YOY is a Tokyo-based design studio founded in 2011 by Naoki Ono (Japan, 1981) and Yuki Yamamoto (Japan, 1985). They set “between space and object” as their design theme to design furniture, lighting and interior spaces. Their works have been sold all over the world and are included in the collection of MoMA, New York. YOY has been recognized across the globe with numerous international awards. Appointed as part-time lecturer at Musashino Art University since 2015.

2017 Red Dot Award: Product Design
2016 NYC x DESIGN Awards
Design Intelligence Award / Innovation Prize
2015 Asia Pacific Interior Design Award / Silver Prize
SDA Award / Jury Prize
2014 ELLE DECOR Japan Young Japanese Design Talent
SDA Award / First Prize
Design For Asia Awards / Merit Recognition
Designreport Award / Special Mention
Salone Satellite Award / Special Mention
2018 Exhibition at Superstudio Piu
2017 Participated in “Art and Design, dialogue with materials” at Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art & Design / Toyama
White Young Innovative / White in the City / Milan
SALONESATELLITE. 20 Years of New Creativity / Milan
2016 Invited exhibition at Gallery Art Lexing / Miami
Solo exhibition at Opificio 31 / Milan
2015 Exhibition at Spazio Rossana Orlandi / Milan
Invited Exhibition at Design Stage / Singapore
Invited Exhibition at Ambiente Talents / Frankfurt
2014 Invited exhibition at Tokyo Designers Week
Exhibition at Salone Satellite / Milan
2013 Invited exhibition at Tokyo Designers Week
Invited exhibition at I Saloni World Wide / Moscow
Exhibition at Salone Satellite / Milan
2012 Exhibition at Salone Satellite / Milan

Naoki Ono (left)

Born in 1981. Graduated in architectural design at Kyoto institute of technology in 2008.

Yuki Yamamoto (right)

Born in 1985. Graduated in industrial design at Kanazawa college of Art in 2008.

Photo by Yasuko Furukawa