Born in Japan to an industrial designer father and an interior designer mother, she grew up creating handmade gifts for her family. Described as ‘a designer in the most modern terms’, Tamura originally studied communication design but her work today is extremely varied, taking in conceptual art, lighting, product and graphic design, among others. She draws inspiration from an evolving mixture of cultures, disciplines and concepts, resulting in beautiful and gently emotive solutions for a wide range of contemporary scenarios. Tamura moved to New York in 2010 and is now based in Brooklyn. She has exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris, as well as Milan Design Week, Design Miami and Tokyo Designer’s Week and has won a number of accolades, including a Good Design award from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the ADI Compasso d’Oro International Award.