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mica nakajima

Design*Magica   Representative/Designer and Director 

Designs which bring craftsmanship inherited
from every region of Japan to the forefront of a modern lifestyle


Born in Kyoto.

Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, Department of Product Design.

Joined Sharp Corporation.Worked mainly on home electric appliances, such as Healsio and Plasmacluster Ion.

2011 Departed Sharp Corporation.
Returned to Kyoto.

2012 Founded Design*Magica.

2019 Good Design Award judge.

Awards received・Exhibitions 

2000 Good Design Award (Sharp)

2001 Good Design Award (Sharp)

2004 Good Design Award (Sharp)

2005 World Best Design Exchange 2005(Sharp )

2005-2006 Exhibition of Northern Creative Chairs You May Want To Sit On (Design Competition) - Prizewinner

2009 The Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Award for Kyoto Design Award (Takaoka-ya)

2009 Kawasaki Industrial Design Competition 2009 - Prizewinner

2009 Company Award for Eco Products Design Competition 2009

2011 Best Practical Use Award for Interior Lifestyle China 2011 (Takaoka-ya)

2011 Kyoto Governor Award for Kyo_mono Cultural Inovation Project Design Competition

2016 Ise_Shima Summit MD Exhibit Selection (Traditional Crafts, Unit D4)

2017 Nook Asia Best Decor​ (Takaoka-ya)

2017 Omotenashi Selection (GOLDREAM)

2017 Good Design Award (RT.WORKS)

2017 Design*Magica Exhibition at Takashimaya Kyoto Store

*Awards are conferred to manufacturers (noted in parentheses). Design competition awards are awarded to the artist, Mica Nakajima.

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