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Monday 26 November 2012 For sale

Open studio and Christmas market is starting this Friday 17.00!


date & time:
Friday 30 November / 17.00 - 20.00
Saturday 1 December & Sunday 2 December / 12.00 - 17.00


Items in the market include;

- products by friends and ex-staff
All Lovely Stuff by Carl Clerkin & Ed Ward, Mary Argrou, Thorunn Arnadottir, Roger Arquer, James Cadogan, Tim Dawson, Barbara Etter, Michael Marriott, Norie Matsumoto, Mentsen, Satoko Oda, Des Pawson, Nina Tolstrup, Maiko Tsutsumi and Sam Wingate

- our design for clients
Tra coat stand, Spin side table, Little Woods table lamp and others

- TNA own production, Transport Lamp

- English sparkling Wine by Pheasants Ridge Vineyard

We will also sell a few prototypes, furniture samples from our previous projects, as well as a lot of British, European and Japanese magazines for free to take away.  Some more details will be on the News section of our website, shortly.

We hope to see you here in our studio and wish that you to find a nice present for Christmas!  But please do not think you have to buy a thing - you are more than welcome to join us for a drink or tea.

venue: TNA Design Studio
address: Unit 7 Haybridge House, 15 Mount Pleasant Hill, London E5 9NB
contact: 020 8880 0031

Please note: We can only accept cash at this market, since we don't have card facilities. There is an ATM near by in case you need it!  If this first market is a success, we will prepare more convenient payment methods in the future.

2 ATM locations;
nearest (1.80 charge for cash): corner of Mount Pleasant Hill and Theydon Road, beside a Co-op
near to Clapton Station (free): at Upper Clapton Post Office on Mount Pleasant Lane


友人デザイナーたちの作品、クライアントのためにデザインしたもの、スタジオで自主製造販売を開始した Transport Lamp など。イギリス産のスパークリング・ワイン Pheasants Ridge Vineyard(美味で驚きです!)もあります。プロトタイプやプロジェクトで使って端数の余った家具を数点、サンプルとして購入した製品や家具などは安価にて販売します。また、ドムスやブループリント、アビターレなどの雑誌や建築、デザイン系の書籍など、スタジオで不要になった本や文庫本などを放出します。追って詳細を載せていきますので、興味のある方はご参照ください。


wooden toy car for TobeUs

Wednesday 21 November 2012 Launch & Exhibition


We have designed a wooden toy car named "Would you like a slice of Toast?" for TobeUs exhibition, concept created and organized by Matteo Ragni, Milano.

The exhibition is opening at Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci on 4 December.  100 designers are taking part in this project and details will be shown soon on-line. The exhibition is supooerted by Alessi, will be opened till January 13th 2013 and entrance is included in the museum ticket.

venue: MUST, via Olona 6, Milano
private view: 4 December

For press interest, please contact; Studio Ragni <>
Facebook: TobeUs

Table=Chest is at V&A new gallery

Wednesday 21 November 2012 Launch & Exhibition

At the beginning of December, the new permanent gallery for furniture is opening at the Victoria & Albert Museum in Kensington, London, named 'The Dr Susan Weber Gallery'.  Tomoko's RCA graduation piece Table=Chest is displayed within the 200 pieces of furniture there.  For more detail, please refer to the V&A press release attached below.

Monmaya+ console tansu

Thursday 8 November 2012 Press Latest

2012年10月31日から11月4日まで開催されたDesignTide 2012 Exhibitionにて展示されたMonmaya+のコンソール簞笥がエキサイト・イズムのオンライン記事にて紹介されています。


Our Console Tansu, chest of drawers with Urushi lacquer are featured in an on-line article by excite.ism (Japanese text only). This snap from the press view - Tomoko is in kimono, designed by Hiroko Takahashi, the collaborator of this project.