Nao Tamura

Designed with the ever changing work life relationship in mind, I created Kanso sofa/bench for HBF, a customizable desig … (by nao tamura)
Light is the greatest symbol of life and hope and instantly becomes the most precious asset one can hope to have in the … (by nao tamura)
I was delighted to meet @claudiamoreirasalles at Design Miami. I have known her furniture but it was first time to see h … (by nao tamura)
Thank you for everyone who came to the Lexus booth and especially thank you for art curators Maria Christina @MCdidero a … (by nao tamura)


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


Design MiamiSunShower | LEXUS’19
Milano FuoriSaloneFestive Glow | Ambientec’19
AXIS GalleryTURN, Sage | Ambientec’19
LightBox GalleryIsseyMiyake Watch + Ambientec’19
Milano FuoriSaloneFluid | WonderGlass’17
Milano Salone Internazionale del
Fog Installation | WonderGlass’16
Milano FuoriSaloneMomento | WonderGlass’15
Palais De Tokyo MuseumD’Days Paris | Horizont’14
Milano SaloneAmazing in Motion | LEXUS’14
Milano FuoriSaloneMorphing installation | WonderGlass’14
Maison & Objet ParisLandscape | WonderGlass’14
Design MiamiNight Flowt | WonderGlass’13
Miami Design Week / LUMINAIREDesign+World2013’13
Milano FuoriSaloneFlow(T) | WonderGlass’13
New York Design Trust for
Public Space Event
Rings | Artek’12
Finland Project 2012 Design for NatureJuly stool | Nikari’12
Milano Salone Internazionale del
Seasons | Covo’12
Milano Salone Internazionale del
Mobile, Salone Satellite
Design Miami / LUMINAIREtransFORM | Seasons’10
Milano Salone Internazionale del
Mobile, Salone Satellite


IF Product Design Award | Kitchen | Household (Germany)
Good Design Award | Home furniture (Japan)
Interior Design Award | Best of year | Task Light (USA)
Red Dot Design Award (Germany)
ADI Design Index | tableware (Italy)
A’ Design Award | Golden A’ Design Award (Italy)
EDIDA | Young Designer Talent (Japan)
Milano Salone Satellite Award | 1st prize (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)


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