Natsumi COMOTO | 高本夏実

Designer

Born in Kyoto in 1994, Natsumi Komoto is enrolled in the Design Course at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. She explores the role of furniture as a tool for evoking emotions based on the universal value intrinsic to nature. Her stance is to take a seamless design approach that goes beyond both art and design, and studies design focusing on individual materials from a multi-genre viewpoint.

BIO

1994.07 – born in Kyoto, Japan
2014.04 – 2018.03 Department of Design, Tokyo University of the Arts | Bachelor
2018.04 – Department of Design, Tokyo University of the Arts | Master

AWARDS

2018 – COMITÉ COLBERT AWARD 2018 / Grand Prix
2018 – Toyama Design Competition 2018 / Nominee
2018 – The 66th Graduation Works Exhibitions of Tokyo University of the Arts / Heisei Art Award
2017 – Recycle Art Exhibition 2017 / Second Prize

2019 – won the Kawakita award (Tokyo University of the Arts)
2019 – won the Design and Crafts Scholarship (Taiju Sasaki Scholarship society)
2018 – won the Creator Scholarship (KUMA Foundation)
2017 – won the Ikuo Hirayama scholarship award (Tokyo University of the Arts)

CONTACT

comotoand@gmail.com

ACTIVITY

2019.04 – Milan Design Week 2019
└ group exhibition, Rossana Orlandi, Milan, Italy
2019.03 – KUMA EXHIBITION 2019
└ scholarship students exhibition, Spiral, Aoyama, Tokyo
2018.11 – COMITÉ COLBERT AWARD 2018 -People and Nature in the modern world-
└ finalists exhibition, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2018.11 – the 25th Japan Society for Interior Studies Graduation Works Exhibition
└ graduation works exhibition, The Tachikawa Ginza Space Åtte, Ginza, Tokyo
2018.10 – “TOYAMA DESIGN WAVE” TOYAMA DESIGN COMPETITION 2018
└ finalists exhibition, Toyama Prefectural Civic Center, Toyama
2018.06 – The 4th Tokyo University Heisei Geijutsu Award Exhibition
└ winning writers exhibition, Heisei Memorial Museum of Art Gallery, Tokyo
2018.03 – kaminokousakujo Paper card design competition 2017
└ winning writers exhibition, Ginza Itoya, Ginza, Tokyo
2018.01 – The 66th Graduation Works Exhibitions of Tokyo University of the Arts
└ graduation works exhibition, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2017.11 – Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. – Pablo Picasso – Special Project Commemorating the 130th Anniversary of Tokyo University of the Arts
└ group exhibition, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2017.07 – Recycle Art Exhibition 2017
└ winning writers exhibition, Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, Sapporo, Hokkaido
2016.09 – Tokyo University of the Arts School Fest 2016
└ group exhibition, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2016.07 – Milano Salone 2016 Design Report
└ debriefing session, spiral hole, Aoyama, Tokyo
2015.09 – Tokyo University of the Arts School Fest 2015
└ group exhibition, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
2015.03 – maruten
└ group exhibition, gallery akatsuki, Ginza, Tokyo
2014.11 – Future Bags Exhibition
└ group exhibition, World Bags and Luggage Museum, Asakusa, Tokyo

CONTACT
comotoand@gmail.com