The Japanese designer, Akiko Kuwahata graduated in 1999 with a degree in Living Space Design from the Nihon University, College of Art in Japan. She studied Furniture and Interior Design at Arkitektskolen in Aarhus and worked as a cabinetmaker at Hinoki Kogei Co. ltd in Japan from 1999 – 2004.
Akiko Kuwahata, who lives and works in Denmark, designs sculptural and functional works which seem to resume the qualities of the two great design nations, Japan and Denmark with their beautiful combination of sensual material, exquisite craftsmanship and elegant aerodynamic forms.
2015 : THE SALON ART + DESIGN, Stand Galerie Maria Wettergren / PAD Paris, Stand Galerie Maria Wettergren / Salon Maison et Objet, Human Made by Elisabeth Leriche
2014 : PAD London, Stand Galerie Maria Wettergren / PAD Paris, Stand Galerie Maria Wettergren
2013 : Designmuseum Denmark, Christmas collection 2013-with Lana nocolejsen / Crafts Collection 17 / Invited to craftsmarket OVNHUS “Knock on Wood”/ Winner of Odense international short film Craft trophy conpetition OFF14
2012 : Crafts Collection 16
2011 : Crafts Collection 15 / Exhibition in England Women Work in Wood-WOWOWO
2010 : The Danish Cabinetmakers Association : Exhibition ” My precious”
2009 : Start design og produktion ”AKIKO” / Trainee at Cecilie Manz
2008 : Trainee at Jeremy Walton
2007 : Copenhagen Furniture Fair
2005 : Trainee at RKDO ( Raunkjær Kærgård Design Office ) / Copenhagen Furniture Fair AYA+AKIKO
2004 : Studied Furniture and interior design at Arkitektskolen in Århus / Exhibition The Scandinavian Furniture Fair
1999 – 2004 : Worked as a cabinetmaker at Hinoki Kogei co.ltd i Japan
1999 : Graduated with a degree in Living Space Design from Nihon University, College of Art in Japan