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About Sayoko Shibuya : Born in Nagoya, Japan. Sayoko was educated in Architecture, Interior and furniture design both in England and Japan. It was during her undergraduate studies in London, Sayoko broadened her design spectrum to incorporate furniture design whilst also developing spatial practice. At Master’s level (at Goldsmiths, University of London), she deepened her understanding of theory behind the designs. Experienced two cultural experiences; Japanese and British, it brought understanding of differences and the similarities in her everyday life. This cultural background has even more broadened her imagination for design, which based in simplicity and minimal. She also experiments with material its natural ability or explore their potential possibility.
STATEMENT OF ART:
After having been educated in interior design and architecture, physical feeling became important to the development of my designs. As well as approaching projects from different aspects to solve problems, examining ideas is also one of the important key points during the development process. Experiencing different cultures in the UK has taught me the importance of being open minded and having flexibility to accept similarities and differences, which has widened my design understanding. Design is for human beings to enhance their life, therefore understanding environments, cultures and all kind of aspects around us is essential. However, in terms of the functional side, neutral thought is crucial to avoid reducing possible opportunities for everyone. The fundamental concept behind all of the designs is to portray an elegant simplicity, mirroring my Japanese minimalist influence.

ORGANIZATION:
SAYOKO DESIGNS

EDUCATION:
2012-2013 Design MA, Goldsmiths Univerisity of London, London/UK
2010-2012 Design, Interior and applied Arts BA, Middlesex university, London/UK

EXPERIENCE:
2013 Established my own brand straight after completing masters, London/UK

EVENTS:
2015 Designersblock, Exhibitor, The bargehouse, London/UK
2014 Tent London, Exhibitor, The Old Truman Brewery, London/UK
2014 One Year On: New Designers,Exhibitor, Businss Design Centre, London/UK
2014 Salone Satellite, Exhibitor, Salone de mobile, Milan/Italy
2013 Salone Satellite, Exhibitor, Salone de mobile, Milan/Italy

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2016, "lamp:blue", Icon p124 January, UK
2015 "teapot mug", Inhabitat, http://inhabitat.com/brilliant-artists-turn-ordina
ry-materials-into-extraordinary-furnishings-for-de
signersblock/, September, US
2015 "lamp:blue", Indian Art n Design, http://globalhop.indiaartndesign.com/2015/09/desig
n-savvy-designersblock-at-ldf-2015.html, September, India
2014 "table:anchor", Byggeri+arkitektur p52, May, Denmark
2014 "teapot mug", Diario Design, http://diariodesign.com/2014/05/escogemos-nuestros
-jovenes-disenadores-top-10-lo-mejor-de-salone-sat
ellite-i/, May, Spain
2014 "table:anchor", Salon, http://salon.com.ua/trends1/2014/06/04/fiziki-i-xi
miki/, May, Ukraina
2014 "lamp:blue and teapot mug", NYKYINEN DESIGN & CO, http://nykyinen.com/sayoko-shibuya-blue-and-teapot
-mug/, May, Italy
2014 "lamp:blue", Diisign, http://www.diisign.com/2014/04/milan-2014-selectio
n-diisign/, April, France
2014 "lamp:blue", Archijob, http://www.archijob.co.il/archijob_news/one_news.a
sp?IDNews=3813#.VtTQBxh-fIr, April, Israel
2013 "lamp: blue", Podio, http://www.podiomx.com/2013/04/salon-satelite-de-l
a-feria-de-milan-2013.html, April, Mexico

ACCOLADES:
2012, Fisrt class honour, Middlesex University, UK

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Japanese: Native
English: Advanced

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Photoshop, Advanced
Adobe Illustrator, Intermediate
Adobe Indesign, Advanced
Vectorworks, Advanced
Rhinoceros: Advanced
Microsoft office: Advanced
Keyshot: Advanced
Autocad: Intermediate

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2015 - current "Graduate Designer Scheme" Goldsmiths University of London, London/UK

HOBBIES:
Swimming, jogging, stretching to keep fit
Knitting, Crouchetting to make small items to clothing
Calligraphy to keep relax
Reading maps

WEB SITE:
http://www.sayokodesigns.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.sayokodesigns.com/gallery

REGISTRATION DATE:
2016-02-18 22:51:03

COUNTRY:
Great Britain

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Start-Up

Awards received by Sayoko Shibuya


Blue Lamp

A' Design Award Winner for Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category in 2015
SAYOKO SHIBUYA for Sayoko Designs
Teapotmug Teapot

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category in 2015
SAYOKO SHIBUYA for Sayoko Designs

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