GRAPH + kousou Inc


Issei Kitagawa / GRAPH
President of GRAPH. Born in 1965 in Hyogo.In pursuit of “making printed materials which won’t be discarded”, he has proposed “the role of design as management asset” from the perspective of both being manager and designer which has been well received by from small companies in regions to luxury international brands. “Hen na Hotel”, which he named and directed branding in winter of 2016, was registered as “the first hotel in the world where robot works as a staff” by Guinness World Record.

Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Kousou Inc.
Architect and associate professor of Tokyo University. Born in 1979 in Kanagawa. Major architectural design works include “Hen na Hotel” and “Annex of University of Tokyo Library. He has also published “Kukan ni komerareta ishi wo otadoru” (Togensha) and “Konomachi ni ikiru” (Shokokusha). Major awards granted include AIJ Award, Good Design Award, and Rogelio Salmona South American Architecture Award. He is the chair of Japan-Netherlands Architectural Society.


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