Shingo Mamiya


Growing up in Japan, I was deeply influenced by my father and spent a lot of time in his garage, repairing motorcycles and mimicking his craftsmanship.

My father is a typical traditional Japanese man, quiet and stern, so I learned his techniques through seeing what he was doing. Our time in the garage became precious moments to improve my craftsman skills in a calm space. There was no talking between us, so the sound of drilling, hammering, and air compressors remind me of my childhood.

In my first degree, Mechanical Engineering, I learned functional mechanism in products; however, I was always thinking about how to create emotional connection between users and products. Therefore, I continued my education and crafted my design philosophy: Form follows function. Crafting sophisticated details that are emotional and simple are part of my aesthetics.

I am Shingo, an innovative craftsman.

  • Contact Shingo Mamiya

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    Product Design Intern
    January 2013 - March 2013
    Tokyo, Japan

    INODA+SVEJE Design Studio
    Product Design Intern
    May 2010 - August 2010
    Milan, Italy

    Panzoidal LLC
    Mechanical Engineering Intern
    August 2009 - January 2010
    Mesa, Arizona

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery
    RC Skateboard
    MUJI Hotel


    IDEA - Bronze
    Industrial Designers Society of America
    In recognition of Clenz
    June 2013

    Art Center Provost's List
    Art Center College of Design
    In recognition of Academic Performance
    Fall 2012

    IHA Design Competition - Honorable Mention
    International Housewares Association
    In recognition of Raiser
    March 2011

    Art Center Scholoarship

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