ABOUT

Kensaku Oshiro is an award-winning Japanese designer based in Milan, Italy.

Born in 1977 on Okinawa Island, Kensaku spent his formative years in Japan before moving to Italy.
He graduated from the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan in 1999 and, after significant work experiences at renowned design studios in Milan and London, he founded his own studio in Milan in 2015.

Kensaku Oshiro’s design approach focuses on understanding the core values of the relevant culture and environment and highlighting them.

He sees each project as a unique challenge to be solved on its own terms, distilling limitless possibilities down to a single ideal solution.

Drawing on his multicultural experience, his work extends across a variety of fields, from product design to architectural projects, from high-quality craftsmanship to industrial-scale production.

MILESTONE
2015
found his own studio, Milan, Italy
2012-15
Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, London, UK
2004-12
Lissoni Associati Milano, Italy
1999
Master’s Degree in Industrial Design, Scuola Politecnica di Milano, Italy
1977
born in Okinawa, Japan
AWARDS
2022
EDIDA – Designer of the Year
nominated by Elle Decor Japan
2022
Wallpaper* Design Award
Best Outdoor Living
2020
ADI Design Index
Design per l’abitare
2018
The Rising Talent Award Italy
nominated by Piero Lissoni
2016
EDIDA – Young Design Talent
nominated by Elle Decor Japan
2012
GandiaBlasco Design Contest
1° prize
2012
Cristalplant Design Contest
1° prize
2012
Youg&Design
Special mentions
2006
EDIDA – Young Design Talent
nominated by Elle Decor France
2006
Design Report Award
1° prize @ Salone Satellite
CLIENTS

Arflex Japan Boffi by Interiors De Padova dk3 Gan Glas Italia Kristalia Ligne Roset Lixil Memo Mosaico+ Muji Poltrona Frau Vaselli Viccarbe Zanotta