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MAKIO HASUIKE

The designer and creator of the brand is Makio Hasuike.

(...) I am a japanese designer, and since 1968 i have worked in milan, creating products for companies in a wide range of sectors. i conduct my own personal research with mh way. i love lightness because it is essential, and i look for a sense of surprise and charm in the things that surround me.
(...) My strong connection with italian culture and my sensibility based on training in japan both inspire me. i believe cultural differences contain a universal aspect, and this is why i am happy to feel like part of both realities, occidental and oriental: it is like having two worlds in one hand.”

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VISION

MH WAY offers an unconventional alternative to the briefcase and to travel luggage.

The brand is synonymous with the approach of Makio Hasuike: a path of passion and enthusiasm, packed with ideas and solutions, in tireless pursuit of new directions, to make it possible to achieve desires.
MH WAY is a trailblazer of new styles and icons in this sector, and continues to believe in the importance of evolution, because the best ideas are the ones that are still to come.

PRODUCTS

Are you a non-conformist, driven by aesthetics but also by functional quality?

MH WAY products are the result of design that carefully interprets the latest contemporary tastes and functional needs; they stand out for their identity, which is forceful and discreet at the same time.
They are advanced, intelligent and surprising, with an appeal based on design, lightness, functional quality and a unique talent for transformation.

PRIZES AND MUSEUMS

Many of MH WAY’s products have won awards and prestigious honors for their innovative design.

Some of them have been shown in different traveling exhibitions, all over the world, and are included in the permanent collections of leading design museums:

  • MILAN TRIENNALE
  • CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS
  • MUSEUM OF APPLIED AND DECORATIVE ARTS, VIENNA
  • MoMA, NEW YORK

PIUMA

1983: - Bio 10 / Ljubljana Biennial – nomination for the Premio SMAU

IMPRONTA

1985: - Nomination for the Premio SMAU
1987: - Honorable Mention Compasso d’Oro (ADI) for the “Impronta” Z700 backpack
1988: - Bio 10 / Ljubljana Biennial
1998: - Honorable Mention Compasso d’Oro (ADI) for the “Impronta” computer bag”

ZOOM SYSTEM

1989: - Honorable Mention Compasso d’Oro (ADI) for the “Brava” line of fabric bags, notepad and portfolio cases

BRAVA

1991: - Honorable Mention Compasso d’Oro (ADI) for the “Sagoma” line of bags

SAGOMA

1991: - Menzione d’onore Premio Compasso D’oro (ADI) alla linea di borse “Sagoma”

PROSSIMA

1994: - Honorable Mention Compasso d’Oro (ADI) for the “Prossima” line of bags

SOFT

1994: - Honorable Mention Compasso d’Oro (ADI) for the “Soft” line of computer bags and portfolios

MOVIMENTO

11997: - DESIGN PLUS award for MV12 of the “Movimento” line

ARABICA

1998: - Honorable Mention Compasso d’Oro (ADI) for the “Arabica” briefcase - “FORMIDABLE” prize for the “Arabica” line at the Swedish Formex fair

BORSE E ZAINI VESPA

1998: - Honorable Mention Compasso d’Oro (ADI) for the “Vespa” bags-backpacks

ZIP

2005: - ADI INDEX selection for the “Zip” briefcase
2008: - Honorable Mention Compasso d’Oro (ADI) for the briefcases, backpack and bag of the “Zip” line

LIBRO

2006: - ADI INDEX selection for the “Libro” bag

URBAN

2012: - ADI INDEX selection for the “Urban” line

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