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.


Winston Churchill Memorial Award, UK

Swarovski Designer of the Future Award
Royal St. James's Seating Commission, UK
Telegraph Visionaries 2015, Design Category, UK
Wallpaper* Top 20 Under 40
TL Magazine Design Duo Awards, France
Wallpaper* Design Awards, UK
The Hospital Club 100 Award, UK
SA-UK Seasons, British Council, UK

Cannes Young Directors Award, France
SEED Design Award, New York, USA
Cluj Shorts International Film Festival, Romania

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

Gold Medal, Biennial of Design, Slovenia
Green Award, Biennial of Design, Slovenia
Wallpaper* Design Awards, UK
Beijing Art and Science International Exhibition, China

Sustain RCA
Matthew Wrightson Business Award, UK
Victrinox Time to Care Award (Shortlisted), Switzerland
Deutsch Bank Design Award (Shortlisted), UK