Authour List

ADF

ADF

NPO Aoyama Design Forum

ADF was established in 2009, as a nonprofit organization(NPO), with the aim of contributing to the improvement of education and culture related to design by building a wide range of networks with domestic and international organizations and citizens through collection of various information related to design and information dissemination.

Akihiro Yamamoto

Akihiro Yamamoto

Artist

Graduated from Onomichi City University, Department of Fine Arts. Both his works and arts are related to the old buildings; He makes art installation from abandoned houses and also works as a renovator of old Japanese houses and small businesses.

Amanda Joy Calobrisi

Amanda Joy Calobrisi

Artist and Freelance Writer

Amanda Joy Calobrisi is a painter living and working in Chicago, IL. She received a MFA in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Post-Baccalaureate degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston and a BA in Art with a minor in Psychology from University of Massachusetts at Boston. She is currently a lecturer at The School of the Art Institute where she teaches painting and drawing.

Aya Kawabata

Aya Kawabata

Artist, Art Director, Designer

Aya is a designer, and artist from Tokyo, Japan. MFA in Design at Cranbrook Academy of Art. She currently splits her time between her job in NYC and traveling to speak at design festivals throughout Europe. From ages 3 to 18 she studied classical violin; this early and extensive study of music continues to be a big influence on her process.

Ellen Boonstra

Ellen Boonstra

Lifestyle Journalist & PR/Marketing Consultant

Specializing in PR, media relations and integrated brand marketing, Ellen is an experienced journalist, editor and business-event planner. With over two decades of expertise in the media, her career has taken her to Europe, Japan, Australia and Thailand, collaborating with a wide network of international clients. Ellen’s interest in art, contemporary design, travel, photography, fashion and architecture channels into her authentically creative approach.

Enza Migliore

Enza Migliore

Designer and Researcher

Designer and PhD from Italy, JSPS Post-Doctoral Fellow at Tokyo Metropolitan University. Working internationally between Italy, China and Japan, she explores meaning, impact, and the relative public information of products and materials, through a critical perspective and with an approach on the boundary between Design, Science and Art. She collaborates with chemists to experiment material scenarios, meanings, opportunities, and knowledge.

Kumon

Kumon

Artist, Freelance Writer

B.1981 Osaka, Japan. School: MFA in painting and drawing at School of Art Institute of Chicago. Hobby: Fishing

Matteo Belfiore

Matteo Belfiore

Architect and Researcher

Italian licensed architect based in Tokyo. Researcher at Kengo Kuma Lab, University of Tokyo. Founding partner at Enerbrain Japan. Former director of the international architectural firm Richard Bliah Associates in Tokyo. Alongside professional practice, he is active in architecture criticism and organizer of events on architecture and design.

Meiling

Meiling

Creative Director / Musician

Half Japanese, half Malaysian (Chinese). Graduated from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) Department at Art Institute, Ceramics Design Major. From May 2018, she moved her base to Guangzhou, China. She also began her music and reading activities in Guangzhou again. Her hobby is traveling. She still loves Thailand although having visited in various countries.

Rika Ito

Rika Ito

Writer, UX Designer

She had been engaged in the development of products for seasoning makers and learned about the difficulty of corporate branding through design. Currently, she works as a freelance content writer about broad topics of design in NY. With the skills to use Adobe CC software, she works for several local brands as UX designer.

Riley Yaxley

Riley Yaxley

Development Writer

Riley Yaxley is an arts professional and writer living and working in Chicago, IL. They are currently finishing their Master of Arts in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse at DePaul University where they previously received their Bachelor of Arts in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse. Riley works at the Art Institute of Chicago as the Development Writer.

小野寺匠吾 / Shogo Onodera

小野寺匠吾 / Shogo Onodera

Founder of Office Shogo Onodera

Shogo Onodera studied architecture at Hosei University in Tokyo. In 2010, after working several types of design offices in Tokyo and Paris, he joined SANAA in Tokyo. With over 10 years of those experiences, he built a diverse design base with leadership roles for developing and executing projects around the world. In the end of 2017, he established Office Shogo Onodera.

Takafumi Tsukamoto

Takafumi Tsukamoto

Architect

Registered Architect in Japan. After graduating from university, he worked at Tokyo's atelier architectural design office and acquired a licensed architect. After that, he used a working holiday to spread knowledge and he went to London. Currently working as a freelance architect in Berlin, working with German contemporary artists, he is also working as an architect of the designer team aty-p.

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Tsutomu Yoshikawa

Lead Architect

Born in UK. Graduated Master of architecture degree in California. Programmed with strong computational designing and fabrication. Achieved the scalability in design. Working at an architecture office in London. Projects of Masterplan, office building, hotel, museum, concert hall, products. Personal projects: Working on houses, product, rings and jewelry.

Virginia Alluzzi

Virginia Alluzzi

Product Designer

She currently works for a composites design Startup. After humanistic studies, she majors in Industrial Design and starts collaborating with institutional channels like Fuorisalone, to promote emerging designers through a brand new event, Illuminazioni. She is passionate about Italian Furniture Design and is fascinated by the aesthetics of everyday things.