Makoto Hashikura

Product Designer. Born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1972, Makoto Hashikura received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science and technology from Keio University. After having worked at Mitsubishi Electric Corporation's design lab, he joined NAOTO FUKASAWA DESIGN as a designer in 2004, where he was involved in the design of products across diverse fields including consumer electronics, household goods, cars, furniture and interior design, along with corporate consulting and exhibition planning / venue layout. In 2018, he established MAKOTO HASHIKURA DESIGN. His work focuses mainly on the design of products on a diverse scale that incorporate the atmospheres and sensations surrounding objects, designs that are somatically pleasing.
Hashikura was an associate professor at Maebashi Institute of Technology’s Department of Integrated Design Engineering from 2015 to 2017. He has been a part-time lecturer, Tama Art University’s Department of Integrated Design since 2017.