Japan (1912-1971)

Isamu Kenmochi graduated from the Tokyo College of Industrial Arts in 1932. Like his siblings, he became an influent member of the Industrial Arts Institute (IAI). Famously recognized for his will to mix traditional materials and new technology, Isamu Kenmochi was entrusted to manage several important sites like the Japanese Pavilion at the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958, where he cooperates with the architect Kunio Maekawa, earning a gold medal. Isamu Kenmochi left a legacy in Japanese design and in occidental design history, within his organic lines embracing the body and his devotion to developed « Japanese modern furniture ».