profile

Nao Tamura is a designer in the most modern terms. Her talents cross-over cultures, languages, disciplines, concepts and styles with consistency of smart thinking always at the heart of her work. She is truly global in her insights and execution. As a product of Tokyo and New York City creative communities, her solutions are equally at ease in the world of 2-D and 3-D with an uncanny ability to find that emotional connection with the audience. Nao defies the kind of categorization that the industry status-quo often insists upon. Her unique solutions are more than simply design and possess a rare balance of innovation and beauty.

John C Jay
Partner | Global Coexecutive Creative Director
Wieden + Kennedy

exhibits

  year:
Milano Salone Internazionale del
Mobile
Fog Installation 2015
Milano FuoriSalone Momento 2015
Palais De Tokyo Museum D’Days Paris /Horizont 2014
Milano FuoriSalone LEXUS /Amazing in Motion,
Interconnection installation
2014
Milano FuoriSalone WonderGlass /
Morphing installation,
White Flow(T)
2014
Maison & Objet Paris Landscape/WonderGlass 2014
Design Miami WonderGlass / Night Flowt 2013
Miami Design Week / LUMINAIRE Design+World2013 / Flowt 2013
Milano FuoriSalone WonderGlass / Flow(T) 2013
New York Design Trust for
Public Space Event
Artek / Rings 2012
Project 2012 Design for Nature |
Finland
July stool 2012
Milano Salone Internazionale del
Mobile
Seasons 2012
Milano Salone Internazionale del
Mobile, Salone Satellite
Alight 2011
Design Miami / LUMINAIRE transFORM / Seasons 2010
Milano Salone Internazionale del
Mobile, Salone Satellite
Seasons 2010
Tokyo Designer’s Week /
Triology exhibition
au design project / Cypress 2006
Tokyo Designer’s Week au design project / Hexagon, Machina 2005

awards

  category: awards: year:
IF Product Design Award Kitchen / household IF Product Design Award
Elle Deco Japan
International Design Awards
Young Designer Talent 2013
red dot Award Product
Design
red dot Product Design Award
A’ Design Award A’ Bakeware Golden A’ Design Award 2012-2013
Milano Salone Satellite Award Salone Satellite Award 1st prize 2010
Good Design Award Japan Cosmetic Product Good Design Award 2009
The One Show Merit 2008
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design Packaging Good Design Award 2006
IDEA: Industrial Design Excellence Awards Packaging Gold
HOW Magazine: 10th annual International Design Competition Identity
system
Best of Show
IDEA: Industrial Design Excellence Awards Digital
Media
Silver
HOW Magazine: 10th annual International Design Competition Branding Merit
I.D.Magazine: Annual Design Review Honorable
mention
HOW Magazine: 10th annual International Design Competition Packaging Outstanding Achievementa