Yasuhiro Suzuki

Yasuhiro Suzuki



Born in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture in 1979. Graduated from the Department of Design, Tokyo Zokei University in 2001. He continues to question how we see things and how we perceive the world through works that give a fresh perspective to familiar everyday events. He is also engaged in commissioned work in public spaces and collaborations with university research institutions and corporations. His representative works include “Blinking Leaves” (2003), “Fastener Ship” (2004), and “Air People” (2007). He had solo exhibitions at Art Tower Mito in 2014 and at the Hakone Open-Air Museum in 2017. Exhibited at the 4th Moscow Biennale. Represented Japan at the 1st London Design Biennale 2016. Associate Professor, Department of Spatial Design, Musashino Art University, and Visiting Researcher, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo. Received the 2014 Mainichi Design Award. His collections include “Blink and Flap” and “Neighborhood Earth” (Seigensha).

Thoughts on Design

(coming soon)

Representative work

  • 2001 | Perspective of Playground Equipment

  • 2002 | Present / Past

  • 2002 | Pencil Drawing the Horizon

  • 2004 | Cabbage shaped container TAKEO PAPER SHOW 2004 “HAPTIC”

  • 2011 | Azimuthal compass of the Japanese archipelago

  • 2003 | Apple Kendama

  • 2010 | Ship of Zipper Setouchi International Art Festival 2010

  • 2003 | Blinking Leaves

  • 2004 | A Spoon to Measure Time

  • 2014 | Observatory at My Feet

  • 2014 | Cup with front and back

  • 2013 | Chopsticks in the shape of a foot

  • 2014 | Man of the Big Air 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

  • 2014 | People of the vessel

  • 2016 | The 1st London Design Biennale 2016

Interview (Japanese)

From the exhibition “Secret Source of Inspiration: Designers’ Hidden Sketches and Mockups