"tona" is a Tokyo based design studio, established by textile & interior designer Rika Kawato. The keywords of tona’s design are: color, material, finish, and the sense of nature. Color, material and finish have a great impact on how people perceive spaces and products. By carefully analyzing the right tone of color, the right material for the purpose, and the right finish, spaces or products will have strong appeal. The studio`s works are characterized by a fascination with the ordinary things in everyday life such as wind and light. This adds a sense of nature to its design. Recent works include textile, interior, furniture, product, and graphic design.

tonaはテキスタイル&インテリアデザイナーの河東梨香により設立された東京が拠点のデザイン事務所です。 tonaのキーワードは色、素材、手触り、そして自然から得るインスピレーションです。 空間やモノを感覚的に理解する上で最初の3つのキーワードは重要な役割を果たします。 それぞれ目的やイメージに合ったものを分析し、デザインすることでより訴求力のある空間やモノになります。そしてtonaの性格を作るのが自然や毎日の生活の中にある小さな感動。例えば光や風の動きを組み込むことにより、自然のゆるやかさや透明感を感じるデザインになります。


Rika Kawato / 河東梨香

Rika Kawato was born in Germany to a Japanese father and a Danish mother. She was raised and educated in the Soviet Union, Sweden, Japan and USA. After she graduated from the Textile Department of Rhode Island School of Design, she moved to Japan and started working at SUMINOE Textile Co., Ltd. After working as a textile designer for automobiles, she started working independently and established her own design studio, "tona" in 2011. Influence from her diverse background has been a fundamental element in Rika’s works as a designer. Her design can be Asian, European or even both at the same time. She is now based in Tokyo but also works with international clients.


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