The Keyeynote Speech and Trend Forum will feature a line-up of prominent creators and experts who thrive in various fields, including architecture, spaces, interiors, and even workstyle design. Ryuko Kida, Brand Director of the Interior & Design media "ELLE DECOR," and Taro Kiguma, Editor-in-Chief of the Japanese edition, have been appointed as moderators.
Together, they will explore a future brimming with creativity that lies beyond the boundaries of SHIFT DESIGN, captured by the forward-thinking sensibilities of our time.


  • Ryuko Kida
    Ryuko Kida
    Brand Director of
  • Taro Kiguma
    Taro Kiguma
    Editor-in-chief of
    'ELLE DECOR Japan'


Xperience Area in East Hall 6
Free Admission: Open to All.

29 May (Wed)13:00-14:00

"Insight into the Future of the Workplace
Through an 'Experimental Perspective"

Satoshi Yoshiizumi
Satoshi Yoshiizumi

TAKT PROJECT, renowned for its advanced creative expression based on research into materials. When founder Satoshi Yoshiizumi's exploratory creativity comes to light in public spaces, it not only promotes worker communication but also enhances motivation. Explore a new perspective on workplaces driven by experimental approaches and their potential, along with discussions on spaces embodying

Born in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan in 1981, serves as the representative of TAKT PROJECT Inc. Following his tenure at Yamaha Corporation's Design Laboratory, Mr. Yoshiizumi co-founded TAKT PROJECT in 2013. In 2023, he directed the 'Material, or' exhibition at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT. <Major awards> 'Emerging Designers of the Year' at the Dezeen Awards 2019 (UK), 'Swarovski Designers of the Future Award' at Design Miami/Basel 2017 (Switzerland), etc, Winner of numerous national and international design awards; three of his works are in the collection of M+, Hong Kong; member of the iF Design Award jury (2023); member of the Good Design Award jury (2018-). Visiting professor at Tohoku University of Art & Design, part-time at Musashino Art University, Department of Basic Design.

photo : TAKUMI OTA


Xperience Area in East Hall 6
Free Admission: Open to All.

Three creators from diverse creative fields, spanning urban planning, architecture, space, and interior design, take the stage. With an eye towards the potential within 'SHIFT DESIGN,' they explore the future of workplaces and workstyles.

30 May (Thu.)*Al Translation 11:00-12:00*Al Translation

"Revolutionising the workplace:
Exploring the latest trends in European office design and the future vision of working styles."

Birgit Gebhardt
Birgit GebhardtTrend Expert
Born in Stuttgart, Germany. An expert in workplace environment trends. Active as a corporate advisor on workplace environments for many companies including Lufthansa. Through research on the "New Work Order," possesses insights into the potential of new leaming styles, Al, augmented reality, and game theory in networked corporate cultures. Also active as a journalist.

31 May (Fri.)11:00-12:00

"Architectural Solutions for Enhancing Worker Happiness"

Hiroshi Nakamura
Hiroshi NakamuraArchitect
Joined Kengo Kuma & Associates the same year in 1999. Founded Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, in 2002. Currently serves as a Guest Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Meiji University, and as a consultant for NAP. Also holds positions as the representative of NAP International and NAP Design Works, contributing extensively from urban planning to furniture design. Has received numerous awards, including the Japan Institute of Architects Award (for works).
photo: KEI Tanaka

31 May (Fri.)12:45-13:45

"Exploring the Future of Interior Design to Enhance Office Potential"

Masamichi Katayama
Masamichi Katayama Interior designer
Representative of Wonderwall®. Internationally acclaimed for the free-thinking approach in realising concepts and the balance of incorporating modern elements into tradition and style. Notable works include NOWHERE (BUSYWORKSHOP® Harajuku), UNIQLO global flagship stores (New York, Paris, Ginza, among others), and Pierre Hermé Paris Aoyama. Also serves as a professor in the Department of Spatial Design at Musashino Art University.

Stage Partner

  • Wordly