Nao Tamura


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


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

World of Modern Design


Thank you designmilk with amongst the other talented women!
Read article >> DesignMilk

Weaving the light for Panasonic


The project “WEAVING THE LIGHT” for Panasonic is shown at Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi, Tokyo ) from November 1 to 5, 2017! Please come by and check the installation.

“WEAVING THE LIGHT” Light and space brought to life by future life sources. The next generation light device, laser, is highly directional and very efficient even at high intensity. Taking advantage of these features and by weaving fiber like gossamer threads, the collaboration has created lighting that brings new value to spaces.

Date: Nov 1 – 5, 2017
Time: 11:00 – 21:00
Place: Tokyo Midtown Courtyard
Akasaka 9-7-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo



I am happy to announce the launch of Botanica paper by Japanese paper company Fukunaga. Please come and see the exhibition かみの重力展 if you are in Japan.

Date:Oct 19日-Nov 6
Time:11:00am to 7:00pm
Place:Living Motif
5-17-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo



Mostra in Murano


Light Blowing Exhibition
A group exhibition curated by Ilaria Ruggiero and Samantha Punis called Light Blowing in Murano Italy.

10th September to 12th November 2017
Murano Gallery LUab 4.0
Calle Vivarini 6⁄a
30141 Murano⁄Venice

Between time and light

I am pleased to announce Fluid installation by WonderGlass during MilanSalone 2017.
Please stop by and look over the Fluid collection as well as the installation features Calliope by Marcel Wanders.

Installation at Instituto Dei Ciechi
Location: Via Vivaio 7, Milano

[fluid] by Nao Tamura
There is a moment when the sun hits the surface of the lagoon,the lens of water creates beautiful sparks of light.[fluid] captures that spark of ephemeral beauty and turns it into a source of light. It creates a fluid ripple of light just like when a droplet hits the surface of still water.


SaloneSatellite. 20 Years of New Creativity


In 2010, I exhibited my project “Seasons” at SaloneSatellite. And I am sure that was the place/time I started my career. I can’t thank enough for Marva and all the people who involved in SaloneSatellite. I am very happy and honored to be part of this exhibition to celebrate SaloneSatellite’s 20th anniversary!

Milan 2017


Established & Sons Salone Internazionale del Mobile

Pavilion 16-D43
Fiera Milan, Rho
4 April-9 April 2017




I am very honor to be part of Luminaire’s innovative use of design to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, the groundbreaking Love philanthropic series of charity auctions returns for its fourth edition this fall with GlasLove.
Glass, characterized by the duality of its strong yet fragile nature, is a poetically fitting medium that reflects the spirit of those battling the disease. For this special event, highly collectible, one-off, limited-edition, or prototype works created in glass were created by distinguished international designers and design manufacturers, including Nendo, Marcel Wanders, Tadao Ando, Naoto Fukasawa, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Todd Bracher, Sebastian Herkner, Nao Tamura, Omer Arbel, Tord Boontje, Glas Italia, Lasvit, Arcade, Bocci, Swarovski, and Venini, among others. -My best regards to dearest Nargis and Nasir Kassamali, and special thanks to WonderGlass to donate the glass pieces.

Online Auction | September 19 – October 11, 2016

Preview | Starting Sept 19
Exhibition | Sept 26 – Oct 11
Luminaire Lab
3901 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
Monday – Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM




I am happy to be part and showing a specially commissioned work by WonderGlass at the CHAMBER NYC gallery curated by Andrew Zuckerman!
Please stop by to check out the collection if you are in New York.

Opening Thursday May 19.
Address: 515 W 23rd Street NY, NY 10011