Aiko’s sense of aesthetics and sensitivity to materials gives CBY its design direction. She leads on concept and spatial design, as well as driving our creative development. Aiko is an adept problem solver, and is passionate about furniture design and spatial arrangement.
Aiko trained as an industrial designer in Tokyo, before working for a number of years as a designer at a Japanese interior furniture company. She left Japan to undertake an MA in textiles, in Stockholm, where she explored textiles as a spatial medium.
Sam leads on technical design, fabrication and the implementation of projects. He has a sophisticated knowledge of materials and techniques, and uses this to help shape our creative design process. His expertise and experience in production and installation allow us to plan and deliver successful projects.
After graduating from a BA in Sculpture at Glasgow School of Art, Sam worked as a cabinet maker for a number of years. In 2012 he completed a Masters in furniture design and interior architecture and joined CBY.