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Satomi Minoshima is a Japanese designer driven by a passion for exploring the possibilities of different materials and colors. She seeks to understand the singular context surrounding specific colors and materials leading to a new interpretation and perspective of their creation process. By always honoring the tangibility of the object, Minoshima’s design approach combines material-based research and a genuine and poetic narrative to bring her concepts to life. 

She holds degrees from Musashino Art University in Tokyo (2014) and Design Academy Eindhoven (2019) and has exhibited her work internationally. Currently based in the Netherlands, she was recently recognized with Raising Talent Awards Japan from Maison & Objet in 2022.


武蔵野美術大学基礎デザイン学科(2014年)、オランダのデザインアカデミーアイントホーフェン(2019年)を卒業。現在はオランダを拠点にに置き、ヨーロッパを中心に国内外で作品を発表しています。2022年にはメゾンエオブジェ Raising Talent Awards Japanを受賞。







2019- present     Design studio Satomi Minoshima

2018- present     Freelancer at Lex Pott
2015-2019           B.A. Design Academy Eindhoven, Department of Man & Activity
                            Graduated Cum Laude
2018                    Intern at Lex Pott, Rotterdam

2017                    Intern at we+, Tokyo

2012-2014           Graphic designer at Stationery company MARK’S inc., Tokyo

2008-2012           B.A. Musashino Art University,

                            Department of Science of Design, Tokyo

1989                    Born in Kanagawa, Japan


2022            Maison & Objet  Raising Talent Awards Japan 

2021            TOYO SEIKAN INNOVATION CHALLENGE, first place
2019            Nomination Melkweg prize

2018            Nominated for the Ontwerpwedstrijd Cor Unum Design Contest  

2012            Tokyo Midtown Award 2012



2021           Pola Art Foundation, JP
2019           FORMAT 2019, Z33, BL


Aug 2022      Research! Design with Fascinating Processes, MUJI, Tokyo, JP

May 2022      Design Fest Ghent, Design Museum Gent, Gent, BL

Oct 2021       BETWEEN NO-LONGER AND NOT YET, Kazerne, NL

Feb 2021      re-FORMAT, Z33, BL
Mar 2020      The Circle, Dutch Invertuals, Kazerne, Eindhoven, NL

Mar 2020      ROOM ON THE ROOf, De Bijenkorf, Eindhoven, NL
Feb 2020      OBJECT Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

Jan 2020       Alert Objects, Gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, LT

Oct 2019       The Circle, Dutch Invertuals, NL

Sep 2019      TALENT INVASION, Tassenmuseum,NL

Oct 2018       Clay Stories, Ceramic Minor, Dutch Design Week 2018, NL

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