Born in Aichi, Japan. In 2001, Sakura Adachi graduated from Musashino Art University in Industrial and Craft Design, specialising in woodwork. She then moved to London to complete her MA in Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design graduating in 2004. During the course, she was awarded the second prize in CAIAZZA MEMORIAL CHALLENGE Promosedia International Competition in 2003.
In 2005, she participated in Copenhagen International Furniture Fair, and exhibited her graduation work - the bookcase CAVE together with two chairs. The fair was a great success and HRH The Crown Prince of Denmark visited her stand, which resulted in a number of publications on her works including an interview on the New York Times in 2007.
In 2008, she established Sakura Adachi Design Studio in Milan. Her design has a background in industrial design and wooden furniture, and is characterised by a combination of conceptual and craftsmanship approach. Many of her products are self-communicating, the story behind and concept within and making the best use of characteristics of materials.
She has collaborated and is currently collaborating with Italian and international manufacturers including: CAMPEGGI, FERMOB, TASCHEN, RIVA 1920, TURA, MARTEX, ESTEL, BIKETJANST, GGA, AMBIENTEC, etc.
She has been awarded with RED DOT Design Award for her fruit bowls ECLIPSE.
Idea & concept orientated products, design development up to launch of products in the area of:
- Furniture and Interior Design
- Product Design
- Tableware & Desktop Accessories Design
2012 ZEPTER INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD Artzept
2010 RED DOT Design Award
2004 The 17th Koizumi International Lighting Design Competition (Japan)
2003 CAIAZZA MEMORIAL CHALLENGE Promosedia International Design Competition (Italy)
2000 Itami Shuhaidai Competition (Japan) - hournable mention