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About Knowledge Base Design

Knowledge Base Design, founded by Shinichi Tanaka in 2017 in Osaka Japan, designs mainly product design, as well as implements its designs what are involved overall in creativity. 

His designs are always came out with background of that his kinds of different experiences, like an interior designer, an engineer and an in-house designer, and so on.

We believe that a narrative or meaningful design in the best proportion of the aesthetic to function brings wholesome society.

We are aiming that brings full use of knowledge and wisdom which makes benefit for the clients, and designs appropriately while supporting as a part of the project team.

『ストーリーと意味を大切に、美と機能で課題に挑むデザインスタジオ』Knowledge Base Design(ナレッジベースデザイン)は、主にインダストリアル / プロダクトデザイン、インテリアデザインを状況に応じて総合的に行なっています。






Shinichi Tanaka /
Founder, Designer, Creative consultant

Shinichi Tanaka was born in 1983 in Kobe Japan.

He undertook BA in environmental design at Osaka University of Arts in 2007, before working at interior design office as an assistant designer.

In 2010, He went to London for undertaking MA in product design at London Metropolitan University from which he graduated in 2011. While being enrolled at both university, he started career by award winning from Design Contest of industry-university cooperation and international design competition.


After back to Japan, he worked at a building material company as a product designer, as well as a creative director such as branding strategy including design of working environment.

2023 Creative Adviser at Public Interest Incorporated Foundation "MEBIC" in Osaka.



2010年ロンドンへ移住し、London Metropolitan Universityで大学院生として、最先端のモノづくり技術・ビジネスとしてのデザインプロセスを学び、MA Product Design(修士号)取得、卒業。ロンドン在住中は、国際デザインコンペティションを受賞しミラノトリエンナーレデザイン美術館にて作品を展示。


2017年大阪を拠点にKnowledge Base Design設立。


2018年公益財団法人大阪産業局 MEBIC クリエイティブコーディネーター就任

2023年公益財団法人大阪産業局 MEBIC クリエイティブアドバイザー就任


2023     German Design Award 2024 / Winner

2019     German Design Award 2020 / Winner

2017     German Design Award 2018 / Winner

2016     iF Design Award 2016

2015     German Design Award 2015

2015     iF Design Award 2015

2014     Good Design Award 2014

2011     Pelle+ International Design Contest / Nominee

2006     Design Contest of Industry-University Cooperation / Winner

2023     German Design Award 2024 "Winner"(ドイツ)

2019     German Design Award 2020 "Winner"(ドイツ)

2019     ミラノ+大阪市主催コンペ MILANO GENIUS 2019 (イタリア)

2017     German Design Award 2018 "Winner"(ドイツ)

2016     iF Design Award 2016(ドイツ)

2015     German Design Award 2015(ドイツ)
2015     iF Design Award 2015(ドイツ)
2014     Good Design Award 2014(日本)

2011     Pelle+ International Design Contest "Nominee"(イタリア)

2006     産学協同デザインコンペティション "最優秀賞"(日本)

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