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:
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:
Elle Deco Japan
International Design Awards
Young Designer Talent 2013
IF Product Design Award Kitchen / household IF Product Design Award
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