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Friday 15 January 2016 Press Latest

En exhibition has extended its date - 'Prototype & Experiment Ⅷ" at Aram Gallery.

The final product and process models of Dining chair Flow for ercol is in exhibition called 'Prototype & Experiment Ⅷ", together with many other prototypes and experiment pieces by designers and architects.

venue: The Aram Gallery
110 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5SG
date until : Saturday 30 January 2016

Also there are on-line articles on this exhibition, which includes our Flow chair process models pictured;

Icon Magazine
Elle Decoration

Prototype & Experiments at Aram Gallery

Tuesday 1 December 2015 Launch & Exhibition

The final product and process models of Dining chair Flow for ercol is in exhibition called 'Prototype & Experiment Ⅷ", together with many other prototypes and experiment pieces by designers and architects.

venue: The Aram Gallery
110 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5SG
date: 30 Nocember 2015 - 16 January 2016

“Timeline from 1815 to 2015” 1:16 at tokyobike unti 4 October

Sunday 4 October 2015 Launch & Exhibition

tokyobike Shoreditch is hosting an exhibition of Tomoko Azumi and Onetosixteen, as part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle.

"Timeline from 1815 to 2015 - chairs, interiors and bicycles' is in 1:16 scale, showing seven examples of chairs and their interiors from the last 200 years, alongside the history of bicycle development, from pre-pedal era through various style of bicycle to the tokyobike latest model.

The exhibition also shows work-in-progress of existing and coming models of 1:16, which include Plywood chair by Jasper Morrison and Mezzadro stool by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni.

location: tokyobike Shoreditch / 87-89 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4BA
date: 18 - 4 October 2015


FLOW dining chair - Milano Salone

Thursday 9 April 2015 Launch & Exhibition

Ercol is launching a dining chair which we designed, named FLOW.  Combining their specialities of steam bending and modern jointing, which are all finished by hand, FLOW is designed to bridge Ercol's classical mind to the contemporary dining scene, with ethical usage of materials.

FLOW is stackable as well, for customer's floor management and space saving for shipping.

location: Ercol
Fiera Hall 6, stand C25
Salone International del Mobile

dates: 14 - 19 April 2014 ( open 9.30 - 18.30 )

press contact: Sarah de Mellow <>
international sales contact: Henry Tadros <>




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Chairs, Bicycles and a Little Forest - fuoriSalone

Wednesday 8 April 2015 Launch & Exhibition

tokyobike Milano is kindly hosting a solo exhibition of Tomoko Azumi and t.n.a. Design Studio during the Salone del Mobile time.

We are exhibiting furniture for Zilio A&C and our paper models of chairs and their interiors, called Onetosixteen, which we are producing with Fukunaga Print, Japan.

'Chairs and Bicycles' is a paper diorama, in scale of 1:16, showing 7 examples of chairs and their interiors from the last 200 years, alongside the history of bicycle development, from pre-pedal era through various style of bicycle to the tokyobike latest model.  'Little Forest' is an installation of our coat stand Tra for Zilio A&C, together with our Reclaimed Rooftile Bird Houses.

tokyobike Milano / via Plinio 49/51, 20129 Milano
- very near to famous Bar Basso!

date: 14 - 19 April 2015
opening hours: 14-18 April / 10.00-13.00 & 15.30-19.30 and Sunday 19 April / 11.00-18.00

bicycle time-line supervisor: Tim Dawson


日本発の自転車カルチャーとしてヨーロッパでも人気のtokyobikeのミラノ店が、安積朋子と t.n.a.Design Studioのソロ展を招待してくれました。ショーウィンドウを飾るのはZilio A&Cのためにデザインしたコートスタンド「Tra」、そして福永紙工との共労による『1:16』紙模型シリーズです。

『Chairs and Bicycles』は、16分の1の紙模型による椅子とインテリアの7セットを1815年から2015年までの200年の年表の上に配列し、同じく16分の1のサイズにした自転車の歴史を足したジオラマです。2つの車輪をつなげたものにまたがって地面を蹴ったペダル以前の「自転車の前身」から、さまざまな形とサイズに展開して今の自転車に落ち着くまでの自転車の歴史を、椅子のデザインと一緒に楽しんでください。

tokyobike Milanoは、デザイナーの集合場所Bar Bassoのすぐ近くです!


Trivet for Tumar - fuoriSalone

Wednesday 8 April 2015 Launch & Exhibition

At fuoriSalone, exhibition in city in Milano during the Salone del Mobile, we are showing Trivet for Tumar.

Tumar is a felt manufacturer from Kyrgyzstan, where traditional high quality woolen fabrication is adapted to produce contemporary household items.  We have designed a felt trivet which can also be used as an oven mitten, using their hand finished processes.

The product launch is part of the Hands on Design exhibition, which is assembling several collaborations between traditional craft firms and designers.

Galleria Orsorama, via dell'Orso 14 ( Brera Design District )

13 April 2015 / press preview 18.00 - 21.00
14 - 19 April 2015 / 10.00 - 21.00 ( artisan demonstration 18.00 - 20.00 )

Hands on Design FB site

Hands on Design Invitation for the show

press contact: Yasuko Natsume / +81 90 46020612 / e-mail:

Tumarはギルギスタンから伝統の羊毛工芸を今に伝える会社です。安積朋子と t.n.a. Design Studioではフェルトを立体に成形する技術を応用した鍋敷きをデザインしました。大きなオーブン皿を置ける広い面と、半分に折った丸の2つの形状で使え、鍋つかみとしても活躍します。

Tumarの新商品は、工芸とデザインを繋ぐ発信を続けるブランド『Hands on Design』にて発表されます。

Charity Box Auction

Thursday 18 December 2014 Launch & Exhibition

We took part in "Charity Box Exhibition" in 2011, to raise funds to help the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami victims.  The exhibition was curated by Kazuyo Komoda and other people in Milano, put together within a month to be shown at Salone del Mobile, and demonstrated the designers wish to help after this exceptional disaster.  On the day of 4 years after the earthquake and Tsunami, donated pieces of the collection of the Charity Box Exhibition are going to be auctioned at Sotheby's in Milano, including our charity box "Birdsong Again in Tohoku".

You are able to bid from anywhere in the world - we hope many people will talk about this auction and make the best on the final contribution to people in the Tohoku region who still need our help, 4 years on from the disaster. Please do forward details of this auction to all your friends and colleagues.

venue: Sotheby's / Via Broggi, 19  Milano
date: 11 March 2015
viewing: 10.00-13.00 & 14.00-19.00
auction starts at 19.00

More information about bidding from abroad will be on website of L'isola della Society soon.
Press Release of 'Charity Box Auction'


2011年3月の大震災から間もなく、ミラノ在住のデザイナー菰田和世さんから声がかかり、サローネ期に間に合わせるため大急ぎで制作し、現地に持ち込んだ募金箱を『Charity Box Exhibition』という展示会に出展しました。約60点の作品が集まり、デザインを楽しんでもらいながら募金を集め、非営利団体 L'isola della speranza を通して災地に送りました。その後も世界の4カ所を巡回した展示会の作品が、震災から4年の来年3月11日にミラノでオークションにかけられます。わたしたちの作品は募金をさし込むたびに小鳥がさえずる『Birdsong Again in Tohoku』です。


場所: Sotheby's / Via Broggi, 19  Milano
日時: 11 March 2015
内覧: 10.00-13.00 & 14.00-19.00
オークション開始: 19.00

入札の詳細などはL'isola della speranzaのHPにて追ってお知らせします。

London Design Festival 2014

Sunday 14 September 2014 Launch & Exhibition

At the London Design Festival, we as showing our products at the following events.



Ishinomaki Laboratory at SCP

Our Carry Stool for Ishinomaki Laboratory is shown at SCP, who are hosting an exhibition called 'Simplified Beauty' to introduce products from Japan.

Ishinomaki Laboratory is a post-Tsunami project in Ishinomaki city, one of the disaster areas after the 2011 earthquake, helping to provide employment and regenerate the area.  Tomoko & TNA designed three items for Ishinomaki Laboratory - one is Carry Stool in the picture above, and two others are prototypes of the latest pieces, shown for the first time at SCP.

The latest Icon Magazine, issue 136 October 2014 is featuring Ishinomaki Laboratory and this Carry Stool.


こ の活動が、商品を通じてロンドンで紹介されます。東ロンドンにショップのあるSCPが『Simplified Beauty』と題する展示を開催し、その中心が石巻工房です。数人のロンドン在住のデザイナーの新作とともに、わたしたちがデザインした「Carry Stool」も販売され、この展示のために工房のみなさんががんばってくれた新作2点もお披露目になります。

また、この展示に関連しデザイン雑誌「icon」の最新号、vol.136 Octoberにて石巻工房の活動と家具が何点か紹介され、デザイン・ディレクターの芦沢啓治さんの作品と一緒に「Carry Stool」も紹介されました。

SCP East / 135-139 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BX

dates: 13 - 21 September 2014
launch party: 16 September 2014, 6.30 - 9.00 pm

SCP newsletter


J+I Benches for SlowWood at 100% Design

We launched these J+I Benches this April at the Salone del Mobile in Milano - designed for SlowWood, a union of skilled craftspeople, with concerns about their environment and the succession of craftsmanship at the centre of their activities.

J+I Benches are a part of their first exhibition in London at 100% Design.

この4月のミラノ・サローネで発表したSlowWoodのためのJ+I Benchが100% Designにて紹介されます。SlowWoodは、イタリアの北部に拠点をもつ木工職人の集まりで、木工技術の継承とサステナブルな仕事を活動の中心とするユニークな存在です。

stand L-234, 100% Design London

dates: 17 - 20 September 2014


Design Kaleidoscope at 100% Design

At the centre stage of 100% Design, 'Design Kaleidoscope' is celebrating the 20th edition of 100% Design.  Curated by Gareth Williams, it will cover 5 time periods since 1995, exploring 5 groups of work from each period.

There are 3 pieces from Tomoko Azumi in this exhibition - Table=Chest from 1996, and Spin Table of 2008 and Verso chair from 2012, both for MARK.

100% Designのメインステージとなる特別展『Design Kaleidoscope(デザイン万華鏡)』は、今年で20回目の開催となる100% Design Londonを祝い、過去20年の展示を5年ごとのパートに分け、各パートに5作品を選んだ、とプレス・リリースにありますが、どんな展示なのかは行ってみないとわかりません、、。

この中に、安積朋子のデザインした3点が入ります。1996年、初めてデザイン見本市で展示をした時の展示品『Table=Chest』、2008年と2012年にイギリスの家具レーベルMARKから発表した『Spin Table』と『Verso』の3点です。

Centre stage, 100% Design London

dates: 17 - 20 September 2014
late opening: 18 September 2014, - 9.00 pm


PechaKucha Night at 100% Design

Tomoko Azumi is one of the speakers at 100% Design PechaKucha Night, one of three PechaKucha events during the London Design Festival.

20 slides are introducing her life-time interest in paper models and diorama, her collection of ephemera, and introducing one of her latest projects "1:16 Mini Museum" - flat packed sets of small paper models of historic chairs and interiors, co-produced by Kami no Kosakujo in Japan.

今年のロンドン・デザイン・フェスティバルでは3回のPechaKucha Nightが行われますが、100% Designのレイト・オープニングの回に安積朋子も参加します。

今回のペチャクチャでは、安積朋子の子供の頃からの興味である紙モデルとそれを取り巻く「Ephemera(はかない紙のあれこれ)」に焦点を当て、近年のヴィンテージ紙コレクションを紹介し、この10月に発売になるシリーズ『1:16 Mini Museum』をちらっとご紹介します。『1:16 Mini Museum(16分の1 ミニ・ミュージアム』は、世界の名作椅子とその背景のインテリアを組み立てる紙ジオラマのキットで、かみの工作所との共労です。

Auditorium, 100% Design London

dates: 18 September 2014, 18.00 -
Talks with 100% Design info

useful + beautiful

Thursday 1 May 2014 Launch & Exhibition

Our design TRA for Zilio is in an exhibition just started at Geffrye Museum.   The exhibition is opned until 25 August 2014.

Zilio(伊)のためにデザインしたTRAが、東ロンドンのインテリア博物館 Geffrye Museum での展示会『useful + beautiful』にて展示されています。期間は2014年8月25日までです。