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.

Aki Motoyama

“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.”

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