“ZUAN & ZOKEI by Makoto Kagoshima” is a product brand produced by ceramic artist Makoto Kagoshima and biotope corp.
ZUAN means ‘design and pattern’, and ZOKEI means ‘formative design’. What’s so appealing about the art works of Makoto Kagoshima? It is the ZUAN and ZOKEI he creates. We at “ZUAN & ZOKEI by Makoto Kagoshima” are focused on broadening the possibilities in his creative works through highlighting specific ZUAN, or designs and patterns, in his ceramic works, and drawing new design or producing new product lines inspired by the formative designs in his handmade works. We are exploring the future possibilities of ZUAN & ZOKEI while conveying the essence of his creations. We highlight his appealing ZUAN and handmade works while developing a wide variety of products that also reflect the ideas of collaborators, including many designers, artists and manufacturers.