Aki Motoyama, known for incorporating her artistic and intercultural perspectives to her design, was born in 1986 and spent her life both in Japan and the United States.
She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design in 2008, where she was honored with the Barbara & Dorothy Heers Freshman Award. During and after her studies in Michigan, Motoyama studied furniture design and fabrication in Copenhagen and Boston.
In 2010 she attended the Domus Academy with a scholarship for her Master’s in Product Design. Recently, one of her works was the semi-finalist of the Furniture Design Award offered by Singapore Furniture Industries Council. “CLOUD” from Brix is her first design to be produced.
“Domus Academy is a melting pot. You meet with people from different ages, culture and background. You share the experience and merge ideas into form. What I have seen, who I have met, what I have felt, what I have absorbed. My life there was beyond studying design in Italy.”
Connecting the Dots | 10th November
Francisco Gomez Paz, former student and award winning industrial designer, interviewed by Paolo Lorini.
Domus Academy alumni at the Portugal Fashion
Domus Academy former students Inês Amorim and Reid Baker partecipated in Portugal Fashion, the most important Portuguese fashion event.
Connecting the Dots | 15th October
Naz Kazazoglu and Amelia Petrovic, Domus Academy former students in Business Design, interviewed by Paolo Lorini.
Compasso D’Oro | Alumni winners
Congratulations to Defne Koz, Marco Susani and Francisco Gomez Paz, winners of the prestigious design award.