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Kazuhide Takahama

Japan (1930–2010)

Kazuhide Taka­hama was born in Kyushu, Japan in 1930 and after complet­ing his studies in Archi­tec­ture in Tokyo, started working in Kazuo Fuioka’s studio. In 1957, he came to Italy to visit the Trien­nale in Milan where he met Dino Gavina with whom he was to work for many years. By 1963 he moved to Bologna and came into contact with the most active Italian design­ers of the time. He devel­oped his own well-defined styl­is­tic lexis in a climate of profuse cultural exchanges.

His furni­ture and light­ing designs often feature clean lines and formal restraint. In his works, signs from the orien­tal culture in which he was trained overlap with features of the Western culture in which he was immersed. He has produced designs for Cassina, Knoll, Gavina, and B&B Italia.

Designs by Kazuhide Takahama (5)