Teaching Staff (Creative Manufacturing Design)

Title Professor
Vice President
Research Field Social design
Research Student, Master’s Program (Product Design), Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan, Italy
Bachelor’s (Fine Arts [Design]), Tokyo University of the Arts
Selected Professional Experience
Vice President, Akita University of Art
Professor, Akita University of Art
Emeritus Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts
Part-time assistant (1979-1982); Assistant Professor (1982-1985); Adjunct Lecturer (1985-1993); Lecturer (1993-1994); Associate Professor (1994-2002); Professor (2002-2016), Tokyo University of the Arts
Giorgio DeCurso Design Office, Milan, Italy
Recent Activities <Article>

Hanshizen-shugi: Seimei e no gyoshi [Pan-naturalism: Staring life in the face]. Candana (276). Chuo Academic Research Institute


<Speeches / lectures / workshops>

Seimei-kan no toresu [Tracing a view of life] (keynote speech). Japan Society for the Science of Design, Fall Meeting, Fukuoka

Kansei to shiko no katachi-ka [Shaping of sensibility and thought] (lecture and workshop). Southwest Jiaotong University, Shengdu, China

Nihon-bunka to jukankyo no shikisai [Japanese culture and the color of living environments] (lecture), Midterm Meeting of the International Color Association (AIC2015 Tokyo)


Concept development / design, ‘Rich Standard Elevator’. Nippon Elevator Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Courses Taught (Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts)
Transdisciplinary Arts Theory
Applied Transdisciplinary Arts Theory B
Transdisciplinary Arts Seminar
Transdisciplinary Arts Practicum A, B
Guided Research I, II (Master’s Program)
Transdisciplinary Arts Research Methods
Transdisciplinary Arts Research: Expression I
Guided Research I, II, III (Doctoral Program)


Example Works
Device for listening to birds (Third-place prize, 1985 Japan Inter-Design Forum) Color planning, Tokyo Gate Bridge (1995) Color planning, Saitama Stadium 2002 (2000)
Color design, ETC tollgate (Metropolitan Expressway Public Corp. / GK Sekkei; 2000) Model production, Japanese Experiment Module, International Space Station (2006) μG-Movable (Furniture for use in microgravity environments; 2007)

Further details (in Japanese) can be found at the following link: ONOBORI Seiichi (Japanese page)