Design: conceptual craftsmanship.
Born in Aichi, Japan in 1977, Sakura Adachi obtained BA in Industrial & Craft Design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, specialising in wood work, and MA in Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London.
Since 2004, she has been living and working in Milan and has collaborated with some well-known design studios such as Atelier Bellini and Studio & Partners. She has designed for Italian and international manufacturers such as Alessi, Campeggi, Fermob, Riva 1920, Tura, Taschen, Estel, Martex, Biketjänst, etc. Her work Cave bookcase was exhibited in a fair in Copenhagen had a number of publications including The Financial Times and The New York Times.
Sakura’s work is characterised by a combination of conceptual and craftsmanship approach. Her products have been selected for Archiproducts BEST OF 2015 and ADI Design Index in 2016. She has won many awards including Red Dot Design Award for her fruit bowl ECLIPSE. She was a teaching staff at Istituto Europeo di Design Milan in 2012. Since 2014, she is a lecturer on Industrial Design course at ISIA Roma in Pordenone, Italy.
For Extroverso, Sakura Adachi created Happy & Grumpy, Pattern and Tsukimi collection.