Winner: Emerging designer of the year 2019. Takt Project is a Tokyo-based design studio led by Satoshi Yoshiizumi.
Established in 2013, the Japanese studio's work has been shown in museums as well as design events including Milan Design Week, Design Miami, Museum of Decorative Arts Paris and the M+ museum in Hong Kong.
The studio seeks to to create borderless design from architecture to graphic and aims to incorporate social issues into its work. It believes that design should be a solution for innovation breakthrough. Its work aims to improve everyday life and questions what design can do for society.
Judges comments: "The work is both aesthetically and conceptually driven. Takt Project turns the counter intuitive upside down and make it feel intuitive. It deconstructs typologies and makes us rethink them in ways that almost seem magical whilst remaining legible and honest. The studio is producing work that excites us. It is inspiring and makes us feel curious about what design can do."