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Oki Sato (佐藤 オオキ, Satō Ōki, born 24 December 1977, in Toronto) is a Japanese designer, architect, and the founder of Nendo.After studying architecture at Waseda University in Tokyo, he created Nendo in 2002. He was born in Toronto Canada, 1977. In 2002 when he was 25 years old, he graduated from Waseda University in Tokyo with a ‘Masters of Arts’ in architecture and in the same year founded ‘Nendo’ company in Tokyo. Sato also reveals in several interviews that the encounter with Issey Miyake was a large influence in his and Nendo's workHis first exhibition, called "Streeterior", was introduced in Tokyo and then in Milan, Italy in 2003. Oki Sato received several prizes: Good Design Award, German Design Award, Elle Deco International Design Award, and in 2012 he was named the "Designer of the Year" by Wallpaper magazine. He designed the 2020 Summer Olympics cauldron in Tokyo.
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Japanese designer; founder of the firm Nendo Studio.
Japanese, Canadian
Artist, Designer
Oki Sato
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