Return

Our Approach to
Cultivating the Future.

TAKT PROJECT is what we call a DESIGN THINK + DO TANK that creates and actualizes new concepts through design. Our intention is to create design as a new intellect that envisions a hypothesis that cannot be reached by logical thinking alone, but rather by taking a bird’s-eye view of the world, by lending an ear to our own voice, and by feeling and creating with our hands. With a unique design theory born from our Self-Driven Research projects, we collaborate daily with a wide range of clients—from startups to global brand, from educational and research institutions to governments—on various projects cultivating the future.

Approach

  • Approach

    TAKT PROJECT is what we call a DESIGN THINK + DO TANK, striving to create design as a new intellect. In addition to client projects (Collaborative Projects), we are also working on projects of our own initiative (Self-Driven Research), in which we study concepts of the next generation and propose new possibilities. Finding from the self-driven research greatly informs our client projects, allowing us to comprehend and update the hypothesis and reality in one organized cycle.
  • Self-Driven Research

    TAKT PROJECT is working on Self-Driven Research. Unlike our client projects, the self-driven research’s theme, process, and presentation to society are entirely our responsibility. Through the design as a new intellect, we practice abductive reasoning (Abduction), which cannot result from purely logical means like deductive and inductive reasoning. Hypotheses are given shape and presented in exhibitions and the like. The variety of feedback received is essential for feeding our research, and it circulates through all of our activities and promotes uniqueness.
  • Collaborate

    At TAKT PROJECT, our client projects are called Collaborative Projects. In Collaborative Projects, not only answers are hard to obtain, but the problems themselves are usually unclear as well. Put another way, these projects are similar to our Self-Driven Research, and we believe the existence of this research and its finding makes it possible to collaborate with our clients while working toward application in society. Also, in an age where the framework is being updated one after another, it is risky to be bound by conventional design categories, and therefore we are approaching the project by integrating various expression methods from graphical to architectural.
  • Evoke

    Neither Collaborative Projects nor our Self-Driven Research Projects are pursuing “optimum” deliverables. This is because, in our current age, where frameworks are updated one after another, an issue does not involve new concepts if the correct solution to the problem can be judged immediately. Can the proposed idea create vast ripples around the proposal? Put another way, we place immense value in how much we can inspire (Evoke) society. TAKT PROJECT values our role not only as a supporter of businesses to communicate their intents through design, but also our role in inspiring society.
  • Cultivate

    The origin of the word culture lies in cultivate. We believe new concepts inspire and thus cultivate the hearts of the people, and new concepts at last become culture by cultivating social frameworks. Logical thinking alone cannot cultivate the spirit. We believe that by addressing the uncertainties of humanity equally, we cultivate the soil for new concepts and grow a culture. All of TAKT PROJECT’s activities are intent on creating this new culture, and we daily engage in various projects to cultivate the soil of society.

1/4

Next

Exhibition

2019
glow⇄grow : pottery / DesignMiami/ Curio / Miami
2019
Future and the Arts / Mori Art Museum / Tokyo
2019
glow⇄grow : globe / AnyTokyo / Tokyo
2019
Insects: Models for Design / 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT / Tokyo
2019
Autogenesis Design / Design Gallery 1953 / Tokyo
2019
Solo Exhibition "glow⇄grow" / Milan Ventura Centrale / Milan
2018
THE FLOW OF TIME / DesignMiami/ / Miami
2018
Japon-Japonismes. Objets inspirés, 1867-2018 / Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris / Paris
2018
THE FLOW OF TIME / DESIGNART / Tokyo
2018
THE FLOW OF TIME / Triennale Design Museum / Milan
2017
Solo Exhibition "SUBJECT⇄OBJECT" / AXIS Gallery / Tokyo
2017
Art and Design, dialogue with materials / Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design / Toyama
2017
Swarovski Designers of the Future Award / Design Miami/ Basel / Basel
2017
deposition / Milan Ventura Lambrate / Milan
2017
Visible Motion / Triennale Design Museum / Milan
2016
SHIFTING OBJECTIVES / M+ / Hong Kong
2016
COMPOSITION / Milan Ventura Lambrate / Milan
2015
Dye It Yourself / AnyTokyo / Tokyo
2015
10/10 by François Bernard and Moda / Paris Design Week / Paris
2015
Japanese Design Revisited by LEXUS / Helsinki Design Week / Helsinki
2015
Asia Young Talents / CREATIVE EXPO TAIWAN 2015 / Taipei
2015
Dye It Yourself / Milan Ventura Lambrate / Milan
2014
Trends / MAISON&OBJET / Paris
2014
3-PRING PRODUCT / AnyTokyo / Tokyo
and more...

Award

2020
FRAME AWARDS(Nederland) / Innovation Award nominees
2019
Dezeen Awards(UK) / Emerging Designers of the year 2019
2019
Kukan Design Award(Japan) / GOLD PRIZE
2018
DSA Design Award(Japan) / GOLD PRIZE
2018
Design Intelligence Award(China) / DIA INNOVATION Award
2017
DesignMiami/ Swarovski Designers of the Future Award(Switzerland)
2017
DSA Design Award(Japan) / GOLD PRIZE
2017
German Design Award(Germany) / Winner
2017
iF Design Award(Germany) / Professional Concept
2017
Kuwasawa Award(Japan)
2016
Red Dot Design Award(Germany) / Design Concept
2015
Good Design Award(Japan)
2013
Good Design Award(Japan)
and more...

Client

Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. / Cookpad Inc. / Daiwa Lease Co., Ltd. / FiNC Technologies Inc. / FUJITSU LIMITED / Hamamatsu City /  Hokkaido University / Japan Institute of Design Promotion / MELTIN MMI / Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. / Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. / Mori Art Museum / Mori Building Co., Ltd. / Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. / Nikken Sekkei Ltd / Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. / Seiko Watch Corporation / Sendenkaigi Co., Ltd. / SoftBank Corp. / Sony Corporation / SWAROVSKI GROUP / TOKYO University / TOKYU AGENCY INC. / TOSHIBA CORPORATION / Toyama Prefecture / TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION / Yamaha Corporation / UNIQLO CO., LTD. / WHILL Inc. / 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
and more...
COMPANY
TAKT PROJECT Inc.
FOUNDED
2013
ADDRESS
4F, Kondou Bldg.1-33-15 Hakusan Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 113-0001
TEL/FAX
03-6801-5463/03-6801-5464
MAIL
info@taktproject.com