Nendo

1977

Born in Toronto, Canada

2000

B.A. in Architecture, Waseda Univ., Tokyo

2002

M.A.in Architecture, Waseda Univ., Tokyo
Established “nendo” in Tokyo

2005

Established Milan Office

2006

A Lecturer for Showa Women’s Univ., Tokyo
Established “one percent products” in Tokyo
“The 100 Most Respected Japanese” in Newsweek magazine

2007

“The Top 100 Small Japanese Companies” in Newsweek magazine

2008

The monograph “nendo” is published by daab (Germany)
“cabbage chair” is selected for collections by MoMA (NY),
MAD (NY) and Musee des Arts Decoratifs (Paris)

2009

A Lecturer for Kuwasawa Design School
Private exhibition at Friedman Benda gallery (NY)

Exhibitions, Prizes

2002

KOIZUMI International Lighting Design Competition
for Students / Gold Award
SD Review / Award Winner
Tokyo Designers Block / FRAME Award for Installation

2003

Milan International Furniture Fair (Salone Satellite)
/ Design Report Award Special Mention
Tokyo Designers Block / TDB Award
Tokyo Designers Week / Design Premio

2004

Paris International Furniture Fair (Design Lab)
International Furniture Fair in Cologne (Spinoff)
Stockholm Furniture Fair (Green House)
Milan International Furniture Fair (Swedese + Salone Satellite)
JCD Design Award / Rookie Award
Good Design Award / Award Winner
ELLE DECO International Design Award / Japan Nomination

2005

Stockholm Furniture Fair (Swedese)
“Shanghai Cool” Exhibition at Duolun Museum (Shanghai, China)
Milan International Furniture Fair (DePadova, Oluce, Swedese)
ICFF New York (NYC, USA)
Private Exhibition “AMA-YADO LOUNGE” in DesignTide(Tokyo, Japan)
JCD Design Award / Award for Excellence + Special Mention
JID Award Biennial / Grand Prix + Interior Product Award x 2

2006

Stockholm Furniture Fair (Swedese, Blastation)
Milan International Furniture Fair
(Cappellini, Thonet Vienna, Swedese)