Portrait by Bruno Staub

Portrait by Bruno Staub

Studio Swine (Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers) is a collaboration between Japanese Architect Azusa Murakami and British Artist Alexander Groves.

Creating works that span across disciplines of art, design and film, Studio Swine explores themes of regional identity and the future of resources in the context of globalisation. Studio Swine work manifests a deep research into materials and modern industrialisation. 

Operating across a wide range of disciplines, Studio Swine's work has gained an international audience, their films have been awarded at Cannes and other film festivals around the world. 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.

 

 
 

AWARDS 

2017
Maison & Objet Rising Talent Award, France
Finalist: Arts Foundation, Material Innovation Award, UK
Shortlisted: Katerva Award, CA, USA

2016
Architectural Digest Design Award, Fast Forward Category, Germany
Winston Churchill Memorial Award, UK

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

2014
Cannes Young Directors Award, France
SEED Award, New York, USA
Cluj Shorts International Film Festival, Romania

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

2012
Gold Medal, Biennial of Design, Slovenia
Green Award, Biennial of Design, Slovenia
Wallpaper* Awards, UK
Beijing Art and Science International Exhibition, China

2011
Sustain RCA
Matthew Wrightson Business Award, UK
Victrinox Award (Shortlisted), Switzerland
Deutsch Bank Award (Shortlisted), UK