Born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1966, Tomoko Azumi trained as an architect at Kyoto City University of Arts (1985-89 BA Environmental Design ) and worked for an architectural practice in Tokyo. After she studied Furniture Design at the Royal College of Art (1993-95 MA RCA). After 10 years of partnership of AZUMI, Tomoko Azumi opened t.n.a. Design Studio in 2005. Since its start, t.n.a. Design Studio has been working with UK, European and Japanese clients, for developing products and designing retail, office and exhibition spaces, which includes court rooms furniture for Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
2005- project tutor at Design Products, Royal College of Art, UK 2006-2007 research fellow at London Metropolitan University 2008- member of jury, Good Design Awards, JIDP, Japan 2009 member of selecting board, 100% Design London 2010 member of jury, imm Köln Furniture Fair Design Awards, Germany 2012 member of jury, D&AD Design Awards, UK
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