In my small studio in Augsburg I produce a constantly growing assortment of stationery products in sophisticated manual work. The current collection includes photo albums, guestbooks leporelli, journals, address and calendar books, and cards for numerous occasions such as weddings, baptisms and birthdays or simply as a gift to yourself.
All of my paper products are made with the best quality materials from Japan, Germany and Northern Italy and are designed with the greatest care and attention to detail. I use the techniques I learned during my studies of bookbinding, printmaking and photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco (USA).
Stylistically, my work is inspired by my Japanese roots. Thus my designs stand in the tradition of Wabi-Sabi aesthetics, which is characterized by austere simplicity and naturalness. The bottom line is that Kitaken products are small, unique Japanese products with a European touch.