Mar. 1, 2021

Information About the Live Stream of the KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2021 Final Judging, Announcement of the Winners, and Judges’ Talk Show.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided that the KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2021 Final Judging and Award Ceremony scheduled on Saturday 13 March would be held with no general audience this year as well.
The event will be live-streamed as has been done last year. So please watch it.

〈 Schedule 〉

Saturday, March 13

14:30-17:10 (Planned)

Part 1: Finalists’ presentations (Final Judging)

18:30-20:00 (Planned)

Part 2: Announcement of the winners and judges’ talk show

〈 Streaming URL 〉


Note: There will not be any English interpretation or subtitles during the live stream, but the judges’ talk show will be released in English at a later date.

〈 Judges’ Talk Show Presenters 〉

Judges’ Talk Show Presenters

Ryosuke Uehara (CEO, Art Director & Creative Director of KIGI Co., Ltd.)
Masashi Kawamura (Chief Creative Officer of Whatever)
Tsuyoshi Tane (Founder of Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects / Architect)
Teruhiro Yanagihara (Designer)
Yoshie Watanabe (Art Director & Designer at KIGI Co., Ltd.)
Hidekuni Kuroda (President and CEO of KOKUYO Co., Ltd.)
Talk show moderator:
Ryuko Kida (Brand Director, ELLE DECOR magazine)

〈 Audience Award 〉

In addition to the official Grand Prix and Merit Awards, there will also be an Audience Award based on online votes from everyone who supports the KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD. On March 13, we will announce the voting page and post information introducing the finalists and their pieces, so please vote while you watch the stream!

Viewing at the venue has been cancelled, but please do join us online to watch and take part!