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.”
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.
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
1983: - Bio 10 / Ljubljana Biennial – nomination for the Premio SMAU
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”
1989: - Honorable Mention Compasso d’Oro (ADI) for the “Brava” line of fabric bags, notepad and portfolio cases
1991: - Honorable Mention Compasso d’Oro (ADI) for the “Sagoma” line of bags
1991: - Menzione d’onore Premio Compasso D’oro (ADI) alla linea di borse “Sagoma”
1994: - Honorable Mention Compasso d’Oro (ADI) for the “Prossima” line of bags
1994: - Honorable Mention Compasso d’Oro (ADI) for the “Soft” line of computer bags and portfolios
11997: - DESIGN PLUS award for MV12 of the “Movimento” line
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
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
2006: - ADI INDEX selection for the “Libro” bag
2012: - ADI INDEX selection for the “Urban” line