Nao Tamura

Venitian green blue sky, night sky and morning white sky. Which one do you prefer? . . . . #lighting #design #installati … (©2021 by nownao)
“The reflections of the Venetian cityscape glistening on the evening water hints at an imaginary city below the moving s … (©2021 by nownao)
Fortunately, Flow[T] had became an iconic piece for @wonderglassltd since 2013, and we have been expanding its family. W … (©2021 by nownao)
Yes, TURN+ is a second generation of TURN(left), and it shares overall look and feel. “In today’s world where low cost m … (©2021 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.

John C Jay


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
Milano Salone Internazionale del
Fog Installation | WonderGlass ’16
Milano FuoriSalone Momento | WonderGlass ’15
Palais De Tokyo Museum D’Days Paris | Horizont ’14
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


IF Product Design Award | Kitchen | Household (Germany)
Good Design Award | Lighting (Japan)
Interior Design Award | Best of year Winner | Task Light (USA)
Dezeen Award | Longlist | Lighting Design Category (UK)
Red Dot Design Award | Tableware (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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