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Business of Architecture UK Podcast

Apr 9, 2022

This week, I’m speaking with Studio Banana the Co-Founder, Key Kawamura.

In 2007, Key and friend, Ali Ganjavian, decided to start their own architecture and product design firm, Studio Banana, specializing in creating solutions and strategies for diverse workplaces.

Studio Banana is responsible for the globally acclaimed OSTRICHPILLOW® and involved in high-yield, high-impact innovative projects for clients such as United Nations, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Al Jazeera, Ernst & Young, Qatar Foundation, BBDO, McCann Erickson, Santander Bank, Vodafone or Telefonica, among others.

In 2019, they published a book on workplace transformation "Think / Work Out of the Box," where they sat down with industry leaders across different industries to hear their thoughts on tools and environments that can best serve the contemporary workforce. 
In this episode, Key shares Studio Banana's philosophy and how they managed to maintain high levels of innovation within a growing company. We also explore how Studio Banana aims to push the limits of creativity in producing innovative, thoughtful, and impactful design.


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