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. Even if their background is very different they found a common ground in the constant research to simplify the expression. Combining their interest for lightness and delicacy with a rigorous and industrial-driven aproach, they aim to design practical yet playful products. 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 and also believes this working method enhances the understanding of the local culture in its broadest sense.
The intention is to transmit a vision where things arise from the meeting of different point of view and experiences. It is from a continuous chaotic dialogue that we slowly progresses towards a clear new order. Amongst their clients are Living Divani, Cappellini, Ichendorf, Oluce, and Tod’s.