Teaching Staff (Creative Manufacturing Design / Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts)

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
Adjunct Lecturer, Tokyo University of Technology
Lecturer (1993-1994); Associate Professor (1994-2002); Professor (2002-2016), Tokyo University of the Arts
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 II
Guided Research I, II (Master’s Program)
Transdisciplinary Arts Research Methods
Transdisciplinary Arts Research: Expression I, II
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: Seiichi Onobori (Japanese page)