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Masako Ban: director/accessory, bag designer
Born in Tokyo. After working for an architecture firm, had been active
as a graphic designer until 2003. In 2001, began designing accessories
fascinated with industrial materials through self-education in London.
Established "acrylic" in Tokyo, 2003.
In 2005, her first collection is selected for the MoMA Design Store, New
York, and in November of the same year opened "acrylic shop" in Tokyo.

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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
CNN The Japan Times
AERA Wallpaper*

"Katachi" flow, London, U.K. (2006)
"Japanese Art Jewelry Today"
        The National Museum of modern Art, Tokyo(2006)
"Katachi" Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, Germany (2007)
"Taizo Kuroda & Masako Ban" T's gallery,Japan (2007)
"Die leise Form aus Japan" Bauhaus-Archiv Museum , Berlin, Germany (2010)
"NO MAN'S LAND" French Embassy in Japan (2009-2010)
"Re Discovering Lacquer" Korean Embassy/Cultural Center,Tokyo (2011)
"Re Discovering Lacquer" Portland Japanese Garden, U.S.A (2014)
“Embrace” The Scottish Gallery, Edinburagh, U.K. (2014)

Show Wallpaper* show in Milano Salone (2006)
New York International Gift Fair "Accent on Design", U.S.A (2008,2009,2013)
designboom mart, Melbourne (2009)
Maison&Objet, Paris(2010,2011,2015,2016,2017,2018)
LOOT, Museum of Art and Design, New York (2010)
TOKYO International Gift Show "Active Design"
interiorlifestyle, Tokyo(2018)

exhibition Gallery WA2, Tokyo(2005,2006,2007)
Gallery Nishikawa, Kyoto (2007,2008,2012,2015)
Matsuya Ginza 7F gallery, Tokyo (2007,2008,2009,2010,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018)
Museum shop, The National Art Center, Tokyo(2010,2011,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018)
PLAIN PEOPLE (2015,2016,2017,2018)
STYLE MEETS PEOPLE, Tokyo Midtown(2014,2015,2016,2017,2018)
Gallery YORI, Tokyo (2009,2010,2012)
Gallery nunokame, Nishinomiya (2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017)
Gallery Komorebi, Takamatsu (2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2018)
Maturite Nagoya, Nagoya (2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015)
attract-LARGO GALLERY, Kochi (2010,2011,2012,2013)
Rakusuitei Museum Art gallery, Toyama (2012)
gallery idm, Busan, Korea (2013)
Gallery SOU, Sendai (2013)
Hankyu Umeda ”Art Stage”, Osaka(2013)

Joint exhibition + Mariana Shuk/ SHUK, Bogota, Colombia (2012,2015)

Wallpaper* Best Design Award 2007 "Best Jewellery", U.K.
The wonder 500, Japan

Wallpaper* City Guides "Tokyo"
"JEWELRY DESIGN" daab, Germany (2008)
  "SUBLIME - New Design and Architecture
          from Japan" gestalten, Germany (2011)
"Made in Japan:100 NEW PRODUCTS" by Naomi
          Pollock MERRELL,London/New York (2012)

The National Art Center, Tokyo / Mori Art Museum / IMT, The Tokyo University of Tokyo Museum (Tokyo) / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa)
MoMA New York / Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum / Brooklyn Museum (New York)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago / The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago)
ASIAN ART MUSEUM / San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design (San Francisco)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Fort Worth)
Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit)
Victoria and Albert Museum / Royal Academy of Arts / Hayward Gallery (London)
Foundation Beyeler (Basel)
Musee des Arts Decoratifs (Paris)
Peggy Guggenheim COLLECTION(Vinezia)
Bauhaus-archiv gmbh (Berlin)
National Museum (Stockholm)
Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (Wien)


Tomoko Nakamura: bag production cooperation
Younger sister of Masako. A unique collaboration is realized through her experience in theatrical costume design.

Gen Kagawa: "acrylic" production
Professional model/mold maker. His manual finishing technique gives acrylic a peculiar texture and depth.

t.c.k.w.:lacquerware manufacturing supervision   http://www.ubushina.com/
Delicately ties together the traditional Japanese craftsman with the creator.

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