Giving shape to movements
Beautiful shapes created in form of people whose aim is to live with beauty.
Making the ordinary actions of users beautiful through the design of shapes.
This is the spirit of the Sugatakatachi brand name.

Company name:Sugatakatachi


Office   1365-1 Iwazo, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 321-0973, Japan 
Tel& Fax  +81-28-662-6934
URL   http://www.sugatakatachi.com
Factory Sampaikawagishi, Oyama, Tochigi 323-0015, Japan


Establishment : 20 February 2012


Officer : Representative Director, Makiko Takahashi


History: 
We are Makiko Takahashi, a creator of fabric products, and Yasufumi Takahashi, a modern artist. We have both studied and work in Europe and in the United-States. When wereturned home from New-York in 2005, we rediscovered the manners and movements of the Japanese, exemplified by gardens, the tea ceremony, and calligraphy. With desogns that 'give shape to movements', we set out to create objects that are unique, of good quality, and which can be part of your life for many, many years. We'd like to contribute to the creation of beautiful living spaces with the concept of 'shapes created in form of people whose aim is to live with beauty'.


Exhibition・Winnings・Collection
2008 Tochigi Design Tray in Grand Prix, Lighting Tochigi Design Association Award - Tochigi Prefecture Industrial Promotion Division.
2010 Tochigi Prefecture Excellent Design Product : door handles and handrails have been chosen.
2011 Takaoka Craft competition : door handles, handrails and coat hangers won.
2012 Trade show Tokyo International Gift Show - Tokyo Big Sight.
2012 Genki Market Exhibition center - Tokyo International Forum.
2013 Trade show Maison&Objet - Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition center.
2013 Production of door handles and handrails for the japanese cruise train 'Seven Stars in Kyushu' (Eiji Mitooka design).
2013 Exhibition IFFT / Interior Lifestyle Living.
2014 Trade show Maison&Objet - Hall8now! - Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition center.
2014 Department store Galleries Lafayette (museum window) - Paris.
2015 International fair Ambiente - Frankfurt (Selected Ambiente trend 2014).
2015 Exposition Japan Home&Building - Tokyo Big Sight.
2015 Trade show Maison&Objet Hall 8now! - Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition center
2015 International fair Ambiente - Frankfurt (Selected Ambiente trend 2015).
2016-2018 Trade show Maison&Objet Hall8now!, Hall 7 "Projet" - Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition center
Permanent collection : Canada National Quebec Museum, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art.


Main installation :
Cruis train 'Seven Stars in Kyushu'
Sweet train Aru Ressha JR Kyushu
Sumitomo Forestry
Special nursing house 'Arata'
Sentou(Paris - Specialty shop)
Bellerose (Belgium - Boutique)
Le Mourra(French Rhône-Alpes - 5-stars Hotel)


Yasufumi Takahashi
Sculptor / Sugatakatachi  Art Director
M.F.A. in Graduate School of THE University of Tsukuba
Ecole Nationale superieure des Beaux-Art de Paris
Japanese Goverment Overseas Study Programme for Artists
/ New York
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
 

After he learned sculpture in Japanese university and in Ecole Nationale superieure des Beaux-Art de Paris, he began work published in Belgium. Since his art work selected permanent collection to the National Quebec Museum of Canada, he held a solo exhibition at North American's gallery, Utsunomiya Museum of Art (2004), such as Shibukawa City Museum (2008). His masterpiece "matrix of space" "Layer work" was highly acclaimed.
When he returned home from New York in 2005, he rediscovered the refined movement and manner of the Japanese, as exemplified by gardens, the tea ceremony, and calligraphy. With designs that "give shape to movements". He set out to create objects that are unique, of high quality, and which can be part of your life for many, many years. So he established 'Sugatakatachi' with his wife, Makiko.
Since then, he starting working as a product designer. Tokyo International Gift Show (2012), Maison & Objet (Paris 2013-2018) Hall 7 "Now", Hall 8 "Projet", IFFT Interior Lifestyle Living (Tokyo 2013), exhibited at Ambiente (Frankfurt 2014, 15). Work collection is chosen to Ambiente trend.
His door handles have been recognized for their high quality, as exemplified by the fact that they are used in all the rooms of JR kyushu's "Seven Stars in Kyushu" sleeper train, the world's first-class "cruise train."

SUGATA KATACHI is a japanese company specialised in interior decoration.
Makiko TAKAHASHI founded it, and is the creator of the fabric products.
Sugatakatachi's concept means 'A unique living silhouette, a shape which is born'.
With our unique handcrafted creations, we want beautiful things to be part of ordinary things, through a clear-cut original and sophisticated design.
Yasufumi TAKAHASHI, the deisgner, has been a sculptor for 30 years after he left the Paris Arts Superior National School.
Through the design of our products, we set out to propose typical Japanese ergonomics and refinement.
 

 
Sugatakatachi  Pepresentative Director  
Makiko Takahashi
In the kitchen at home
Photo : Studio1030

Sugatakatachi  Concept
 
Giving Shape to Movements
Beautiful shapes created in forms of people whose aim is to live with beauty.Making the ordinary actions of users beautiful through the design of shapes.
This is the spirit of the SUGATA KATACHI brand name.
We are Makiko Takahashi, a creator of fabric products, and Yasufumi Takahashi, a modern artist. We have both worked and studied in Europe and the United States. When we returned home from New York in 2005, we rediscovered the refined movement and manner of the Japanese, as exemplified by gardens, the tea ceremony, and calligraphy. With designs that "give shape to movements", we set out to create objects that are unique, of good quality, and which can be part of your life for many, many years. We'd like to contribute to the creation of beautiful living spaces with the concept of
"Shapes Created in Forms of People Whose Aim is to Live with Beauty."