hiroko shiratori


2004-2006 MA Design Products, Royal College of Art, London
2001-2003 BA Interior and Spatial Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
1997-2001 BA Furniture Design, Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo


2013-2014 Creative Consultant (contract), Aesop Japan, Tokyo 
2009-2011 Creative Coordinator (contract), Aesop Japan, Tokyo 
2007- Set up hirokoshiratoridesign
2006- Founded OKAYstudio
2003- Freelance designer


2011-2013 Creative Manager, Aesop, Melbourne
2006-2007 Model Maker, Rafael Vinoly Architects PC, London
2004 Researcher, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London


2014 Visiting Scholor, Victria University of Wellington, Wellington


recent projects
2014 Aesop Lotte Avenuel counter, Seoul / Space design
     Aesop Lotte DFS, Seoul / Space design
     Creator in Residence ei, Kagawa / Artist residency part of Setouchii Art Fair
     Utrecht bookshop, Tokyo / Space design
     Isetan Shinjuku kids school program, Tokyo / Space design
     Aesop Garosu-gil opening event, Sould / Creative direction and design
     The Tokyo Art Book Fair / Space design
2013 Creator in Residence ei, Kagawa / Artist residency part of Art Setouchii
     Idee Garage, Kanagawa / On-site furniture design-build
     Aesop Midtown pop-up store, Tokyo / Space design
     Aesop Korea brand relaunch event, Seoul / Creative direction
2012 British Council, Bangkok / Workshop
2011 Aesop Selfridges pop-up store, London / Space design
2010 Fishgrove office, Tokyo / Interior architecture
     Arco, Winterswijk / Product development workshop
     Furniture commisioned by sakumotto / Furniture design
     Cutlery collection commissioned by Gallery and Shop Do / Product design
2009 Neyn Tokyo Midtown, Tokyo / Concept, and furniture, product and display design
     Tokyo By Tokyo, Claska, Tokyo / Exhibition design
2008 Neyn Akasaka, Tokyo / Product and display design
     How Very Tokyo, Claska, Tokyo / Exhibition design
     Furniture commisioned by Arts Co / Furniture design


selected exhibitions
2014 Z, Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo
     Ulysses – The Sun Shines For You Today, Nagune, Tokyo
2013 Loose Thread, Ben Sharman, London
     J Style+ at Maison et Objet, Paris
2011 Arco Okay, Vivid Gallery, Rotterdam
2010 Objects with a Void, Brompton Design District, London
2009 Claska 2009, Claska Gallery and Shop Do, Tokyo
2008 Under the Same Roof, The Aram Gallery, London
2007 Great Brits: Ingenious Therapies, Paul Smith European headquarters, Milan
2006 The Show Two 2006, Royal College of Art, London
2003 Future Map Design 03, Candid Art Trust, London


workshops and talks
2014 Tokyo Zokei University, First furniture workshop, Tokyo / Workshop
2013 Idee Garage, Kanagawa and Tokyo / Workshop
     Seikatsukobo, Tokyo / Two weeks Sunday workshop
2012 Designeast 03, Osaka / Open source workshop and talk
2011 ACAC, Aomori / Residency workshop
2010 Designeast 02, Osaka / Open source workshop
2009 Designeast 01, Osaka / Open source workshop and talk
2008 sakumotto, Tokyo / Workshop
     Tokyo Pecha Kucha Night Vol 51, Super Deluxe, Tokyo / Talk
2006 Pecha Kucha Night, Embassy of Japan, London / Talk


and more