Tomoyuki Matsuoka, born 1970 in Mie, Japan. Educated at Chiba University in Japan, industrial design, and Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole in Copenhagen, architecture.
Tomoyuki’s designs are simple and minimalistic without being anonymous, and he has a sensitive eye for nuances in both colour and shape.
Tomoyuki lets “the rhythm of nature” guide his work as a designer. He believes that understanding the user’s requirements and habits enables the creation of a superior product. His aim is to portray objects which are simple, beautiful and functional.
Tomoyuki now lives in Tokyo. The impressions he took back to Tokyo are reflected in his work and have contributed to him becoming the designer he is today. Big Island and Small Island are good examples of how the Scandinavian and the Japanese influences compliment each other.