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we+ is a contemporary design studio founded in 2013 by Toshiya Hayashi and Hokuto Ando, that gives form to new perspectives and values using methods based on research and experimentation.

The studio explores the possibilities of alternative design that establishes a close coexistence with the natural and social environment around us, and incorporates a diversity of values that are often forgotten in today's society, where convenience and rationality are sought. Members with diverse backgrounds and skills: designers, engineers, researchers and writers, come together to present self-initiated projects that have emerged from their daily research, both in Japan and abroad. With the knowledge gained from these projects, they participate in a wide range of corporate and organizational projects, including R&D, installations as commissioned works, branding, product development, spatial design and art direction.

Received many awards, including Dezeen Awards 2022 / Emerging Design Studio of the Year Public Vote, FRAME Awards 2023 / Furniture of the year, Wallpaper* Design Awards 2022 / Best Elements of Surprise, EDIDA 2019 / Young Designer of the Year Nominee, KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2020 / Gold Prize. The work is in the collection of Vitra Design Museum, Germany.