Comprehensiveness for People
Under the thoughts that people’s life is essentially many kinds of consolidated activities therefore consolidated approach is required for design; GK will seek for the real nature of any subject, and contribute to build better life and societies.
Organized Creative Power
Our members recognize the individuality and capability each other and always try to improve them. Also proposing a creative solution by flexibly organizing a team with coordinated way of views and ideas.
Philosophy of Dougu
GK will structure the better relations between people and so-called Dougu. Therefore, GK will set a design object as a thing should connote its best way to be used. Namely, we define Dougu as the embodiment and entrusted existence of human mind. “Dou” means the way and “Gu” means the preparedness. So that through the thoughts of “Dougu”, we as well will seek the right way to that direction people should take.
System of Revolving Three Propeller Blades “Movement, Business, and Research”.
“Movement” : Advocating the role of design to the public at large.
“Business” : Implementing the concept of the movement in design work.
“Research” : Objectifying one’s work quality.
GK Design Group has its mottos of practice, since the establishment, called as “Movement, Business, and Research”. We take the state that the three practice working in proper coordination for the beautifully revolving propellers, and call it as the “Creative System of Revolving Three Propellers”. When all members’ practice as being reminded the meaning of the mottos and keep it revolving, the practice makes the further striving force of GK Design Group.
“Value Creating Industry” to Bear a New Values.
“Social Value” : Rresolving social issues.
“Cultural Value” : Creating living scenes, experiences and moving sensations.
“Economic Value” : Contributing to business.
Today, design’s role is not only materializing the function. We have been asked if we could create “new values” that could open new future. In the midst of diverse and complicated design activities these days, it is our mission to create “new values”.
In the change of times we will continue our activities further as a value-creating Industry to bear new values; in the aspects of Social Values, Cultural Values, Economic Values.
GK Design Group established and started the practice centered on industrial design in the year of 1952. Since then the practice has been covering the wider domains such as “Product Design”, “Mobility Design”, “Environment Design”, “Communication Design” to date. In addition to the domains, derived from the effort to develop professional capabilities of “Design Engineering” and “Design Strategies”, the Group is a creative entity specializing consistent design service both soft and hard ranging from “Research”, “Planning”, “Development” and “Providing Information”.
Today, GK Design Group consists of twelve companies, eight in Japan and four abroad. Each company of the Group is an independent business organization and having a kind of consortium group system up to the nature of a project while keeping each company’s specialty.
GK Design Group, Inc. plays a vital role in consolidating the group firms in the management and the fundamental aspects of the business in common. At the same time, driving and maintaining Group’s cooperation and organized creativity by assisting the administration of the each.
- Corporate Name
- GK Design Group Inc.
- San Ai Bldg, 3-30-14 Takada, Toshima-ku,
Tokyo 171-0033, Japan
- August 12, 1957
- Paid-in Capital
- 50 million yen
- Board of Directors
- Kazuo Tanaka, President / CEO
Isao Tezuka, Executive Managing Director
Nobuyuki Enomoto, Director
Yoshiharu Sugawara, Director
Shigenori Asakura, Director
Naohiko Oishi, Auditor
As of June 24, 2019
- Bank References
- MUFG Bank, Ltd. (Takatanobaba Branch)
Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (Takatanobaba Branch)
Risona Bank, Ltd. (Ikebukuro Branch)
- GK Design Group
- GK Industrial Design Inc.
GK Sekkei Inc.
GK Graphics Inc.
GK Dynamics Inc.
GK Tech Inc.
GK Kyoto Inc.
GK Design Soken Hiroshima Inc.
GK Design International, Inc. (Los Angeles / Atlanta)
GK Design Europe bv (Amsterdam)
Qingdao HaiGao Design Mfg. Co., Ltd. (QHG)
GK Design Shanghai Inc.
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