Mist-o is an Italian / Japanese designers duo. Established in 2012 by Noa Ikeuchi (1983, JP) and Tommaso Nani (1983, IT), is based in Tokyo and Milan.
The studio is a bridge across Europe and Asia and the work ranges from the design of furniture and small objects to spatial arrangements, from limited editions to industrial scale. Tommaso and Noa divide their lives between Japan and Italy working between the two countries to develop their own design language. Even if their background is very different they found a common ground in the research for a meaningful simplicity, combining a poetic approach with formal strictness and functionality. Mist-o is used to working with a geographically spread design team, understands both advantages and complexities of these relationships and believes that this collaboration benefits the project and the Client; also believes this working method enhances the understanding of the local culture in its broadest sense.
Amongst their renowned clients are Cappellini, Ichendorf, Living Divani, Oluce, and Tod’s. In 2016 they received EDIDA Young Japanese talent award by Elle Decor Japan.