Professor, Faculty of Art and Design, Tama Art University Visiting Professor, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University in China President, NAKATA DESIGN LAB

Job Experience:

  • 1990: Completed Graduate School (Master’s Course), Kanazawa College of Art Designer, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (currently Panasonic)

  • 1999: Resident designer in Milan for the launch of company’s design base in Europe

  • 2004: Associate Professor of Product Design, Kyoto Seika University Founder, NAKATA DESIGN

  • 2005: President, NAKATA DESIGN

  • 2010: Associate Professor of Product Design, Tama Art University

  • 2011: Professor of Product Design, Tama Art University

  • 2012: Founder and president, NAKATA DESIGN LAB.

  • 2019: Visiting Professor, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China

Professional Design Activity:

  • 1990-2004: Various product design development when working for Panasonic

  • 2004 - present: Design education in some universities, Product design development and design consultancy for various clients

  • 2005: Lighting device series named “ILLUMENA” designed for an Italian luminaire manufacturer exhibited at Milano Salone and LIGHT & BUILDING SHOW in Frankfurt

  • 2006: Original interior brand “LENMA” established and exhibited at Tokyo Designer’s Week

  • 2017 - present: Activity focusing on collaboration and design strategies between companies

  • 2019: Judge, Design Intelligence Award in China


Many Good Design (G Mark) Awards for the design of flat TVs, home appliances and various equipments when working for Panasonic Design