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Tomo Kimura

Torino based Zen Shiatsu & Furniture Design operator

Born in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo, in 1975

After graduating in Human Sciences in Japan at Sapporo Gakuin University in 1999, decided to spend some time in Italy
In 2002 got his diploma in Interior Design from Accademia Cappiello, Firenze

Soon after, started to cooperate with Giovannoni e Associati and Giani_Cipollini Interior Design studios in Firenze,
and then in 2004 with Toscana Contract, also in Firenze

Realizing that his primary interest was Industrial Design, decided to further specialize
attending IED, rst in Roma, then in Torino, getting his diploma in 2009 In the meanwhile:

Took part in the 2007 edition of the designboom competition Love Your Earth
organized by Tokyo Design Week resulting among the ones selected to be exhibited in town

In 2008, year of Torino World Design Capital, was selected for the competition Canavese Connexion
organized by Design Gang Network and the city of Ivrea and projected Airo - Single Action Mixer with designer Andrea Sanna for A.PNE.S
+ Participated in the event in residence - 48 people in 48 hours, talking about the meaning of design
(Pieke Bergmans / brh+ / C12 / Glyph. / Julia Lohmann / Tomas Gabzdil Libertiny / Liliana Ovalle / Raw-Edges Design Studio & students)
In 2009, was selected to expose his oating chair Clara in the IED stand at Fuori Salone during Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan
In 2007-2009 worked on projects for:
Eataly, Packaging design - "Food Bricks" packet lunch
IVAT (Institut Valdotain de l’Artisanat de Tradition), Light design - "DENKYU" lampshade
Pininfarina extra, Interaction design (Design for All) - "Take it Easy" bus stop & info point
Nikon, COOLPIX concept - "Add Sight" COOLPIX with remotable lens
Ferrero, Chocolate design - "Piccolo piacere" liquor-lled chocolate drops
Sabelt, Brand extension - "SABag" skatable trolley
Whirlpool, Stand alone Fridge - "LUNG" horizontal fridge with integrated air purifying system