Spreading Joy Through Design
MAMIMU (aka June Mineyama-Smithson) is a Japanese designer/artist based in London. Combining the philosophy of Japanese Kimono artisans and Postmodern wit, she creates bold joyful patterns from seemingly mundane scenery — from manhole covers in Tokyo, store shutters in Shoreditch to ropes on a sandy beach in Bali.
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MAMIMU’s work has been featured internationally on YCN, the Dots (UK), Cow Parade Niseko (Japan), Pattern Observer, Ello (USA) and SCMP, Milk (Hong Kong).
Invited speaker at YOOX Net-a-Porter, ustwo, Design Manchester and TalkRADIO. Guest lecturer at London College of Communication and Savannah College of Art & Design Hong Kong.
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What People Say
‘Outstanding portfolio of pattern designs inspired by urban environments.’
‘MAMIMU marries high-end functionality with contemporary and eclectic design.’
— Pattern Observer
Invited Artist – Cow Parade Niseko
Featured Artist – The Dots
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