Tadaaki Wakamatsu was born in Tokyo. Influenced by his father who is a leather goods designer and artist, he enjoyed handicraft and pop-art in his childhood.
After winning the 10th Men’s NON-NO model award, Tadaaki Wakamatsu worked as a fashion model and participated in many catwalk shows.
Tadaaki Wakamatsu started studying accessory design under Mr. Kazumasa Seima and created designs for many famous Japanese and overseas brands.
At the studio of Gramme Co, Tadaaki Wakamatsu created some works that later became Q-pot. products. Since gloomy topics were all around the world at those days, he created colourful and cheerful “positive accessories” for the 21st century, hoping that people would become happy just by looking at his works.
Established “Q-pot.” as an accessory brand.
Gallery/Shop Q-pot. opened in Harajuku.
Q-pot. Harajuku Flagship Store opened.
Production of Haagen-Dazs limited edition, Banana Caramel Tart promotion. Tadaaki Wakamatsu created the accessories, hat and clothes for the promotion image.
Participated in charity event of Hong Kong Harbour City. An original makeup pouch was designed for the event. Part of the proceeds was donated to the “Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation”.
Produced Takashimaya ”Amour du Chocolat!” image visual “Tiara du Chocolat”.
Produces Takashimaya ”Amour du Chocolat!” image visual Chocolate Ring.
Petit Blythe x Q-pot. collaboration produced “Mademoiselle du Q-pot.”
Neo Blythe x Q-pot. collaboration produced “Princess Milk Biscuit du Q-pot.”
Collaboration with French luxury food brand FAUCHON, “Q-pot. macaron strap special set” was created..
First overseas Q-pot. store opened in Hong Kong Harbour City.
Q-pot. Harajuku Flagship store relocated in Kita-aoyama
Collaboration with FAUCHON to produce limited edition FAUCHON luxurious chocolate “Lip” bag charm.
Collaboration with fashion brand ”Carolina Glaser by Cheryl” designed by MEG. Original character “Whip Sisters” was designed and appeared in MEG live performance.
Exhibited and produced the decoration of Paris fashion trade show, “TRANOI” for two seasons.
”Q-pot. Sweet Story” exhibition launched in The National Art Center, Tokyo／SFT Gallery
Launches donation project "Toro-ri Ribbon Project"
"Toro-ri Ribbon Project Vol.1" collaborated with Uniqlo UT to produce special edition T-shirt. Part of the proceeds was donated to support water project in Ethiopia through UNHCR.
Participated in “Isetan x more Trees~Cuckoo Clock collection” project. A clock in the motif of “Sweet Tooth Pigeon’s House”, making by thinned wood was produced. 5% of the sales were donated for the forest protection.
Collaboration with docomo style series SH-04B and produced chocolate design mobile phone.
"Toro-ri Ribbon Project Vol.2", collaborated with Jean-Paul Hevin who is one of the top chocolatiers in the world. The special chocolate box with Q-pot. accessory and Jean-Paul Hevin’s chocolate was produced. Part of the proceeds was donated to support independence and improving the quality of life for woman refugees in Bangladesh through UNHCR.
Q-pot. Hawaii Ala Moana Centre Store opened.
Middie Blythe x Q-pot. collaboration produced “Macaron Q-Tea Party”.
Collaboration with docomo style series SH-04C and produced biscuit design mobile phone.
Joint project with Mercedes-benz to produce the micro compact car, chocolate designed “smart” car.
"Toro-ri Ribbon Project Vol.3", Tadaaki Wakamatsu and 8 artists decorated the Q-pot. Chocolate Tote Bag. The bags were sold in ”Q-pot. x Q-pid.” charity auction. Part of the proceeds was donated to support independence of female refugees through UNHCR.
"Toro-ri Ribbon Project Vol.4" was a collaboration project with “Kirin Gogo-no-kocha Sweet&Zero”. Special designed packages were produced by Tadaaki Wakamatsu. Part of the proceeds of the product was donated to NGO Save The Children to support education of children in Sri Lanka, the main tea leaves supplier of “Kirin Gogo-no-kocha”.
”Toro-ri Ribbon Project Vol.5”, collaborated with “Kirin Gogo-no-kocha” to produce special package for “Kirin Gogo-no-kocha”. Part of the proceeds will be donated to support the Northeast Japan Earthquake and Tsunami relief.
At present, Tadaaki Wakamatsu continues in creating visual arts, advertisements and collaboration with fashion brands/artists. His work has expanded to various fields outside accessory creation and keeps stretching further.