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Tomoko Kita

Tomoko translates low technology and old cultures to current lifestyles with practical & enjoyable solutions. Using her insight led and human-centered approach to design she rethinks and redesigns both how devices work and how to use them.

Tomoko set up her own studio T Magpie Design  / Tomoko Kita Studio in the Netherlands in 2016 after seven years experience in several design studios in Osaka, London and Hong Kong.

She was in charge of projects with world leading companies, collaborative projects with traditional craftsmen and local industry, and international exhibitions.

She has showcased at several international exhibitions in Japan, Italy, Germany and the U.K. Prior to one year of studies on the M.A Design Products course at the Royal College of Art she graduated from Kingston University, with an Honours bachelor's degree in product and furniture design and had completed her BSc in Japan. 



2016-                T Magpie Design  Tomoko Kita studio 

2014-                T.Magpie Design
2009-2014       Toshiyuki Kita Design Laboratory , Japan

2008-2009       SKANDIUM, United Kingdam

2015.8-10         Kohler, london design studio-intern

2007.10-12       Michael Young Design studio- Intern

2007.7-8           Vitra Workshop - Intern





2014-2015    Design Products, School of design , Royal College of Art

                          (Performed one year of studies in pursuit of M.A. before exiting program)


2004-2007 B.A. in (Hons) Product and Furniture design,

                        Faculty of art design and architecture, Kingston University London



2018. 2          Shogito  / Jeux de Cannes 2018 / Cannes

2017.11         Shogito  / Hyper Japan 2018 / London

2017.10         Shogito & Chess / SPIEL 2018 /Essen

2017. 4          One of Soft 2017 , The Book Light / Milano Salone del Mobile Fabrica del Vapore / Milan

2017. 4          Shogi-to / Milano Salone del Mobile Satelite / Milan

2015. 4          One of Soft/ Milano Salone del Mobile Satelite / Milan

2014. 4          Bimbi /Selected for Temporary museum for New design / Milan

2013. 11        Bimbi/ Liveng & Design 2013 / Osaka

2009.6           The Book Light / Interior Life style 2009 / Tokyo

2008.8           The Book Light /  selected by Editor's ChoiceHome & Interior  / Scotland

2007. 9          The Book Light ( p45 ) / TENT LONDON / London  

2005.4           Short film (Kingston University, British Council) )/ Milano Salone del Mobile / Milan

2003.4           Children chair/ HANAWAKATOMO /Milano Salone del mobile, Satelite / Milan


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