M+K DESIGN
M+K DESIGN is a design office, founded by Maiko Watanabe and Koichi Tanaka in 2001 in Milan, Italy.
In 2011, we moved our office from Milan to Tokyo, Japan.

We have been developing projects across a broad range of fields, from products, interior,
lighting design & consulting.


Our Design Concept
"Harmony and balance - a sense of presence".

: We consider relationship between people, space and product as an important factor in a design process.
We wish to create something that give us pleasure & happiness to our living space.

Exhibition

Europe

2002

2003

2003

2004

2005


2005

2006

2007





2008


Milan International Furniture Show / Salone Satellite (Italy)

Milan International Furniture Show / Salone Satellite (Italy)

Euroluce / Launched gGlobolushdi Oluce srl (Italy)

Milan International Furniture Show / Salone Satellite (Italy)

Milan International Furniture Show / Salone Satellite (Italy)
gDesign Report Award 2005 - Special Mentionh

Euroluce / Launched gToccoh from Penta srl (Italy)

Milan International Furniture Show / Fuori Salone Evento gMoney Designh (Italy)

Euroluce / Launched gVisionh from Penta srl (Italy)
Milan International Furniture Show / Fuori Salone Evento
gM+K DESIGNh at Fabriano Boutique (Italy)
Exhibition gAvverati : Salone Satellite 10 anniversary event - A Dream Come True" (Italy)
gToccoh, gGlobolush, gSweet Icicle Lamph

Milan International Furniture Show / Fuori Salone Evento gM+K DESIGNh
at Fabriano Boutique (Italy)


JAPAN

2004

2004

2005

2005


2006


2007


Exhibition gDesignerfs Catalogue 10h at Matsuya Ginza Design Gallery 1953 (Japan)

Exhibition hTokyo Akari Neth Living Design Center Ozone (Shinjuku, Japan)

Exhibition hKeitai-Akari n.3h Living Design Center Ozone (Shinjuku, Japan)

Exhibition gJapan Design at Satellite in Milano Salone 2005h
at Tokyo Design Center (Japan)

100% Design in London (UK) /
Launched gSweet Icicle Lamph from IDEA International Co.,Ltd. (Japan)

Exhibition gAkari Messageh al AXIS gallery (Roppongi,Japan)



Award and Permanent Collection
1995

2005

2008



Yokohama Big Design 4th, Second Premio

Milan International Furniture Show - Design Report Award 2005 gSpecial Mentionh / Italy (2005)

COSMIT Foundation, Permanent Collection / Italy_ TOCCO, GLOBOLUS, SWEET ICICLE LAMP



Maiko Watanabe
1975

1995

1998


1999-2000

2000


2001-



Born in Tokyo

Competion gYokohama Big Designh : Second prize (Japan)

Graduated from Musashino Art University(Tokyo),
Industrial & Interior design Course, Bachelor of Arts

Worked for Atelier Rei (Design & Art studio in Tokyo)

Milan Polytecnic University (Milan), Industrial design course
(Scholoarship from Italian Government and Rotary Foundation)

M+K DESIGN was launched in
Milan


Koichi Tanaka
1972

1995

1997


1997-2000

2000-2004

2001-




Born In Ibaraki

Graduated from Keio University (Tokyo), Bachelor of Engineering

University College London (UK), Bartlett School of Architecture,
MSc in Light & Lighting

Worked for Koizumi Sangyo Corp.

ERCO Italy (Milan)

M+K DESIGN was launched in
Milan