Main Coordinator

Kotaro Nishibori (Japan)
Representative of T.C.I. Laboratory, LLC.

TCI Representative Kotaro Nishibori has developed foreign-oriented designer products and spread them into the markets of 15 new countries, all while running the long-established Kyoto store, Hiyoshiya. With that track record as a base, he was tasked with planning and managing the cultivation of international trade in Kyoto and led the program to success in European and Chinese markets. Our enterprise's fundamental goal is to spread this to the whole country.

International Advisor

Peter Kahane (U.S.A)
Founder of AMEICO INC.

Ameico is the premiere US multi-line design distribution company, with US distribution of such brands as &Tradition, Banshu Hamono, Braun timepieces, Danese Milano, OMY, Original BTC, Produzione Privata, Rosendahl and IZIPIZI, among others. With their distribution reach is to all major museum stores, design and concept stores, department stores, specialized contemporary lighting retailers and other higher-end US retailers, both brick & mortar and on-line.

Project Coordinator

Satoru Nakajima (Japan)
Director of Sestante Inc.

SATORU NAKAJIMA is the founder and the president of Sestante Inc., a small but experienced design consulting company.
In 1992, Satoru Nakajima graduated from Brera Academy of Fine Arts (Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera) in Milano, Italy. After returning to Japan, he worked as a director of the Milano head office of an Italian business consulting company, and founded his own company, Sestante Inc., undertaking various project management stages from product planning to design, PR and the planning and implementation of a sales strategy.
Recently, Nakajima has poured his efforts into a project to nurture young creators and to promote local industry in Japan.
From 2010 through 2016 he has been directing SIRI SIRI, a Japanese contemporary jewelry brand which design is based on Japanese traditional craftsmanship and sense of beauty.
From 2015, Nakajima is working as an adviser for the development of new bamboo crafted products in Beppu (Beppu city, Oita prefecture).