YOY is a Tokyo-based design studio founded in 2011 by Naoki Ono and Yuki Yamamoto. They set “between space and object” as their design theme to design furniture, lighting and interior spaces. Their works have been sold all over the world including MoMA. YOY has been recognized across the globe with numerous international awards. Appointed as part-time lecturer at Musashino Art University since 2015.
Naoki Ono (left) was born in Nagoya, 1981. He graduated in architectural design at Kyoto Institute of Technology in 2008.
Yuki Yamamoto (right) was born in Nagoya, 1985. He graduated in industrial design at Kanazawa College of Art in 2008.
Innermost founders Steve Jones and Russell Cameron first spotted YOY and Canvas in April 2013 at Salone Satellite in Milan.