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Tomoko Azumi

Tomoko Azumi ( born in 1966, Hiroshima, Japan ) is an interior and furniture designer based in London.  She studied architecture and interior design at Kyoto City University of Art, worked in architectural studio in Tokyo, then moved to London in 1992.  She finished a master course of Furniture Design at the Royal College of Art in 1995.  After her activities as a partnership AZUMI ( 1995-2004 ), she started her own practice TNA Design Studio in East London in 2005.

At TNA Design Studio, her main fields are furniture, lighting products, interior design and exhibition space design.  She has been collaborating with international clients such as Benchmark Furniture ( UK ) , Lapalma ( Italy ), Maxray ( Japan ), Röthlisberger ( Switzerland ) and Swarovski ( Austria ), as well as interior design for The Supreme Court of United Kingdom, shops for Harrys of London and exhibition designs for the Crafts Council ( UK ). 

Her works are in several permanent collections include Victoria & Albert Museum and Geoffrey Museum in London and Stedelijk Museum ( Netherlands ).  She has been a project teacher at the Design Products of Royal College of Art since 2005 and a research fellow at London Metropolitan University from 2006 to 2009.  Also she is a member of jury for Good Design Award in Japan since 2006 and member of selection board for 100% Design London in 2010 and a member of jury for imm Design Award at the Cologne Furniture Fair on 2010 and 2011.