Portraits by Tom Cockram

 Portraits by Tom Cockram


Studio Swine (Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers)  is an Anglo-Japanese design studio making extraordinary projects around the world which examines the role of design in the modern day, the power of the vernacular and the future of resources in luxury design.

Co-founded by Architect Azusa Murakami and Artist Alexander Groves. Central to their practice is the notion of research-led design that is the product of a region, its culture and resources, regarding design as a tool for place-making in a globalising world.

Studio Swine has recently been awarded the prestigious Designer of the Future award by Swarovski at Design Miami/ Basel for the recognition of outstanding young talent in design. The studio has been selected as 2015 Visionary in the Design category of Telegraph Luxury, and has been awarded the Wallpaper* Design Awards for their highly acclaimed Hair Highway project, which topped the New York Times' highlights from Design Miami/ Basel 2014.

Operating across a wide range of disciplines, Studio Swine's work has gained an international audience within and beyond the design world. Their films have been featured on National Geographic and the Discovery Channel, as well as winning awards from film festivals including Cannes. Studio Swine has been widely exhibited at institutions such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Museum of Art and Design New York, and the Venice Art Biennale.

Studio Swine has worked with various clients such as Veuve Clicquot, Heineken, Microsoft, and those who seek imaginative and visionary ways of developing their brand messages, whether through product, interiors or unique commissions. Studio Swine is represented by London Connoisseur and Pearl Lam Galleries.



Winner : Swarovski Designer of the Future Award
Winner : Royal St. James's Seating Commission, UK
Winner : Telegraph Visionaries 2015, Design Category, UK
Winner : SA-UK Seasons, British Council, UK
Winner : Wallpaper* Design Awards, UK
Finalist : The Hospital Club 100 Award, UK

2nd Prize : Young Directors Award, Cannes, France
Winner : SEED Design Award, New York, USA
Finalist : Cluj Shorts International Film Festival, Romania

Winner : The Global Public Interest in Design Award, France
Winner : International Short Film Contest, Hungary
Nominated : Design of the Year Award 2013, Design Museum, UK

Winner : Gold Medal, Biennial of Design, Slovenia
Winner : Green Award, Biennial of Design, Slovenia
Winner : Wallpaper* Design Awards, UK

Winner : Sustain RCA
Winner : Matthew Wrightson Business Award, UK
Finalist : Victrinox Time to Care Award, Switzerland
Finalist : Deutsch Bank Design Award, UK