Designer

佐藤宏尚

Architect Hirotaka Sato
Representative Director, Hirotaka Sato Architectural Design Office,
Representative Partner, SYRINX LLC,
First Class Registered Architect,
Member
of the Architectural Institute of Japan,
Member of the Japan Institute of Architects

Profile

Born in Kakogawa City, Hyogo Prefecture
1996 Graduated from Tokyo University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture.
Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering
1998
Completed Master's program at the University of Tokyo
Joined Plantech General Planning Office
2001
Established Hirotaka Sato Architectural Design Office Co.
2014
Part-time lecturer at Keio University Graduate School
2016
Special Lecturer, The University of Tokyo and The University of Tokyo Graduate School
Established SYRINX

Awards

SYRINX has received numerous prestigious design awards both domestically and internationally, and is highly regarded by society.

DNA Paris award
DNA Paris Design Awards 2022
Hitoe® Fold Aria

The DNA Paris Design Awards is a global design award that recognizes the best designers in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape design, graphic design, and product design.

A' design award
Omotenashi Selection 2022
Hitoe® Fold Less

The Hitoe® Fold Less Award was established to discover and promote the world's best Japanese products and services that are full of the spirit of Omotenashi (hospitality). The award is given to products and services that are born out of consideration for the people who use them, and that have been improved upon while carrying on the traditions of the past.

A' design award
A' Design Award & Competition 2022
Hitoe® Fold Aria

The Hitoe® Fold Aria is one of the world's largest design competitions to select the best designs, design concepts, products, and services. It is recognized worldwide as a barometer of design quality and perfection.

iF Design Award 2022
iF Desing Award 2022
Hitoe® Fold Aria

A design award organized by the Hannover Industrial Design Association in Germany, one of the most prominent and prestigious international design awards, which judges industrial products from all over the world. It is one of the three most prestigious design awards in the world.

Red Dot 2022
Red Dot Award 2022
Hitoe® Fold Aria

One of the world's three major design awards and one of the most prestigious international design awards, with over 10,000 entries each year from companies, organizations, and designers in more than 60 countries. It is organized by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

IDA DESIGN AWARD 2021
London International Creative Competition 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

Aimed to serve as a medium to connect talented artists with international audiences, the Hitoe® Fold Aria attracts artists from around the world, is juried by luminaries in six fields (architecture, interior design, art, graphics, photography, and products), and is based in London, where internationally acclaimed artists are gathered. It has been held annually since 2006.

IDA DESIGN AWARD 2021
IDA Design Awards 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

An international design award established in Los Angeles in 2007 to discover and recognize outstanding design visionaries in a wide range of fields. The awards are comprised of five categories including architecture, interior design, product design, fashion, and graphic design, and each year they attract the finest entries from the world's most talented designers.

NY PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD 2021
NY Product Design Awards 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

The Hitoe® Fold Aria is a product design award sponsored by International Award Associate (USA), which was newly established in 2021.
In its first year, more than 500 entries were received from all over the world.

MUSE Design Awards 2021
MUSE Design Awards 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

One of the international award programs organized by International Award Associate (USA), which aims to create a new standard of value in design.
The award is presented to designers who combine unparalleled creativity and technical skill, like a "muse.

Europian Product DESIGN AWARD 2021
European Product Design Award 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

A design competition created to recognize the efforts of talented international product designers. From thousands of design projects submitted from around the world, a jury selects the most beautiful, functional, and innovative products.

K-DESIGN AWARD 2021
K-DESIGN AWARD 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

An international design competition organized by DESIGNSORI, a Korean design portal. It is one of the three most prestigious design awards in Asia, along with the Golden Pin Design Award and the DFA Design for Asia Awards.

おもてなしセレクション 2021
Omotenashi Selection 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

The Hitoe® Fold Aria is an award established with the aim of discovering and promoting to the world products and services that are brimming with Japan's outstanding spirit of hospitality. The award is given to products and services that are born out of consideration for the people who use them, and that have been improved upon while carrying on the traditions of the past.

おもてなしセレクション 2020
Omotenashi Selection 2020
Hitoe® Fold

The Hitoe® Fold Award was established with the aim of discovering and promoting to the world outstanding Japanese products and services that are brimming with the spirit of hospitality. The award is given to products and services that are born from the consideration of the user, and that have been improved upon while carrying on the traditions of Japan.

Campfire Crowdfunding Award 2020
Campfire Crowdfunding Award 2020
Hitoe® Fold

The Hitoe® Fold is an award that honors the best of the more than 10,000 projects on the crowdfunding site Campfire.

おもてなしセレクション 2018
Omotenashi Selection 2019
Hitoe® L-zip L & S

The Hitoe® L-zip L & S Award was established to discover and promote the world's best Japanese products and services with a spirit of hospitality. The award is given to products and services that are born out of consideration for the people who use them, and that have been improved upon while carrying on the traditions of the past.

iF DESIGN AWARD 2019
iF DESIGN AWARD 2019
Tsutsumu® Name Card Case

The iF DESIGN AWARD, one of the world's three major design awards, is organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH and has been one of the most prestigious design awards in the world since 1953. iF logo is widely recognized around the world as "a sign of excellent design. Each year, more than 7,000 entries from 50 countries are submitted for judging.

A' design award
A' Design Award & Competition 2019
Tsutsumu® Name Card Case

One of the world's largest design competitions to select the best designs, design concepts, products, and services. It is recognized worldwide as a barometer of design quality and perfection.

DFA 2019
DFA Design for Asia Awards 2019
Tsutsumu® Name Card Case

Established in 2003 by the Hong Kong Design Centre, this international design award recognizes outstanding design from an Asian perspective. Awards are judged and presented from four perspectives: overall design excellence, technical applicability, Asian influence, and commercial and social success.

EPDA 2019
European Product Design Award 2019
Tsutsumu® Name Card Case

The Tsutsumu® Name Card Case is a design competition created to recognize the efforts of talented international product designers. From thousands of design projects submitted from around the world, a panel of judges will select the most beautiful, functional, and innovative products.

IDEA 2018
IDEA 2018
Tsutsumu® Name Card Case

The International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), one of the three major design awards in the world, has been sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) in the United States for more than 25 years. The IDEA is designed to recognize and promote unique and innovative works that make a significant difference and contribution to the quality of the economy.

Asia design award
Asia Design Prize 2018
Tsutsumu® Name Card Case

An international design competition organized by DESIGNSORI, a Korean design portal. It is Asia's first public-spirited award that attempts to solve social problems in Asia through design. Designs that address social issues such as extreme weather, social inequality, racial discrimination, and food crisis will be awarded.

おもてなしセレクション 2018
Omotenashi Selection 2018
Tsutsumu® A3

This award was established with the aim of discovering and promoting to the world products and services that are full of excellent Japanese "Omotenashi" (hospitality). The award is given to a product or service that is "uniquely Japanese" and has a "unique appeal" that should be shared with the world.

ソーシャルプロダクツ・アワード 2018
Social Products Awards 2018
Log

This is the first award system in Japan that highlights excellent "social products" that lead to the realization of a sustainable society and evaluates both social and commercial aspects of the products.

おもてなしセレクション 2017
Omotenashi Selection 2017
Tsutsumu® Name Card Case

This award was established with the aim of discovering and promoting excellent Japanese products and services with a spirit of "Omotenashi" (hospitality) to the world. The award is given to products and services that are born from the consideration of the users, and that have been improved upon while carrying on the traditions of Japan.

おもてなしセレクション 2017
Omotenashi Selection 2017
Log

This award was established with the aim of discovering and promoting to the world products and services that are full of excellent Japanese "Omotenashi Spirit". The award is given to products and services that are created out of consideration for the users, and that have been improved upon while carrying on the traditions.

Crowd Funding

The projects that have brought this value to the world have repeatedly broken various records, and the total amount raised has exceeded 350 million yen.

2018

Makuake
7,071,840 yen / 732 people
Hitoe® L-zip L v.2018 -Liscio-
Makuake
1,870,200 yen/95 people
Tsutsumu® A3 v.2018 -Liscio-
Makuake
7,727,840 yen / 867 people
Hitoe® L-zip S v.2018 -Liscio-

2019

未来ショッピング
21,097,260 yen / 1,534 guests
Hitoe® L-zip L v.2018 -Business-
Highest crowdfunding for a wallet in the country
Makuake
23,157,840 yen / 1988 persons
Hitoe® L-zip S v.2019 -Liscio-
Hitoe® L-zip S v.2018 -Liscio- 2019
Booster
8,309,580 yen/726 persons
Hitoe® L-zip S v.2019 -Velluto-

2020

Greenfunding
2,586,596 yen / 234 persons
Hitoe® L-zip S v.2019 -Natura
未来ショッピング
8,235,100 yen/729 persons
Hitoe® L-zip S v.2019 -Business
Makuake
23,102,400 yen / 1486 persons
Hitoe® L-zip L v.2020 -Liscio-
Total crowdfunding reaches 100 million yen
Machi-ya
51,795,439 yen / 3500 persons
Hitoe® Fold v.2020 -Liscio-
Hitoe® L-zip L v.2020 -Liscio- Reached the highest crowdfunding amount for a wallet in Japan
未来ショッピング
12,285,00 yen / 650 persons
Hitoe® L-zip L v.2020 -Business
Greenfunding
1,794,000 yen/60 persons
Tsutsumu® A3 v.2018 -Liscio
未来ショッピング
1,853,800 yen/62 persons
Tsutsumu® A3 v.2018 -Liscio-

2021

未来ショッピング
未来ショッピング
78,540,000 yen / 2,480 persons
Hitoe® Fold Aria -Foschia-
Booster
55,481,020 yen / 2959 persons
Hitoe® Fold v.2021 -Liscio
Hitoe® Fold v.2021 -Liscio- -The highest
crowdfunding wallet in Japan
Booster
16,422,621 yen/902 persons
Hitoe® L-zip L v.2021 -Liscio

2022

未来ショッピング
25,944,600 yen / 873 persons
Hitoe® Fold Less -Foschia
SYRINX

Intellectual Property

Our original ideas and designs are protected by intellectual property rights. We have obtained intellectual property rights not only in Japan, but also in the United States, Europe, China, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore, and other countries.
Intellectual property rights are introduced in " Explanation of Intellectual Property Rights".

November 06, 2006
Design registration No. 1285394, Assembly house
2016.10.14
Trademark Registration No. 5888297, Class 9 SYRINX
2017.09.15
Design registration No. 1587751 Speaker
2017.09.15
Design registration No. 1587752 Speaker
2017.12.08
Patent No. 6251926 Speaker
2017.12.22
Design registration No. 1595192 TSUTSUMU A3 Case
December 22, 2017
Design registration No. 1595193 TSUTSUMU business card case
April 20, 2018
Design registration No. 1604369 HITOE L-zip L
August 10, 2018
Design registration No. 1612854 HITOE L-zip S
December 28, 2018
Design registration No. 1623076 MUSUBU Key Case
July 05, 2019
Design registration No. 16 37887 HITOE L-zip S
Jul. 05, 2019
Design registration No. 1637888 HITOE L-zip L
2019.02.26
International Design Registration (China) ZL 2019 3 0076008.X HITOE L-zip S/L
2019.05.14
International Design Registration (EU, US, Korea) DM/203565 HITOE L-zip S/L
2019.07.04
International Trademark Registration (EU/Korea) Class 16 Class 18 SYRINX 1492116
2019.07.04
International Trademark Registration (EU, China, Korea) Class 18 HITOE 1489157
2020.04.14
Design registration No. 1659078 HITOE Fold
Design registered in 2020.04.14
Design registration No. 1659079 HITOE Fold
May 21, 2020
Trademark registration No. 6253419 Class 18 HITOE
May 21, 2020
Trademark registration No. 6253390, class 16, category 18 SYRINX
Filed for
Patent HITOE Fold Patent Application 2019-211321
March 03, 2020
International Design Registration (China) ZL 202030067426.5 HITOE Fold
2020.04.03
International Design Registration (EU/Singapore) DM/207682 HITOE Fold
DL 202030067426.5
International Design Registration (Taiwan) D211838 HITOE Fold
D211838 HITOE Fold
International Design Registration (Australia) 202012701 202012702 HITOE Fold
2021.07.05
Trademark registration in Class 35 SYRINX No. 6411307
2021.03.02
Trademark registration in Class 18 TSUTSUMU No. 6358066
2020.07.09
International trademark registration (EU/Korea) in Class 35 SYRINX 1549772
1549772 2021.01.16
International Trademark Registration (Taiwan) in Class 18,35 SYRINX No. 02117510
2021.04.01
International Trademark Registration (Taiwan) Class 18 HITOE No. 02130548
Registration of International Trademark (US) No. 18,35
International Trademark Registration (US) Class 18 HITOE 6,171,770
2020.09.28
Design registration No. 1670259 HITOE Fold Aria
September 25, 2020
International Design Registration (China) No. 6378263 HITOE Fold Aria
December 07, 2020
International Design Registration (EU/Singapore) DM/211734 HITOE Fold Aria
2021.01.25
International Design Registration (Australia) 202016654 HITOE HITOE Fold Aria
2021.07.05
Registration of trademark MEKURU in Class 18, No. 6411510
Registration of trademark in Class 18, MUSUBUBU
Registration of trademark Class 18 MUSUBU No. 6411511
Registration No. 6411511 on Jul. 5, 2021
Registration of trademark in Class 18 HASAMU No. 6411512
Jul. 11, 2021
International Design Registration (Taiwan) D211838 HITOE Fold
D211838 HITOE Fold
International Design Registration (Taiwan) D21409 HITOE Fold Aria
D21409 HITOE Fold Aria
International Design Registration (Korea) DM/207682-0001 HITOE Fold
International Design Registration (Korea)
International Design Registration (Korea) DM/207682-0002 HITOE Fold
October 01, 2021
International Design Registration (Korea) DM/211734 HITOE Fold Aria
DM/211734 HITOE Fold Aria
International Design Registration (US) D948207 HITOE Fold
D948207 HITOE Fold
International Design Registration (US) D948208 HITOE Fold Aria
D948208 HITOE Fold Aria
Design registration No. 1712938 HITOE L-zip L
L-zip L
Design registration No. 1716605 HITOE L-zip L
May 26, 2022
Design registration No. 1716606 HITOE L-zip
Filed for
Design registration HASAMU A4 OW2022-005318
Design registration HASAMU A4
Design registration HASAMU A4 OWNED OBJECTION 2022-005319
Design registration HITOE Fold
Design registration HITOE Fold OWN application 2022-013272
Design registration HITOE Fold
Design registration HITOE Fold OWN application 2022-013273

Company

Company name
SYRINX LLC
Representative
Hirotaka Sato
Address of head office
Mita Hills 2F, 4-13-18 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073, Japan
Mita Hills 2F, 4-13-18 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo