Tomoko Azumi

Tomoko Azumi (born 1966, Hiroshima, Japan) Director of TNA Design Studio, London Graduated BA Environmental Design at Kyoto City University of Art in 1989, worked for architec-tural practice and moved to London 1992. After graduating with an MA in Furniture Design from the Royal College of Art in 1995, she started partnership studio AZUMI in London, showed their works in several exhibitions and began working for international clients, such as Lapalma (Italy), Authentics (Germany), Habitat (UK) and Muji (Japan). In 2005, she set up her own practice, TNA Design Studio, in London. Since then she has continued to work for furniture and lighting manufacturers as well as designing exhibitions and site specific pieces, together with her team who share her philosophy and aesthetics. Latest projects include; furniture for The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, Hexad tables for Rocket Gallery and Benchmark Furniture (UK), Little Woods lamp for Maxray (Japan), and AT-AT writing bureau for Röthlisberger (Switzerland). She is also involved in group exhibitions with design collective TEN, to raise discussions on environmental issues in the design industry. Her works are in various public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), Crafts Council (UK) and Stedelijk Museum (Holland). She is Project Tutor at Design Products, Royal College of Art (London) since 2005 and is on the Judging panel of Good Design Award (JIDPO, Japan) since 2007. Jury team member at imm Köln Design Award and 100% Design London selection board, in 2010.