we+Portrait

we+ is a contemporary design studio established in 2013 by Toshiya Hayashi and Hokuto Ando based in Tokyo. Toshiya graduated from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo and Hokuto graduated from Central Saint Martins in London. They develop their experimental approach to products, installations and graphics, by combining unconventional materials and technology to shift perspectives. They have exhibited at international exhibitions including Milan Design Week and Maison & Objet. Their works are represented by Gallery S. Bensimon in Paris. They also have been commissioned by a variety of partners including SONY, Marimekko, Isetan Mitsukoshi Department Store, Finnair and Mori Art Museum.

Company Profile
Name we+ inc.
Flotation March2013
Exectuvie Toshiya Hayashi
Hokuto Ando
Staff Yohei Aoki
Location 2-35-9-313, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo,150-0001, Japan
T&F 81 3 6447 2895
Web www.weplus.jp
Mail info[at]weplus.jp
Awards
2016 DSA Design Award
2015 DSA Design Award
2014 DSA Design Award / Judge’s Award
2012 Asia Disital Art Award / Awards for Excellence
DSA Design Award / Honorable Mention
2011 Asia Disital Art Award / Finalist
2010 Good Design Award
Exhibitions
2017 Ambiente 2017, Frankfurt [Invited]
Design New Standard, Singapore [Invited]
2016 HIGHLIGHT, Tokyo [Invited]
Gallery S. Bensimon, Paris [Invited]
VENTURA LAMBRATE 2016, Milan
2015 Salone del Mobile 2015, Milan
Arts of Jomon at Spiral Garden, Tokyo [Invited]
2014 Tokyo Designers Week 2014, Tokyo [Invited]
Maison et Objet 2014, Paris [Invited]
Salone del Mobile 2014, Milan
Arts of Jomon at Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori [Invited]
2012 FLOW at OZONE, Tokyo