Asian Designers

They are experimenting, bold and without any doubt very talented! Here are some exiting works!

Frank Chou

Frank Chou Design Studio which was founded in 2012 by Frank Chou now has become the most representative independent design studio in China. The studio captures the essence of material and object and creates elegant and long-lasting design pieces. The studio tries to balance aesthetic differences between the East and West through an unique perspective.

Nao Tamura

Nao Tamura is a designer in the most modern terms. Her talents cross-over cultures, languages, disciplines, concepts and styles with consistency of smart thinking always at the heart of her work. She is truly global in her insights and execution. As a product of Tokyo and New York City creative communities, her solutions are equally at ease in the world of 2-D and 3-D with an uncanny ability to find that emotional connection with the audience.

Design for industry

They always think about newness, beauty, and comfortable use, and they devote ourselves to creating things with meticulous attention to detail, in close collaboration with all of the people who conceive, make, and sell them.


There are so many small ” ! ” moments hidden in our everyday. But we don’t recognize them. And even when we do recognize them, we tend to unconsciously reset our minds and forget what we’ve seen. But we believe these small ” ! ” moments are what make our days so interesting, so rich. That’s why we want to reconstitute the everyday by collecting and reshaping them into something that’s easy to understand. We’d like the people who’ve encountered Nendo’s designs to feel these small ” ! ” moments intuitively. That’s Nendo’s job.

Corners, Squares, Chop Sticks
Rolling Board
Jellyfish Vase

Kang Myung Sun

While her works are based on traditional craft technique that has been declining, she interprets contemporary culture and transforms into modernised form. Pursuing the beauty of structure, Kang utilizes the traditional craftsmanship used for lacquer work inlaid with mother-of-pearl in innovative way to emphasize the unique nature of the material and, ultimately, seeks to show us natural aspects of her works through organic and unstandardized.