Artist on a mission to inject optimism into the world
Collaborations & Commissions
I love spreading Joy Through Colours and Shapes
I am MAMIMU (aka June Mineyama-Smithson), Japanese designer/artist based in London. Combining the philosophy of Japanese Kimono artisans and Postmodern wit, I create bold joyful patterns from seemingly mundane scenery — from manhole covers in Tokyo, store shutters in Shoreditch to ropes on a sandy beach in Bali.
‘Outstanding portfolio of pattern designs inspired by urban environments.’ — YCN
‘Striking Work.’ — Pattern Observer
‘Incredible designer who finds magic in the mundane.’ – Underpinned
‘MAMIMU marries high-end functionality with contemporary and eclectic design.’ — Ello
‘It's a really strong, sturdy bag with great features...Overall, very impressed.’
— Katie Treggiden (Design Journalist)
‘Possibly the prettiest laptop totes around.’
— Jennifer Lachs (Digital Nomad Girls)
‘I absolutely love this print and never tire of looking at it - it is fabulous.’
— Kerry Q.
‘Definitely recommend! Lovely print and very well packaged.’