Nao Tamura


Golden TURN+

I am delighted to announce our new project TURNPLUS by Ambientec won Archiproducts Design Award 2021!


Honored to be a part of an exhibition ISSEY MIYAKE WATCH 25 watches by 12 designers at 2121 DESIGN SIGHT

12人のデザイナーによる25の腕時計展 2121 DESIGN SIGHT にて23日から。

October 23 (Sat) – November 3 (Wed), 2021


New Sage series from Ambientec currently showing at IFFT “+TALENTS” Tokyo!

IFFT Interior Lifestyle Living 芦沢啓治さんディレクション企画展「+TALENTS」にてAmbientecから発表されたSAGEの第二弾をプロトタイプを通して紹介させて頂いています。

◼️Tokyo Big Sight
DATE:10/18- 10/20/ 10am – 6pm
LOCATION:TOKYOビックサイト 南1•2ホール


Very honor to be a part of meaningful exhibition “Here We Are! Women in Design 1900 – Today” at Vitra Design Museum among other great talents that I admire.

Vitra Design Museum

23.09.2021 – 06.03.2022

“Be it in furniture design, fashion design, industrial design, or interior design, women have contributed crucially to the development of modern design, both creatively and commercially. And yet books about the history of design often fail to mention them. The exhibition »Here We Are! Women in Design 1900 – Today« at the Vitra Design Museum seeks to help redress the balance. Presenting women designers from the past 120 years, it tells a new, many-voiced story of design against the background of the struggle for equal rights and recognition. Around eighty women in design are showcased in the exhibition, including protagonists of modernism like Eileen Gray, Charlotte Perriand, Lilly Reich, and Clara Porset, business leaders like Florence Knoll and Armi Ratia, but also lesser-known figures like the social reformer Jane Addams. Contemporary positions and future outlooks are represented by such designers as Matali Crasset, Patricia Urquiola, Julia Lohmann, as well as the collectives Matri-Archi(tecture) and Futuress.”


On the occasion of the Venice Biennale of Architecture this unique exhibition brings together the worlds of contemporary art and cutting-edge design through the medium of glass.

Location Murano
Fondazione Berengo Art Space/ Compiello della Pescheria 4 Murano
Daily 10am-5pm
Location Venezia
Berengo Collection/ Calle Larga San Marco 412-413 Venezia
Daily 10am-5pm/ 8pm-10pm, Wednesday closed


Milan, March 2021-Japanese light design brand Ambientec creates sophisticated portable lamps that blend a jeweler’s craftsmanship with the rigor of optical science.

“Light is a powerful symbol of vitality and hope, and TURN+ is intended to be a light that you keep close by, to keep you company through all the moods and moments of your life. A lamp that you light by gently touching it is one that can create a strong sensory and emotional bond.” TURN+ can provide 500 hours of light without electricity, and is fully waterproof.

We would like to share TURN collection with people all over the world and hopefully provide light in times of darkness- Nao Tamura”

Photo:Hiroshi Iwasaki
Contact:Barbara Musso/

The Nova Building

WonderGlass, New project for The Nova Building in Westminster, London with a new Flow[T] ceiling bespoke installation!

“The Nova Building is ultra-modern, beautifully engineered and architecturally daring. A statement for living amid the grandeur of Westminster and Belgravia.”

79a Buckingham Palace Rd,
Westminster, London SW1W 0AJ,
United Kingdom

Elle Decor Design Walk 2020

Elle Decor Japanの木田さん、 Wonderwall代表の片山正通さんと渋谷の街にできたクリエイターたちによる公共トイレプロジェクト「THE TOKYO TOILET」についてお話をさせて頂きます。10/26(月)20:00~21:30

Archive below!
YOUTUBE Elle Decor Japan

The Tokyo Toilet

I am happy to announce my latest project! This project was a part of “The Tokyo Toilet”project organized by The Nippon Foundation. This project aims for the realization of a society where all kinds of diversity are accepted, by building public toilets. 17 toilets that are accessible for anyone regardless of gender, age, or disability will be created. Please check The Tokyo Toilet site for more details!


New color/ Khaki is for sale as a limited model at the Issey Miyake Shop!

“1/6 ワンシックス”に新色バンドが登場

Best of year winner 2019

Sage lamp for Ambientec won interior Design’s 14th annual”Best of Year 2019″ in the Task Lamp category. Thanks for the amazing honor Interior Design.

Category: Task Lamp
Client: Ambientec
Event: Jacob K. Javits Center/ Dec6, 2019

Design Forum

DesignMiami/ SunShower

We are thrilled to introduce installation for LEXUS called “SunShower”at DesignMiami.
Please come by if you are visiting Miami this week!

“Lexus has responded to the fair’s theme of “Elements: Water” by commissioning designer Nao Tamura to create an immersive, multimedia installation that evokes the wondrousness of this natural, outdoor phenomenon. SUNSHOWER was curated by Design Miami/ Curatorial Director Aric Chen and prominent Milan-based curator and author Maria Cristina Didero.

Preview Day/ Tuesday, Dec 3 | Public Days/ Dec 4-8

Motion Graphics: Hiroshi Ouchi (Wow) Technical Director: Yutaka Endo Sound:Aya Nishina

Shiro Kuramata / Talk Event

There will be a talk event: Shiro Kuramata at Museum of Tokyo Modern Art next Sunday. I will be speaking with other designers and so please stop by if you are interested! (Photo: Joe Suzuki)


Nov 10 (SUN), 2019
Time/ 1:30pm-4:30pm
Location/ Museum of Tokyo Modern Art
Organized by PLAT

Good Design Award

TURN is among the awarded winners of the Good Design Award.

“My favorite Design” -the selection from GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2019.
2nd October ~ 25th Octorber
Place: Tokyo Midtown Tower 5F
Good Design Exhibition
31st October ~ 4th November
Place: Tokyo Midtow

Nomad Venice

WonderGlass is presenting special editions at NOMAD VENICE! Please stop by and say hello to WG team.

Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel
Date: Sep 5-8, 2019
Photo: Pol Mauri


We’re delighted to announce that out of over 4,500 entries from 87 different countries, our project TURN by Ambientec has made it onto Dezeen’s longlist in Lighting Design category! Thank you dezeen


Issey Miyake has been the biggest creative influence for me since I was young and this is my honor to be part of his creation. My watch will be the 18th model and I feel overwhelmed but thrilled to be in the collection with other designers I respect. There is an interview/ column on their site; thus, please look it over if you have a moment.
Issey Miyake 1/6 Watch

Milan Design Week 2019

I am happy to introduce my new lightings “Sage” and “TURN” during Milan design week at Galleria Rossana Orlandi.

I will be at the site on the 8th and in the morning of the 9th.
Please come by if you happen to be in Milan!

All the best,

Nao Tamura


Milan Design Week
“Festive glow” Designed by Nao Tamura

9-14 April 2019
9:00am to 8:00pm

Galleria Rossana Orlandi
Via Matteo Bandello 14, 20123 Milano


London Living


Recently, I got this nice lifestyle image of the Tiki Light from Established & Sons
Please take a look at some other images styled in Tilney Court.

Art Direction: Wojtek van Portek @monsieur_ww
Photography: James Champion @jameschampionphotog