Industrial Design: Atelier Takagi

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December 15, 2010

After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 with a degree in furniture design, Jonah Takagi traveled the world for four years with indie-rock musician Benjy Ferree. When he had time at home in Washington, DC, he picked up side gigs crafting sets and props and tinkered with product one-offs at the studio in his house.

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  Takagi's Washington DC studio "is basically just part of my house." Amidst the various stages of 3D models and prototypes, "I'd say I don't make that much of a mess."  Photo by: Elizabeth Weinberg
    Takagi's Washington DC studio "is basically just part of my house." Amidst the various stages of 3D models and prototypes, "I'd say I don't make that much of a mess."

    Photo by: Elizabeth Weinberg

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  Takagi's Bluff City pendants are work lights with a kick of color and a hint of copper.  Photo by: Elizabeth Weinberg
    Takagi's Bluff City pendants are work lights with a kick of color and a hint of copper.

    Photo by: Elizabeth Weinberg

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  The slim profile of Takagi's five-legged American Gothic table debuted at Bernhardt Design's ICFF Studio in 2009.  Photo by: Elizabeth Weinberg
    The slim profile of Takagi's five-legged American Gothic table debuted at Bernhardt Design's ICFF Studio in 2009.

    Photo by: Elizabeth Weinberg

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  This tripod F/K/A table lamp was one of SoHo staple Matter's inagural MatterMade Collection #1.  Photo by: Elizabeth Weinberg
    This tripod F/K/A table lamp was one of SoHo staple Matter's inagural MatterMade Collection #1.

    Photo by: Elizabeth Weinberg

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  This little stool was made for milking, with maple legs and leafy seat.  Photo by: Elizabeth Weinberg
    This little stool was made for milking, with maple legs and leafy seat.

    Photo by: Elizabeth Weinberg

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  Simple utilitarianism at its finest: Takagi's Simple Machines series of stools, benches, and tables in white oak.  Photo by: Elizabeth Weinberg
    Simple utilitarianism at its finest: Takagi's Simple Machines series of stools, benches, and tables in white oak.

    Photo by: Elizabeth Weinberg

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