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Kaori Shiina


After earning a Bachelor in Art and Literature at the Seijo University, she graduated from the Tokyo Designer Gaguin Institute. From 1987 for 18 years she collaborates with De Pas-D'Urbino-Lomazzi. From 2005 she has her own company developing activities in the field of industrial and interior design. 


Riccardo Nardi


As industrial designer graduated from ISIA in 1982, he worked in Milan and Switzerland focusing on lighting, product, forniture and public design inside Italian and International companies. 




In 2012 they started together their own design company. They are now active as Designer, Event coordinator and Design Directors for Japanese and Italian companies. In 2013 SHIINA+NARDI DESIGN organized J+I at the "Oriental design week" during Milano FuoriSalone.

In 2014 they produced the first edition of Hands on Design for Milano Design Week and now they are planning the 2015 edition extended to EXPO.


Shiina + Nardi Design collaborate with companies such as Bonaldo, CISA Ceramics (Ricchetti Goup), Fiam, Fasem, Tonelli, Fonderie Viterbesi, Legnomagia, Riva1920, Ercole Moretti, Feenbo, Codal, Slow Wood, Cleanup Corporation, Panasonic Italy, Sekisui Heim, restaurant Kushi (Milan), Kentaro restaurant (Pesaro).


The studio has participated in various important events and international exhibitions.


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