Nao Tamura studied communication design at Parsons School of Design in New York. She later founded her studio in Tokyo and is currently based in New York City. As a product of the 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. Nao defies the kind of categorization that the industry status-quo often insists upon. Her unique solutions are more than simply design and possess a rare balance of innovation and beauty.
Nao Tamura has received a number of prestigious awards, including: the IF Product Design Award, Red Dot Award, Industrial Design Excellence Award (Gold), and Milano Salone Satellite Award (1st prize).