1940 Born in Hyogo prefecture, Japan
1966 Completed the Master degree in the Faculity of Design Tokyo National University of the Arts
1966-69 Collaborated with Studio Angelo Mangiarotti in Milan
1971 Opened Kawakami Design Office in Tokyo
Design work specializing in product, interior, space and environmental design.
Visiting professor at Tokyo National University of Arts, Kanazawa College of Art, Tama Art University, Kobe Design University.
Chairman of Japan Institute of Design Promotion.
「Legs supporting table deck of solid wood.
It is a sharp composed of 8t mm iron plate processed into a T-shaped cross section,
well-balanced shaped legs are as powerful as bridge piers supporting a huge large span bridge.
Also it does not interfere with chairs and people surrounding the table.」