About Tomoyuki Matsuoka

Born in Mie, JAPAN in 1970. Graduated from Chiba University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Design and joined GK Sekkei Inc. in 1992. Worked for environmental products such as street furniture and signage planning as a product designer at GK Sekkei. Since 1999, studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Design Department in Copenhagen. While staying in Denmark, started freelance activities and had presentation to furniture companies mainly in Europe. Came back to Japan in 2001 and established TOMOYUKI MATSUOKA DESIGN. After becoming freelance designer, work with domestic and foreign clients mainly on furniture design and product design which is simple and beautiful, kindly loved by people for a long time, and familiar with life by utilizing the real experience of living in Denmark such as the comfortable living space and the way of life . Recentry, think not only about product design, but also how we should communicate about the product to our customers together with our clients and work in art direction and graphic design. Won the Silver Leaf Award at Asahikawa International Furniture Design Competition 2014.

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About Nissin Mokkou

Nissin Mokkou was founded in 1946 in Hida Takayama, Gifu Prefecture. Since their establishment, their design principle has prioritised our customers’ needs. In contrast, they designed and crafted our furniture, which led them to become one of the most symbolic Hida furniture due to its adaptability and diversity. The roots of their design style trace back to their visit to Scandinavia in 1963. They combined the essence of Scandinavian design with traditional Japanese craftsmanship from Hida and developed a series of products that are practical, accessible, and durable. Their core value is to deliver high-quality, modern, and simple furniture to allow our users to allocate it in various living spaces. Their success is attributed to our craftmanship, vision, and excellent use of materials. To continue this legacy, we name ourselves “Nissin”, referenced from an old Japanese phrase “Nissin Geppo,” meaning progressing consistently, to remind them not to stagnate but to improve and be innovative at all times.

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