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Masako Ban: director/bag, accessory designer/buyer
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. "acrylic shop" in Tokyo from 2005 to 2020.
Wallpaper* Best Design Award 2007 “Best Jewellery”,UK

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

"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)
「Japanese & Australian Design」The Japan Foundation, Sydney (2019)

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(2010,2011,2015,2016,2017,2018,2019,2020)
LOOT, Museum of Art and Design, New York (2010)
TOKYO International Gift Show "Active Design"
interiorlifestyle, Tokyo(2018)

exhibition Matsuya Ginza 7F gallery, Tokyo (2007~)
Museum shop, The National Art Center, Tokyo (2010~)
acrylic WEST, Osaka (2018,2019)
Gallery WA2, Tokyo(2005,2006,2007,2021)
Gallery Nishikawa, Kyoto (2007,2008,2012,2015)
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/Matsuyama (2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2018,2021)
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)

Wallpaper* Best Design Award 2007 "Best Jewellery", U.K.

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)
”Courage to do what you love” Shufunotomosha, Japan (2023)

The National Art Center, Tokyo / Mori Art Museum / IMT, The Tokyo University of Tokyo Museum / Museum Contemporary Tokyo of Art (Tokyo) / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa) / OHARA MUSEUM OF ART (Okayama) / POLA MUSEUM (Kanagawa)
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)
Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne (Lausanne)
Musee des Arts Decoratifs (Paris)
Peggy Guggenheim COLLECTION(Vinezia)
Bauhaus-archiv gmbh (Berlin) / Bauhaus Dessau (Dessau)
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.

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