Released the original lotus stool. (Manufactured by Sakura Seisakusho.)
Released fushi to kakera, products from Maruni Wood Industry, using wood and fabric remnants for Naoto Fukazawa’s Hiroshima Chair.
Began collaboration with Swedish textile manufacture Klippan by providing designs.
Released shoes in collaboration with French ballet shoe company Repetto.
Designed uniforms for the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
Released an interior fabric named dop, developed as a durable fabric intended for use over long periods of time. Each side of the fabric is colored differently, so as the surface wears the reverse side color appears — thus the natural aging process can be enjoyed.
Minagawa planned and supervised the POOL project by Ryohin Keikaku Co., which involved transforming excess stock and fabric remnants for resale— “pool” the excess and “loop” (“pool” spelled backwards) them back into society.
Opened a store, koti, meaning “house” in Finnish, at Shonan T-Site, Kanagawa.
Costume design for the theatrical play Throw away Your Books, LetÅfs Get onto the Streets, directed by Takahiro Morita from Mum and Gypsy from the original work by Shuji Terayama; produced by the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre.
Akira Minagawa designed the capsule collection Bee White for Italian porcelain manufacturer Richard Ginori.
Released collaborative model of Series 7 chairs using dop textiles with Fritz Hansen.
Relocated the flagship store from Shirokanedai to Daikanyama.
Opened call, a new concept store with a café and grocery store, in the Spiral Building, Tokyo
Akira Minagawa was awarded the 2015 Mainichi Design Award by Mainichi Newspaper and the 66th Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technologies Art Encouragement Prize from the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan.
Released new textiles in the form of an installation titled Forest Comes Home.at Salone del Mobile.Milano in collaboration with Kvadrat.
Opened minä perhonen materiaali, meaning “material” in Finnish, a store specializing in textiles and home decor in Daikanyama, Tokyo.
minä perhonen textiles were added to the permanent collection at Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian Design Museum, New York.
Italian porcelain brand Richard Ginori presented a table wear collection titled “Speranza” designed by Akira Minagawa at Salone del Mobile. Milano 2017.
Released storage container and butter warmer in collaboration with Noda Horo.
Released collaboration with outdoor brand THE NORTH FACE.
Umitota, a private home -style accommodation- project direction by Akira Minagawa; the accommodations themselves were designed by Shinichiro Ogata and planned and operated by C.H.C Circle House Corporation Co.
Kyo no Ondokoro Kaman-za-Nijo design by Akira Minagawa as part of the Machiya Revitalization project; the accommodations themselves were designed jointly with Yoshifumi Nakamura, and operated by Wacol, Kyoto.
Costume design for the theatrical play Throw away Your Books, Let’s Get onto the Streets, directed by Takahiro Morita from Mum and Gypsy from the original work by Shuji Terayama; produced by the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre.
Italian porcelain brand Richard Ginori presented a tableware collection “Gaia”, from the Italian for “primordial earth goddess,” designed by Akira Minagawa at Salone del Mobile. Milano 2018.
Limited release of collaboration bag and pouch with PORTER.