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Hirakawa Design Studio Co., Ltd.

Design is a business strategy and the closest communication tool to the user. Since our establishment in 2001, our goal has been to create the best design for the product, the business, and the company, and to enhance the brand value. We believe that creating the best design for the project and the client will lead to a better future for the brand image and the business. Above all, we aim to develop designs that will enrich the daily lives of users.

Today, as the field of design has expanded, design is required to have value beyond the meaning of "Form and CMF". One of our strengths is our ability to propose designs for "Things" related to business creation, such as business planning, story creation, sales planning, and marketing, in tandem with designs for "Products".

Our design team consists of three people: two product designers who have long experience as in-house designers for major consumer electronics manufacturers, and one person in charge who has a wealth of experience in mold design and is highly experienced in creating beautiful curved surfaces.

Based on our extensive experience in product design, our strength lies not only in design proposals, but also in detailed and reliable negotiations with design teams for the realization of optimal products. We can also propose business plans not only for a single product but also for a group of products, as well as mid-term plans that take into account collaboration with R&D. We are also highly regarded for our ability to quickly provide final design surfaces and design data (solid data) to ensure that design proposals are implemented into products.

Maki Hirakawa

After working as a designer for Panasonic, she established Hirakawa Design Studio in 2001. Since then, she has been involved in the design development of many companies such as digital home appliances, medical equipment, toys, and lighting equipment.
In addition to product exterior design, she is engaged in comprehensive product development design such as business planning, product planning, design support, design supervision, and brand development.
With a core specialization in product design, she is expanding heractivities with the aim of "creating new value through design" for companies and society.

Graduated from Kanazawa College of Art

Matsushita Electric Works Co., Ltd. (currently Panasonic Corporation)
2015-2021 Director, Japan Industrial Design Association (JIDA)

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599-1, Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 247-0062

tel: 0467-39-6992

Ebisu Garden Place Tower
4-20-3, Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-6018


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