PROFILE

Yuya Kurata

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WORK EXPERIENCE

2011. 07 - Present

The Division (London, UK)

20010. 10 - Present

Freelance Designer (London, UK)

2009. 08

nendo inc, Internship (Tokyo, Japan)

2004-2007

Koizumi Lighting Technology Corporation, Design Section( Osaka, Japan )

2003. 04

SHARP Corporation, Internship ( Nara, Japan )

2003. 01

SHIMANO Inc, Internship ( Osaka, Japan )



EDUCATION

2008-2010

MA Design Products, Royal College of Art (London, UK)

2000-2004

Bachelor of  Craft and Industrial Design, Okayama Prefectural University (Okayama, Japan)             



EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS

2011. 04

RCA INTENT, Milano Salone (Milan, Italy) 

2011. 10

imm cologne, D3 Talents (Germany)   

2011. 01

D3 Design Contest / Shortlisted (Germany)   

2010. 10

Pavilion of Art & Design, Berkeley Square (London, UK)    

2010. 10

Valencia Faniture Fair, LAST6_IN A BOX, Feria Valencia (Spain)

2010. 09

London Design Festival, HomeWorks, at Mint Gallery (UK)

2010. 07

Conran Foundation Award / Nominated (London, UK)

2010. 03

iF concept award / Winner (Germany)

2009. 12

Super Christmas Market, at Somerset House (London, UK)

2009. 09

London Design Festival 2009, Future Reflections, at Gallery FUMI (UK)

2009. 07

KOIZUMI International Lighting Design Competition for Students / Honorable mention (Japan)

2009. 04

Zona Tortona, at LAGO Appartamento in Milan (Italy)

2002. 10

Tokyo Designers Block 2002, at EX'REALM in Tokyo (Japan)

2002. 09

OPUS Design Award 2002 / Shortlisted (Japan)

2002. 08

TOYAMA Product Competition 2002 / Shortlisted (Japan)