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About Atelier Yocto
We believe that the ideal tool should incorporate itself in to the everyday life of the user and its beauty will keep growing as it is used.
When working with a good tool, its charm will grow on you and inspire you to continue working with it for a long time.
Yocto is the smallest standard prefix for the SI units of measurement in the International System of Units. (1 yocto = 1/1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000)
We start from designing a tool, which can be considered as a small unit of everyday life. We then expand our work to design furniture and further housing and environments for people to live in.
The process is like fractals, known as expanding symmetry: a tiny building block is similar to a large whole.
Our products are made following three steps: designing, creating, and using. If we aren't happy with the finished product we will start the process again.
Forming a unique relationship between a tool and a user can increase the user’s happiness. We want to emulate a complete connection between tool and user.
This is our companies goal.
We hope that our designs will grow and even be transformed through communication with our customers.
Born in Shimane, JAPAN
1998 B.A. in Architecture, Musashino Art University, Tokyo
1998-2004 Worked as a carpenter specialized in the Japanese traditional method of construction
2004-2009 Independent as a furniture maker in Sumida, Tokyo
2009-2012 B.A. in Wood orientated Furniture Design, HDK Steneby, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
2013 Established "Atelier Yocto" in Hakusyu, Yamanashi
Born in Tokyo, JAPAN
1997 B.A. in Architecture, Musashino Art University, Tokyo
1999-2002 Worked in the design office specialized in refurbishment of Japanese traditional houses
2002-2009 Established own design office
2003-2006 Management to an antique shop "una mano" in Sumida, Tokyo
2010-2011 Free-standing course in Textile-Garment-Design, HDK Steneby, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
2015 Participated in "Atelier Yocto" in earnest