SWINE (Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers) is an Anglo-Japanese design studio making 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.
Operating across a wide range of disciplines, SWINE has worked with various clients such as Veuve Clicquot, Microsoft, Heineken, and those who seek imaginative and visionary ways of developing their brand messages, whether through product, interiors or unique commissions. Studio Swine joined London Connoisseur, brokers in luxury artisanship, in 2014.
2nd Prize : Young Directors Award, Cannes, France
Winner : Social Economic Environmental Design Award, USA
Nominated : Cluj Shorts International Film Festival, Romania
Winner : The Global Public Interest in Design Award, France
Winner : 1st Prize at the 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