Design Units

Unit 1 - France

International Producer (Distributor)

Anna Takino (France)
Representative of JAPAN ROOTS&TREND

Ms. Takino is engaged in translation business for Japanese/French media. She has been inaugurated as a tourism advisor for the Japanese National Tourist Organization, Paris Office. Since 2009, she has managed the Kyoto Europe-Japan Office and acts as a tourism representative for incoming visitors to the cities of Kyoto and Kanazawa. She is also responsible for coordinating Paris exhibits for Kyoto City international market cultivation business, Kyoto Contemporary.

International Designer

Arthur Leitner (France)
Designer / Consultant

After graduating from an architecture school, Arthur Leitner decided to focus on furniture and object design as a way to follow the creative process more closely. He confirmed his interest for these fields by working hand in hand with craftsmen of the Campana Studio and on developments for the Louis Vuitton's Nomad Object collection. He is now working as a freelancer for various manufacturers, editors and galleries.

Emmanuel Thouan (France)

“Dici supports the business and economic development of SMEs by working on the coherence of all their brand communication supports. Dici works for company about creation, differentiation or diversification in products or services. We can testify to this, since we are a small business ourselves. We are flexible, responsive and attentive to the requirements of company directors; we are fully aware of the issues and challenges facing SMEs and propose adapted solutions.”

Wiithaa (France)

Wiithaa is an ecodesign agency focused on circular economy and upcycling.

Wiithaa is the aboriginal name of a strange bird using every resources around him to build the most beautiful nest he can. He uses twigs as well as flowers, fruits and shells, but also packaging papers, straws and plastic caps! Just like this incredible bird, our raison d’être is to make the very notion of waste disappear. Looking at waste from a different perspective and everything that is wasted in general will open up new opportunities while giving back more sense to business. By involving the different stakeholders of the company, we enable you to co-create, test and launch virtuous products and services. Our methodology of innovation articulates around tools and techniques of creativity, co-creation, prototyping that help a strong holistic, collaborative and game-changing reflexion.

Unit 2 - Germany

International Producer (Distributor)

Satomi & Lars Suzuki (Germany)

Mr. and Mrs. Suzuki operate SHU SHU Contemporary Japanese Design, a concept shop in Munchen specializing in Japanese designer products. They are also developing retail and wholesale operations in Europe. They have been inaugurated as support advisors for Kyoto City international market cultivation business, Kyoto Contemporary, and are involved in the development of foreign-oriented products.

International Designer

Wolf Wagner (Germany)

Wolf Wagner, Dipl. Industrial Designer, owner of Studio Wagner:Design, Board Member International from the German Designer Club. Wolfs Credo: Life is creation!


Ines Blume (Germany)

Founding partner of GARDENERS, cultivating ideas since 2000. International Advisory Committee Member of the German Designer Club.


Heinrich Fiedeler (Germany)

Heinrich Fiedeler, Dipl. Designer, owner of Heinrich Fiedeler Industrial Design: Product-, Exhibition-, Interior Design. His Credo: good Design is a matter of consequence