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research process:

sexual education in India

development process:

kamishibai for sexual education in India

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about

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Maki Nakaya-Sommet - Product designer

Born in Tokyo, I went to Germany for the first time when I was still in high school. After graduation, I went back to Germany to undergo professional training as a kitchen designer for two and a half years. After working as a kitchen designer for one year, I moved to Switzerland where I’m still living today. I graduated from Swiss art school ECAL (École cantonale d'art de Lausanne) in 2016 with a degree in product design.

Together with four other Japanese graduates from the same school, I organized the exhibition Re-Importation in Tokyo in 2016.

I next worked as an intern for an Indian company in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, for six months, where I learned new approaches to design in a real life situation. I then worked as an in-house industrial designer at Swiss kitchenware manufacturer Kuhn Rikon AG.

I'm working at peka metall AG in Switzerland as an in-house designer.

I like my profession because it always injects a bright perspective into the sometimes trivial and sometimes trying experiences of everyday life. I learn something new and useful every single day. It makes me to a curious person, allowing me to draw useful insights even from routine work.

I like design objects that have that little twist which makes you smile but is also essential for the functioning of the product - or those that have been used by people for such a long time that they fit naturally into their hands.

In particular, objects where practical functionality is crucial, such as kitchen tools and stationary, interest me a lot.

I like to communicate with people. I also like cooking, reading books, and playing the ukulele. I am a passionate language learner and have so far acquired fluency in four languages (Japanese, German, English, and French).

Now I'm learning how to draw digital and picked up Italian.

nakaya.sommet(at)googlemail.com

中矢 茉貴(なかや まき)- プロダクトデザイナー

東京に生まれ、高校でドイツに留学、卒業後単身渡独しました。2年半、キッチンデザイナーとしての職業訓練を受け1年働いた後、スイスへ移住。2016年にスイスのエカル美術学校のプロダクトデザイン科を卒業し、同年10月には東京にて実行委員の一人として「Re-importation展」に参加しました。

その後インド、チェンナイ市内のデザインエージェンシーで6か月間の研修を受け、実地での新しいデザインメソッドにも触れる機会を得ました。その後、スイスのキッチンツールメイカー、Kuhn Rikon AGや peka metall AGにてインハウスデザイナーをやっています。

デザイナーという職業は、好奇心と観察眼さえあれば、何気ない日常や一見退屈な習慣からいつでも気づきを得られるお得な職業だと思います。

ちょっとひねりの効いた、でもそこが機能の肝になっているような物、長い間使われ生活の中で少しずつ手に馴染むようになった物が好きです。

特にキッチンツールと文房具のような、使いやすさを重視する分野に興味を持っています。趣味はウクレレ、写真、読書、料理です。

日、独、英、仏の四か国語を話します。

最近はデジタルで絵を描く練習と、イタリア語を勉強しています。

 

nakaya.sommet(at)googlemail.com