KAZUHIDE TAKAHAMA ( 1930 - 2010 )
After graduating from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1953, in 1957 Kazuhide Takahama designed the Japanese Pavilion for the Milan Triennale. While supervising the installation, Takahama met Dino Gavina, who invited him to design for his design company, Gavina SpA.
In 1963 he moved to Bologna and came into contact with the most active Italian designers of the time. He developed his own well-defined stylistic lexis in a climate of profuse cultural exchanges.
The furniture he designs features clean lines and formal restraint. In his works signs from the oriental culture in which he was trained overlap with features of the Western culture in which he was immersed.