Baku Sakashita is a Japanese designer and artisan. He holds a Bachelor in Medicine and initially started his career as a medical doctor. However, he decided to be a designer based on his innate passion for giving shape to objects. After acquiring a MA from Musashino Art University in Japan, he enrolled in MAS of ECAL in Switzerland as a scholarship student of the Swiss government and graduated with the highest honors. Soon after the graduation, he established STUDIO BAKU in 2018.
Baku has been producing limited and bespoke lightings made by hand. His work is characterized by meticulous details created by him. So far, he has won many awards. These include the 3rd prize of SaloneSatellite Award in 2019 and the encouragement award of the 57th Japan Craft Exhibition in 2018. His representative work “SUKI” was selected as Graduate Directory 2018 by Wallpaper* magazine. SUKI has also been exhibited at world-renowned galleries.