KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN got a testimonial for the contribution to the Izu area through the design of the E261 Saphir Odoriko from JR East. Saphir Odoriko operates between Tokyo, Izukyu Shimoda (daily) and Shinjuku, Izukyu Shimoda (Saturday, Sunday and holiday), from March 14th this year.
奥山清行がCDO（チーフ・デザイン・オフィサー）として全体のデザインを統括するOsaka Metro Groupのバス会社・大阪シティバスの新しい路線バスのデザインが発表されました。
KEN OKUYAMA DESIGNがデザインした車両は、「大阪のシンボルとしての路線バス」としてこれまで長年親しまれてきた車体カラーのグリーンを踏襲し、「市民生活に根ざした路線バス」として、信頼、安心を象徴したホワイト、また「未来の大阪へ走る路線バス」として、港町・大阪の海、大阪シティバスとOsaka Metroを象徴するブルー、これらをこれまでの40年からこれからの未来へ、時代の扉を開いて前進する様子を斬新な縦グラデーションで表現し、皆様に愛されるバスを目指してデザインしました。また、前後のドアは車体と識別しやすいよう黒色にし、インバウンド向けにドアの上部に白文字で「ENTER」「EXIT」の文字を表記（日本語でも扉横に入口、出口を併記）し、「後から乗車し、前から降車する。」ことがわかりやすいよう利便性向上にも配慮しています。
The design of the new local bus of Osaka City Bus, a bus company of The Osaka Metro Group, where Kiyoyuki Okuyama (Ken Okuyama) supervises the overall design as CDO (Chief Design Officer), was announced. The vehicle designed by KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN, follows the green of the body color that has been popular for many years as a “route bus as a symbol of Osaka”, and was designed to be a “local bus rooted in citizen life” with the aim of being loved by everyone. In addition, the front and rear doors are colored black so that it is easily identified with the body, and the signs of “ENTER” and “EXIT” on the doors make passengers from foreign countries easy to understand “to get on from the rear, get off from the front.
Kowa Inc. released the professional vacuum cleaner “tanQest α-1 (tanquest α-1)” designed by KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN. “tanQest α-1” was manufactured with the aim of creating the world’s best vacuum cleaner that surprises and impresses cleaning professionals. The design, performance, and ease of use are finished at the highest level, and it is highly evaluated by top-notch cleaning professionals.
Nikkei BP’s magazine “Nikkei Construction” August 10th issue features the Nagasaki Inasayama slope car, designed by KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN. It was the second vehicle design for us in Inasayama, Nasaki city, next to the Nagasaki ropeway which started its operation in 2011. The issue introduces the efforts of Nagasaki City and manufacturers to practice urban development together, creating facilities with an integrated view of slope cars, civil engineering, and architecture with an emphasis on landscape design.
創立50周年を迎えたアイジー工業とKEN OKUYAMA DESIGNが共同開発した同社のフラッグシップとなる新商品「Xium（エクシウム）」が本日プレスリリースされました。
KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN がデザインを手がけた「Xium」は、素材そのものの質感や取付け方で表情が変化する新しい形状等による、内外装への新たな可能性を秘めた全く新しい金属系建築材料です。立体的な形状は、時間や季節によって変わる陽の光を受け、刻々と光沢と陰影を変化させ、豊かな表情を見せてくれます。いにしえから日本人が愉しんできた日々の移ろいをモダンな形で表現します。
IG Industry Co., Ltd. made an announcement on “Xium” today, as a new flagship product jointly developed with KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN, which starts selling in the year of its 50th anniversary.
Designed by KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN, “Xium” is a completely new metal-based building material with new possibilities for interior and exterior, whose expression changes depending on the texture of the material itself and how it is attached. The three-dimensional shape receives the sunlight that changes with time and season, and changes the luster and shade every moment, showing a rich expression.
JR East bulletine magazine “Otona no Kyujitsu CLUB (Adult only holiday club) ” May 2020 issue features Ken Okuyama’s special interview article. In the interview Okuyama talked about trainsuite SHIKISHIMA which KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN took charge in designing and producing, the design cencept of SAPHIR ODORIKO which started its service on March 14th, and the attractiveness of railways.
KEN OKUYAMA DESIGNは、この度、一級建築事務所登録を完了しました（登録番号 一級 東京都知事登録 第63727号）
KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN completed the registration of a first-class architectural office. We have always provided the construction method and materials to our clients with drawings and data. From now on, with taking charge of basic design officially, we will be able to respond even deeper to various requests from our clients, and strive to provide a safer and more comfortable space for everyone involved.
Takumi Otsuka main shop will reopen after remodeling on April 4th(Sat), and launch new furniture which KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN designed and produced. On the 1st floor of the shop, KEN OKUYAMA GALLERY will newly open, where “kode9 Spyder”, other projects and products will be exhibited.
We’d also like to inform you that Takumi Otsuka Aoyama shop will reopen as a flagship shop soon. KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN will take charge of total design from interior to furniture, and introduce a sophisticated life style.
Today, the special advertisement of 8pages featuring on JR East SAPHIR ODORIKO which started its service on March 14th, along with TRAIN SUIT SHIKI-SHIMA marked the 3rd anniversary is posted in the Nikkei newspaper.