I am thrilled to be one of the speakers at TEDxWasedaU, a TED TALK event hosted by Waseda University on June 26, 2022. The theme of this year is “Dear Us” and “Connection”.
I will speak about “the power of interconnection” and look back on my journey as a designer beginning at the age of 19. -In these times of Pandemic, war, racism, and rapid change, I hope that this talk will provide an opportunity to reaffirm the deep connections between us.
DATE: June 26th, 2022
LOCATION: Shibuya CROSS TOWER
Happy to introduce CASCADE and to be part of SOTTOVETRO an exhibition curated by Jean Blanchaert by WonderGlass!
PUBLIC DATES: 08.04. 2022 – 15.05. 2022
Opening Hours: Daily – 10:00AM – 5:00PM
LOCATION: Fondazione Berengo Art Space
Campiello della Pescheria 4, Murano
“Made in WonderGlass” is pleased to present SottoVetro, an exhibition curated by renowned art critic Jean Blanchaert within the prestigious surroundings of the Fondazione Berengo, in conjunction with the 59th Venice Biennale and the 2022 edition of Homo Faber.
WonderGlass intends to take visitors into an intimate landscape with this exhibition, presenting each artist’s secret – recipe – for creativity.
This coterie of contemporary artists and their artistic approaches to glass create a unified landscape of vibrant patterns, enticing textures, and pulsing colour palettes that spread their visual appeal. The observer is asked to explore the various combinations of materials that provide a powerful semantic effect, presenting itself in radically distinct experiences each time.
I am delighted to announce our new project TURNPLUS by Ambientec won Archiproducts Design Award 2021!
21 21 DESIGN SIGHT
Honored to be a part of an exhibition ISSEY MIYAKE WATCH 25 watches by 12 designers at 2121 DESIGN SIGHT
October 23 (Sat) – November 3 (Wed), 2021
New Sage series from Ambientec currently showing at IFFT “+TALENTS” Tokyo!
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.
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.”
GLASS TO GLASS
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.
Fondazione Berengo Art Space/ Compiello della Pescheria 4 Murano
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”
The Nova Building
WonderGlass, New project for The Nova Building in Westminster, London with a new Flow[T] ceiling bespoke installation!
THE NOVA BUILDING
“The Nova Building is ultra-modern, beautifully engineered and architecturally daring. A statement for living amid the grandeur of Westminster and Belgravia.”
Elle Decor Design Walk 2020
The Tokyo Toilet
ISSEY MIYAKE WATCH
New color/ Khaki is for sale as a limited model at the Issey Miyake Shop!
ISSEY MIYAKE WATCH
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.
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.
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)
Good Design Award
TURN is among the awarded winners of the Good Design Award.
WonderGlass is presenting special editions at NOMAD VENICE! Please stop by and say hello to WG team.