The 'ORGATEC TOKYO Awards' Celebrating Unique Presentation and Creative Innovations.

The 'ORGATEC TOKYO Awards' recognise products and booths that embody 'SHIFT DESIGN' through unique concepts, high design quality, and outstanding technology. The selection committee members comprises creators who are at the heart of current design trends, including Ryuko Kida, Brand Director of the interior & design media 'ELLE DECOR', architects Astrid Klein and Koichi Suzuno, and the contemporary design studio 'we+’. The venue, lined with booths and products competing for awards, offers an impressive display of creativity.
Experience the "Designing for the Future of Work" as interpreted by each brand and manufacturer.

Selection Committee Members

  • Koichi Suzuno
    Koichi Suzuno
    TORAFU ARCHITECTS Inc. / Architect
    Founded in 2004 by Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro, TORAFU ARCHITECTS employs a working approach based on architectural thinking. Works by the duo include a diverse range of products, from architectural design to interior design, exhibition space design, product design, spatial installations and film making. Amongst some of their mains works are 'HOUSE IN KOHOKU', 'airvase', "BigT", and "TOKYOBIKE TOKYO".
  • Astrid Klein
    Astrid Klein
    Klein Dytham architecture / Architect
    Representative of Klein Dytham Architecture, with numerous domestic and international awards in architecture and interior design.
    Co-founder of 'Pecha Kucha', a presentation format that has spread to over 1,300 cities worldwide.
  • we+(Hokuto Ando, Toshiya Hayashi)we+(Hokuto Ando, Toshiya Hayashi)
    we+(Hokuto Ando, Toshiya Hayashi)
    Contemporary design studio
    Founded in 2013 by Toshiya Hayashi and Hokuto Ando, we+ is a contemporary design studio that transforms new perspectives and values through a research and experimentation-based methodology. The studio has presented autonomous projects such as "Nature Study," exploring the integration of natural and artificial elements, and "Urban Origin," which views urban scrap wood as indigenous materials, both nationally and internationally. Leveraging the insights from these initiatives, we+ handles a diverse portfolio including R&D, commissioned installations, branding, product development, spatial design, and art direction for various organisations and businesses. The studio has been honoured with multiple awards, such as the Dezeen Awards / Emerging Design Studio of the Year (Public Vote), Wallpaper* Design Awards, EDIDA / Young Designer of the Year Nominee, KUKAN DESIGN AWARD Gold Prize, and the DSA Design Award Gold Prize. Their creations are part of the collection at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany.
  • Makoto Takagi
    Makoto Takagi
    Managing Director, Koelnmesse Japan
    Following his graduation from Keio University, he pursued further studies at the University of Westminster in the UK and served at the Australian Chamber of Commerce. Upon his return to Japan, he joined Koelnmesse, where he ascended through roles as Senior Manager and General Manager. He has been in his current role since 2020.
  • Ryuko Kida
    Ryuko Kida
    Brand Director of 'ELLE DECOR' (Hearst Digital Japan)
    As an editor and journalist, she has long been involved in the fields of interior, design, and lifestyle. Formerly the deputy editor of "FIGARO japon" and editor-in-chief of "Pen" (both under CCC Media House, formerly known as Hankyu Communications), she assumed the position of editor-in-chief for the Japanese edition of " ELLE DECOR " (Hearst Fujingaho) in December 2005. Since July 2014, she has held the position of Brand Director, a role she continues to occupy to the present day.