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.


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Jun Furukawa

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  

Yuka Sato

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