Born in Japan, Yota Kakuda moved to London in 2003, where he gained experience at design studios including Shin and Tomoko Azumi and Ross Lovegrove, and earned his MA at Royal College of Art, Design Products under Ron Arad and Sir Kenneth Grange, on scholarship from the Japanese government. He returned to Tokyo in 2008 and joined MUJI as a product designer. In 2011 he established YOTA KAKUDA DESIGN in Tokyo, where he works in a variety of design fields, for both international and domestic clients. He obtained major design awards including Good Design Award and iF Design Award. Lecturer at Musashino Art University and Toyo University.
- Good Design Award, iF Design Award, ELLE DECOR Japanese young talent and so on.