The world is about to undergo a drastic change.
Will it be economics, science, information,
or the power of creativity
that will topple the old framework?
Creating a new norm and determining
the shape of the future
in a place far away
from human senses is too restrictive.
Design can defy, design can criticize,
design can show diversity,
and even destroy knowledge and ideals.
Let’s rebuild the relationship between objects
and design
by focusing once again
on the truth that no one has ever doubted.
When society, ideas, people and lifestyles are
in turmoil,
there are no absolutes.
The grand design lies beyond “UNLEARNING”.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

NEWS

WHAT IS THE KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD?

The KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD is an international product design competition that’s all
about imagining and creating the future together.
It gathers proposals from all around the world,
and turns outstanding entries into commercial products.

We received a total of 1,401 entries from 58 countries all around the world last year,
and have made 20 past award winners into commercial products to date.
Through the design of things that are familiar to everyone,
the competition aims to give form to the possibilities of design and the power of products.
Be sure to submit your design for the KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2022.

THEME

UNLEARNING

JUDGES

Masashi Kawamura

Masashi Kawamura

Chief Creative Officer of Whatever Inc.

Tsuyoshi Tane

Tsuyoshi Tane

Founder of Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects / Architect

Teruhiro Yanagihara

Teruhiro Yanagihara

Designer

Satoshi Yoshiizumi

Satoshi Yoshiizumi

Principal of TAKT PROJECT Inc. / Designer

Ryosuke Uehara

Hidekuni Kuroda

KOKUYO Co., Ltd. President and CEO

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Register your entrant information, design information, and submit your design data using the ENTRY pages on this website.

PRIZES

PAST WINNERS

PAST WINNERS

INTERVIEWSWITH PAST WINNERS

INTERVIEWS WITH PAST WINNERS

FROM CONTESTTO MARKET

FROM CONTEST TO MARKET