we+ is a contemporary design studio that gives form to new perspectives and values through unique production methods and means of expression, developed on the basis of extensive research and experimentation. Founded by Toshiya Hayashi and Hokuto Ando in 2013, the studio aims to create a new intimate relationship between humans and our surrounding environment, as well as nature, through innovative design and emotive connectivity.
The studio leverages expertise drawn from day-to-day research and projects with various companies and organizations, ranging from installations to commissioned works, branding, product development, and graphic design, whilst showcasing independent works both in Japan and abroad. They have exhibited works at galleries including Gallery Tamura Joe in Tokyo, Galerie Philia in New York, and Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan. They have participated in international design events such as Milan Design Week, IDS Vancouver, Taiwan Design Expo, Shenzhen Creative Week, and Maison et Object in Paris.