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Toward a New Synthesis

We now need to have a new view, facing changes and problems in many kinds of today's social situations, to solve them beyond the conventional norm. Among many professions, design is keenly expected to have the broad capability of innovations and solutions.To date, GK Design Group has been responding to the request of the times by utilizing the widely diversified design capacity. According to more complicated problems caused by ever-developing information technologies and social structures, we are offering a new solution by combining higher professional capability and flexible views through the network of outside and inside of the group.

With thus intention, we are intensifying the proficiency of each design field, built up for the last sixty more years, in product, space and communication design. Besides that attempts, we are developing "Interaction Design" and "Design Engineering" by integrating technologies and design. And also, we are practicing "the Design of Matters" connecting research to a proposal with conceptual consistency. We are then looking forward to having a comprehensive and resilient organization through the competency built by extensive coordination of those fields.

The state of GK Design Group as a general design office, that Kenji Ekuan founded and built, was not an organization for consolidating multiple businesses. Born from the point of views on people and societies leading to the thoughts that "life is the fundamentally synthetic experience." So there was a view approaching general and fundamental situation beyond short-sighted phenomenon.Thus view, as a breakthrough intention by understanding a problem beyond professions, has been shared in the organization to date. Now we look forward to contributing industries, cultures, and societies in the new era employing the design in swift and flexible manner while succeeding the original intention.

Kazuo Tanaka Profile     Founder Kenji Ekuan