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Tomomi Ogata

MA work


This project aims to achieve well-being of workers at home office, by designing interaction with nature through a unique indoor herbal garden integrated with a desk. 

Although each moment of working is an extreme example of what makes us different from other animals, human beings and plants have common basic needs for their wellbeing; sunlight and water. 

This herbal desk brings a new restoring experience at your tea break, with cultivating and making tea from own desk garden. Working style gets flexible in a decade, and the word of home office describes one simple choice to work at home. This project is the first step of bringing back our sense of nature into the most modernized working environment.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Design Products, 2017

  • Degrees

  • BFA Design, Tokyo University of The Arts, 2014
  • Experience

  • Product design internship, TAKT Project, Tokyo, 2016-17; Interpreter, Borderless Art Museum NO-MA, Shiga 2017; Guest speaker, Fab Meetup event in Fab Cafe, Tokyo, 2016; CI design for Hongo Kikakubu inc., Tokyo, 2016; Interior design internship, Pontio Art & Innovation Centre, Bangor University, 2015; Renovation designer, Shodoshima Island, Kagawa, 2014; Graphic designer for opera, Ibaraki, 2013; Teaching volunteer at a craft school for children, Tokyo, 2012; Graphic designer, Waseda University, Tokyo, 2011; Display painter, Ark Hills, Tokyo, 2011; Lighting designer, Coco Kashiwa, Chiba, 2011; Display painter, Rojita, Osaka, 2010
  • Exhibitions

  • Benchtop Factory, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2015; Work-in-Progress show, Royal College Of Art, London, 2015; Graduation Show, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, 2014; Digital Fabrication x Traditional, FabCafe, Tokyo, 2014; Mochihakobu Katachi, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, 2011; Sozai x Doubutsu, Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi Depertment, Tokyo, 2011; Material, Ueno Zoo, Tokyo, 2011; Design Festa, Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo, 2010
  • Awards

  • Finalist, Domus Design Competition, 2015; Finalist, Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Designer Award, 2014