Studio Minale-Maeda

Founded in 2006 by Kuniko Maeda (Tokyo, Japan) and Mario Minale (Naples, Italy) in Rotterdam, after Maeda, graduated in science of design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo while minale, grown up in Germany, graduated in industrial design at the University of Wuppertal, Germany.  Both studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven and were awarded master degrees. Despite far apart origins, they discovered a like-minded view on design, their broad cultural background grants them a wide perspecyive on material culture. They chose to remain in the Netherlands for it being a fertile common ground.