Yuri Suzuki

b. 1980; Tokyo, Japan
Live in London, UK and Stockholm, Sweden 2004-

Physical, Sound Art and Design

Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician who produces work that explores the realms of sound through exquisitely designed pieces.
Suzuki was born in Tokyo in 1980. between 1999 and 2005 he worked for Japanese art unit Maywa Denki, where he developed a strong interest in music and technology. In 2005 he moved to London to study at the Royal College of Art. during this time he worked on some projects for Yamaha and Moritz Waldemeyer, and after his graduation in 2008 he opened his own studio in London.
Suzuki’s work raises questions of the relation between sound and people and how music and sound affect people’s mind. Suzuki’s sound art pieces and installations have been shown in exhibitions all around the world. From 2011, he became designer and visiting artist in Stockholm creative collective Teenage Engineering.
In 2013, also founded Dentaku Ltd which is R&D consultancy for several company such as Widen and Kennedy, KKoutlet and AIAIAI.


Certificate of Advanced Studies in Augmented Reality
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne+Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
MA Design Products
Royal College of Art, London, UK


Design Associate, Walt Disney Research
Creative Director and Founder, Dentaku Ltd
Visiting Artist, Teenage Engineering
Head of Design Team 2, Teenage Engineering
Assistant work, Moritz Waldemeyer
Internship, YAMAHA
Assistant work, MAYWADENKI


LECTURE, Visiting Tutor, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena LA
LECTURE, Disney Research Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
LECTURE, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design – AHO, Oslo
VISITING LECTURER, 3D Design department Plymouth University, Plymouth
LECTURE, Design Products Department Royal College of Art, London
LECTURE and WORKSHOP, Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Lausanne
LECTURE, Bath Spa University, Bath
LECTURE, Camberwell College of Arts, London
LECTURE, London College of Communication, London
LECTURE, Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Lausanne
LECTURE, Middlesex University, London
LECTURE, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena LA
GUEST TEACHER, National Academy of the Arts, Oslo
LECTURE, Design Interaction, Royal College of Art, London
LECTURE, Hyper Island, Stockholm
EXTERNAL ADVISOR, Experience Design Group, Konstfack, Stockholm
WORKSHOP, LECTURE, PROJECT LEADER, Design Products, Royal College of Art, London
WORKSHOP, LECTURE, Konstofack, Stockholm
VISITING TUTOUR, Nagaoka Art University, Japan
WORKSHOP, Kyoto Art University, Japan
PROJECT ASSISTANT, Royal College of Art
TEACHING ASSISTANT for Fiona Raby and Roger Ibars, Musashino Art University, Tokyo
WORKSHOP, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan
LECTURE, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK


Finalist PAD Award, Pavilion of Art and Design
Designers in Residence, Design Museum London
Grant for Certificate of Advanced Studies in Augmented Reality, ECAL+EPFL lab
Prix Ars Electronica, Interactive Art category, Honorary Mention
Nomination, Design of the Future Award 2009, DesignMiami
RCA Society and Themes & Hudson Art Book Prize”, Winner
Art Grant, Agency for cultural aairs (Bunkatyo), Japan
Germany design council “Light for the future 2008″, Upcomming designer Winner
Design Boom “Dining in 2015″ contest, Finalist
Raymond Loewy Foundation Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award, FinalistSelected EXHIBITIONS and PERFORMANCES and LECTURES


EXHIBITION “Invisible Design”, Milan, Italy
EXHIBITION “Afro Future”, Milan, Italy
JURY “Summer Research Residency Program, Art Center College of Design”
JURY “D&AD Award, Crafts for Design Category”
TALK, Istituto Giapponese di Cultura, Rome, Italy
EXHIBITION “DOS – Disegnare Oggetti Sonori (Designing Sound Objects)”, Rome, Italy
TALK “KIKK Festival”, Belgium
TALK “Exploring the impact of our culture on our design”, Daiwa Foundation, London
EXHIBITION “Mark-ing”, Gallery Libby Sellers, London
TALK, Pechakucha Night, Design Museum,London
WORKSHOP, Get Into Interactive Design, Design Museum,London
WORKSHOP, Family Day, Design Museum,London
EXHIBITION, PAD Award, Pavilion of Art and Design,London
EXHIBITION, Designers in Residence 2012, Design Museum,London
TALK and WORKSHOP, Electric Futures: Vauxhall Ampera Technology Week, London
TALK, Google Campus, London
EXHIBITION, VOLT festival, Uppsala
TALK and WORKSHOP, IDEO, Palo Alto, San Francisco
WORKSHOP “Deloitte Family Day” Serpentine Gallery, London
TALK, Google Campus, Stockholm
EXHIBITION and TALK “FILE festival” Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
TALK, Watershed, Bristol
EXHIBITION “MUSARC” St Bartholomew the Great , London
WORKSHOP “Deloitte Family Day” Serpentine Gallery, London
EXHIBITION “New Energy in design and art” Rotterdam, Netherlands
EXHIBITION “Breakfast Machine at Ba to Ma”, Tokyo, Japan
EXHIBITION “Mark-ing DesignTide”, Tokyo, Japan
EXHIBITION “After the Bit Rush ” Eindhoven, Netherlands
EXHIBITION “Give Me More” London, UK
EXHIBITION “Object Abuse” London, UK
TALK “Corner College” Zurich, Switzerland
EXHIBITION “Political Objects” London, UK
EXHIBITION “Mediascape” Seoul, South Korea
EXHIBITION “Pacific” Los Angeles, USA
Exhibition “Tweet Art Fair” Utrecht, Netherlands
TALK ”Pacha Kucha Night” Stockholm, Sweden
EXHIBITION ”Tag! Base! Hide and Seek” in collaboration with Abake, Torun, Poland
EXHIBITION “SECI Exhibition” Sao Paulo, Brazil
EXHIBITION “Design Tide Tokyo”, Tokyo, Japan
EXHIBITION “Yuri Suzuki in KKoutlet”, London, UK
EXHIBITION “Mal au Pixels”, Paris, France
EXHIBITION “Good Vibrations”, Neerpelt , Belgium
EXHIBITION “Give Me More”, Berlin , Germany
EXHIBITION “Tokyo Story”, Tokyo, Japan
EXHIBITION “CyberArts Japan, 30 years of ARS electronica”, Tokyo, Japan
EXHIBITION and WORKSHOP “Random Access”, Seoul, South Korea
EXHIBITION with Abake”SUZUKI ÅFFICE”, Tokyo, Japan
TALK “Yuri Suzuki remix of design”, Tokyo, Japan
EXHIBITION “Silentcity”, New Delhi, India
EXHIBITION and WORKSHOP “Design Made”, London, UK
EXHIBITION, WORKSHOP and LECTURE “TransitioMX”, Mexicocity, Mexico
EXHIBITION Direction & WORKSHOP “Platform21=Jamming”, Amsterdam, Netherlands
EXHIBITION “Cyber Arts 09 Ars Electronica”, Linz, Austria
WORKSHOP and Project “Jerszy Seimour : Coalition of Amateurs”, Mudam, Luxembourg
EXHIBITION & Workshop “L,LL,LLL”, Tokyo, Japan
EXHIBITION & Workshop “Platform21=Repair”, Amsterdam, Netherlands
EXHIBITION “Sonar 2009″, Barcelona, Spain
EXHIBITION & TALK “DMY Berlin”, Berlin, Germany
SOLO EXHIBITION “The Pysical Value of Sound”, Clear Gallery,Tokyo, Japan
EXHIBITION “Futuresonic 2009″, Manchester, UK
TALK “Social Technology Summit”, Manchester, UK
EXHIBITION “Design Miami and Fendi presents Craft Punk Design Performance”, Milan, Italy
EXHIBITION “The Cover of the Book is the beggining of a Journey”, Bristol, UK
EXHIBITION “One object in One object gallery”, Contemporary art center, Lithuania
TALK “We Love Technology Salon”, Yorkshire, UK
EXHIBITION “Looks Like Music in Design Tide Tokyo”, Tokyo, Japan
TALK “Pecha Kucha Night Vol.30″, Tokyo, Japan
EXHIBITION “Tokyo Designer’s week”, Tokyo, Japan
EXHIBITION “Digital Art Festival 2008″, Tokyo, Japan
EXHIBITION “Europian Talent 2008″, Eindhoven, Netherland
EXHIBITION “Nowhere Now_Here”, Asturias, Spain
EXHIBITION “100% material”, London
EXHIBITION “Tent London”, London
TALK “This Happened…”, London
EXHIBITION “On purpose:”, Bristol
WORKSHOP “50 hands”, London
EXHIBITION “The Final Show Royal College of Art”, London
EXHIBITION “Visualisations of the 21st Century City”, London
EXHIBITION “Light of the future 2008″,Messe Frankfurt,Frankfurt
EXHIBITION “Work in Progress Show 2008″, Royal College of Art, London
EXHIBITION “the world of Knock Music” curated by Maywadenki, Gallery Le Bain and Mitate, Tokyo
EXHIBITION “Dining in 2015″, Fiera Milano International, Milano
PERFORMANCE of THEREMIN, Design Museum, London
EXHIBITION “scene of tone” for YAMAHA, Milano Salone 2007, Milano
EXHIBITION “Charming Disaster”, Shorditch Town Hall, London
EXHIBITION and PERFORMANCE “Money Project”, RCA the Great show, London
EXHIBITION “New Moves”, The Aram Gallery, London
EXHIBITION “The Final Show Royal College of Art”, London
EXHIBITION “Light of the future 2008″,Messe Frankfurt,Frankfurt