A staccato dot on a note.
A speck of freckle on a face.
A touch of pepper on a dish.
Dakten Inc. is a creative studio that focuses on branding and design production, including graphics, promotions, and products.
We have created designs for clients in the past, but for the first time we have designed and launched a product under our company’s name.
What Inspires Me
I find beauty, reverence, and endearment in nature, living creatures, and their forms. I have realized over the past few years that this might be a very Japanese sensibility. These inspirations have sparked my imagination.
During the covid-19 pandemic, I immersed myself in gardening, and I wished for a vase that would allow me to appreciate the sculptural qualities of even the smallest flowers or a single blade of grass in the smallest of spaces.
This desire led to the beginning of the product design for the Kenzan Vase. We collaborated with the artist Joji Kojima to advance and complete the product design.
The name of our company, Dakten, holds a special significance. Dakuten refers to the voiced consonant marks () used in Japanese hiragana. The addition of these two small strokes results in a significant change in meaning and sound, playing an essential and necessary role in the language.
At Dakten, we are dedicated to unlocking new perspectives and bringing out the best in everything we touch. Furthermore, as we continue our creative journey, we are actively committed to collaborating with external creators and artists to expand and share a beautiful world that has yet to be seen.