray. Became an independent designer in 2017.
Executive Board Member, Deutscher Designer Club
Engaged in product and interior design for international companies, primarily in Germany, such as Lufthansa, VMpF and Fischer Möbel. Also designs for the Japanese company, MUJI.
A designer and freelance art director
After completing a master’s degree in architecture, he began working as a designer, predominantly of furniture.
Specialty: table & kitchen / everyday goods
Product designer active in Italy and France. Worked with well-known brands such as Alessi, Guzzinni and Danese.
Specialty: interior design
Interior designer working with a number of clients such as construction companies and architects, primarily in France and the UK.
Specialty: watches / shoes / apparel
Has worked with global fashion brands such as FILA. Founded Nooka, a project born on Kickstarter, which received a special exhibition at MoMA. Specializes in technology-centric product design. His designed products are widely distributed in North American markets.
Specialty: interior / everyday goods / apparel
Produces excellent design work for Maharam, especially for textile and interior products. Specializes in graphic, textile and interior design. Her design products are widely distributed throughout North America.
Director, silent / ideel-lab
With a strong aesthetic sensibility and passion for sustainability, he creates various distinguished art forms at exhibitions. Currently based in Kyoto.
Director, Miyake Design
Designs products in a range of genres such as electrical appliances, home furniture, living commodities and traditional craft products.
Part-time lecturer at Tama Art University. Serves as a judge for design awards such as Good Design and iF Design.
At Ryohin Keikaku, engaged in new product projects for interior fabric. Worked on textile-themed projects, such as “Japanese Textiles”, “World Textiles”, and “Indian Textiles” of the Found MUJI project. Currently serves as director at Planning & Design Creation Office, in addition to operating as a freelance designer.
Engages in production and branding on a series of products. Actively working on a variety of design projects including interior, fashion, web, graphic, package design, etc.
Director, Culture Generation Japan
Started with the project called Tokyo Crafts & Design of Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, he has produced a number of products featuring techniques of traditional crafts, aiming at the overseas markets.
Project Manager, TCI Laboratory / Atelier Blancs Manteaux
Primarily engaged in overseas projects.
Runs total business support services (English language coaching & project management) for overseas business.
Acts as project manager for various projects in joint product planning and overseas marketing.
Producer & Director, myna
Involved in planning, production and management for projects of web, apps, movie, and installation featuring digital technologies. Also serves as a TCI laboratory project manager.
Accountant, TCI Laboratory / Hiyoshiya / Atelier Blancs Manteaux
Designer Atelier in Paris
A place for new and aspiring designers gather for collaborative conception of creative ideas in crafts, design and fashion. The atelier also features a gallery.