september, 2015

11sepAll DayKenji EkuanBirthday


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Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Date of death: 08.02.2015
Place of death: Tokyo Japan

Kenji Ekuan, born in 1929, graduated in 1955 from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. In 1957, he founded GK Industrial Design Associates, which later became the GK Design Group, the chairmanship of which he holds today. In 1973, he was Executive Chairman of the organizing committee for the ICSID ’73 Kyoto Congress. In 1976, he was appointed President of ICSID and in 1989 was General Producer of the World Design Expo ’89 Nagoya. Since 1998, he has been chairman of the humanitarian organisation “Design for the World” and also holds important positions in designoriented associations such as the ICSID, the Japan Design Foundation and the Japan Finland Design Association. Kenji Ekuan has received numerous awards including the 1979 ICSID Colin King Grand Prix, the 1995 Sir Misha Black Medal (England) and the Order of the Rising Sun (Japan) in 2000. He received the insignia of Commander in the Order of the Lion of Finland in 2004.


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