Portraits by Tom Cockram

 Portraits by Tom Cockram


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, SWINE explores themes of regional identity and the future of resources in the context of globalisation. SWINE's work manifests a deep research into materials and modern industrialisation. 

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

SWINE is the recipient of Designer of the Future award by Swarovski at Design Miami/ Basel 2015 for the recognition of outstanding young talent. The studio was selected as 2015 Visionary of Telegraph Luxury, and was awarded the Wallpaper* Awards for their highly acclaimed 'Hair Highway', which topped the New York Times' highlights from Design Miami/ Basel 2014. SWINE's work has been acquired by Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.


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

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

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

Cannes Young Directors Award, France
SEED 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* Awards, UK
Beijing Art and Science International Exhibition, China

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