Nao Tamura

"Since 2013, I have been working on the "Moment” series since along with glass manufacture @wonderglassltd . A name that … (©2023 by nownao)
Getting ready for the exhibition “Visionaries: Making Another Perspective @kyotocitykyoceramuseum curated by @noriko_kaw … (©2023 by nownao)
Talk announcement in Madrid! DIMAD presents a serie of exhibitions and activities that will showcase the creativity of l … (©2022 by nownao)
Ambientec X Satoshi Kawamoto 新たに生まれてくるもの、そして枯れていくもの。どちらもぐっとくる、儚くて、でも生命を感じる力強い美しさがある。そんな生と死の世界観を表現したかったという @iamsatoshikaw … (©2022 by nownao)


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.

Nao Tamura has also received a number of prestigious awards including: Gold of Industrial Design Excellence Awards, IF Design Award, Red Dot Design Award, EDIDA/Young Designer Talent, 1st prize of Milano Salone Satellite Award and so on.

-John C Jay


Matadero Madrid Central de Diseño, Japan Desu | Power of Interconnection ’22
Arti oltre i confini Simposio Internazionale Milano | Power of Interconnection ’22
Venice Biennale CASCADE | WonderGlass+Fondazione Berengo ’22
TED TALK Waseda U | Power of Interconnection ’22
Clerkenwell Design Week Triangle | The Tokyo Toilet ’22
Triennale Milano Triangle | The Tokyo Toilet ’22
2121 DESIGN SIGHT Issey Miyake Watch | Seiko ’21
IFFT Interior Lifestyle Living Sage | Ambientec ’21
Design Miami SunShower | LEXUS ’19
Milano FuoriSalone Festive Glow | Ambientec ’19
AXIS Gallery TURN, Sage | Ambientec ’19
LightBox Gallery IsseyMiyake + Ambientec ’19
Milano FuoriSalone Fluid | WonderGlass ’17
Tokyo Design Week Weaving The Light | Panasonic ’17
Milano Salone Internazionale del
Fog Installation | WonderGlass ’16
Milano FuoriSalone Momento | WonderGlass ’15
Palais De Tokyo Museum D’Days Paris | Horizont ’15
Milano Salone Amazing in Motion | LEXUS ’14
Milano FuoriSalone Morphing installation | WonderGlass ’14
Maison & Objet Paris Landscape | WonderGlass ’14
Design Miami Night Flowt | WonderGlass ’13
Miami Design Week / LUMINAIRE Design+World2013 ’13
Milano FuoriSalone Flow(T) | WonderGlass ’13
New York Design Trust for
Public Space Event
Rings | Artek ’12
Finland Project 2012 Design for Nature July stool | Nikari ’12
Milano Salone Internazionale del
Seasons | Covo ’12
Milano Salone Internazionale del
Mobile, Salone Satellite
Alight ’11
Design Miami / LUMINAIRE transFORM | Seasons ’10
Milano Salone Internazionale del
Mobile, Salone Satellite
Seasons ’10


Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity | Category Design, Silver Lion 2022 | The Tokyo Toilet (FRANCE) EDIDA | EDIDA Japanese Social Design Project Award 2020 | The Tokyo Toilet (JAPAN) Archiproducts Design Award | Lighting Winner 2021 | TURN+ (ITALY) EDIDA | EDIDA Japanese Social Design Project Award | The Tokyo Toilet (JAPAN) Good Design Award | Space design for public facility 2021 | The Tokyo Toilet (JAPAN) Good Design Award | Home Furniture | TRUN PLUS(JAPAN) IF Product Design Award | Kitchen | Household | Seasons (GERMANY) Good Design Award | Lighting 2019 | TRUN (JAPAN) Interior Design Award | Best of year Winner | Task Light 2019 | Sage (USA) Dezeen Award | Longlist 2019 | Lighting Design Category | TRUN (UNITED KINGDOM) Red Dot Design Award | Tableware | Seasons (GERMANY) ADI Design Index | Tableware | Seasons (ITALY) A’ Design Award | Golden A’ Design Award | Seasons (ITALY) EDIDA | Young Designer Talent (Japan) Milano Salone Satellite Award | 1st prize 2010 (ITALY) Good Design Award | Cosmetic Product (Japan) The One Show | Merit (USA) The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design | Packaging (USA) IDEA/IDSA: Industrial Design Excellence Awards | Gold (USA) HOW Annual International Design Competition | Best of Show (USA) IDEA/IDSA: Industrial Design Excellence Awards | Digital Media | Silver (USA) HOW Annual International Design Competition | Branding | Merit (USA) I.D. Annual Design Review | Honorable mention (USA) HOW Annual International Design Competition | Packaging Outstanding Achievement (USA)