Takahiro Iede

  • Metalwork
  • 1962 -
Takahiro Iede

Producing artwork using the "ayaorigane" (wire weaving) technique which is a techinique that I developed myself. This is my original technique that cannot be seen anywhere else. I also use "uchikomi zouganmon" (hammered metal inlay) and "sen setsugoumon" (patterns of lines made by heat-welding) which are also techniques that I developed and named myself.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1962 Born in Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture
  • 1982 Graduated from Tokyo Designer College, Craft and Industrial Design Department, Metal course
    Graduation work received the Chairman Award
  • 1987 Selected for the first time for the 34th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1995 Solo Exhibition at Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store
  • 1998 NHK TV program Doyoubino Asa (Morning of Beauty on Saturday) "Weaving Metal ~Beauty of Originality~ Takahiro Iede" broadcasted
  • 1999 Solo Exhibition at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi
  • 2006 Solo Exhibition at Yufuku Gallery (Aoyama, Tokyo) ('07 '10)
  • 2007 Collect Exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum (London)
  • 2008 Collect Exhibtion at Saatchi Gallery (London) (-'15)
  • 2013 TEFAF Maastricht at MECC Maastricht (Netherlands) (- '20)
  • 2014 Nominated for the 19th MOA Mokichi Okada Award
    Art Stage Singapore at Marina Bay Sands (Singapore)
    Clark Art Institute Opening Exhibition (Massachusetts, USA)
    SOFA Chicago (Chicago, USA)
  • 2016 Spring Masters New York (New York)
    EAF Monaco (Monaco)
  • 2017 TEFAF New York Spring (New York)
  • 2018 Group Exhibition "KATACHI Goka-Ryouran" at Ginza WAKO, Tokyo
    "JAPON-JAPONISMES Objects inspires, 1867-2018" at Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris, France)
  • 2019 "Development of Modern Crafts 2019" at Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum, Ishikawa
    "Fine Art Asia" at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • 2020 "Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2020" (Florida, USA)
    "Shining Metal Art" the 35th Anniversary of Tansuiou Prize at Sekido Museum of Art (Senju, Tokyo)
    "Ise's Eye Exploring Japanese Metal Art" at Takaoka Art Museum (Toyama)
    "Asia Week New York" at Onishi Gallery, New York ('21)
  • 2021 "Japan: A History of Style" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
    "Salon Art+Design" at Park Avenue Armory (New York)
  • 2022 Kougei No Bi - Metal & Lacquer - Exhibition at ISE Foods Museum (Takaoka, Toyama)

  • 1987Received the Incentive Award at the 17th Metalworks Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1993Received the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award at the 23rd Metalworks Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1995Received the Japan Kogei Association President Award at the 42nd Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1996Received the 13th Tansuiou Prize by the Satoh Artcraft Research &Scholarship Foundation
  • 2007Received the 18th TAKASHIMAYA Art Award by Takashimaya Charitable Trust for Art and Culture
  • 2011Received "Art Fund Winner" at Collect Exhibition, artwork purchased by the National Museum Wales
  • 2015Received the MEXT Award at the 62nd Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition, artwork purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • 2016Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon
  • 2019Received the MEXT Award at the 48th Metalworks Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Tokyo National Museum
  • Agency for Cultural Affairs
  • Ise Foundation, Ise Collection
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
  • Freer Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.)
  • National Museum Wales (U.K.)
  • Manchester Art Gallery (U.K.)
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