MASUO FUJIMURA

Professional in Furniture Design.

About MASUO FUJIMURA

Fujimura Desiign Studio creates the best harmony with our lives while delivering innovation to society.

  • 2-Time Winner of Furniture Design Award.
  • Specialized in Furniture Design.
  • 2 Featured Original Designs.
  • Highly Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Furniture
Xray Chair

Xray Chair

Furniture Design

Turf rug lounger Lounge chair

Turf rug lounger Lounge chair

Furniture Design


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Interview with MASUO FUJIMURA

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
When I was 17 years old, I saw mid-century modern design in a magazine, and it made me decide to be a designer in the future.After I started to work, I learned design technique from the products and onsites.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
Fujimura Design Studio creates a wide range of designs from products to interiors.
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
I love Katsura-rikyu(Katsura Imperial Villa) in Kyoto, Japan because it includes various kind of tradition Japanese culture.
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
My favorite medium is the use of paint. I like to choose the best application from various methods for my works.
When do you feel the most creative?
I am the most creative in the morning. After resting I feel fresh.
What makes a design successful?
A great variety of experiences help a lot in developing a successful design.
When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
I can judge the overall design by looking at the design concepts.
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
I believe the responsibility of a designer is to make society and the environment better, more convenient and more comfortable.
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
Design should be more human/eco-friendly in the future and improve our living environment.
When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
My last exhibition was during Tokyo Designer’s Week in 2013, and the next one is in Milano Salone in 2014.
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
My source of inspiration comes from our daily lives.I try to be critical and think “Why” always. It is very important to find inconvenient and uncomfortable things in our lives so that I can come up with ideas about how to improve them.
How do you work with companies?
I highly respect personal relationships. Business is done between people.
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
It is very important that companies and designers understand each other.It is ideal to be introduced as a good designer by someone with good taste and you should know them very well
What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
My favorite designs at home are my chairs, my tables, my sofas, my kitchens and my rest room.
Can you describe a day in your life?
I design in the morning because I can come up with fresh ideas in the morning. I do paper works on my computer in the afternoon.
From your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer?
One positive aspect of being a designer is to have the fun of creation and negative aspect is to be critical always.
What skills are most important for a designer?
The most important skill for a designer is to realize the image and idea.
What was your most important job experience?
My most important job experience is to design my home. I could experience a lot of different things from client's side which I can't experience as a designer.
Who are some of your clients?
Some of my clients are the Wedgwood, the Le Creuset and the PARCO.
What type of design work do you enjoy the most and why?
I enjoy products designing. They have clear functions which I can focus on and I can improve myself through designing them.

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