about me

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Born and raised in Japan, I have lived in Germany for six years and in India for six months. Since 2012, I am working in Switzerland.

 

I like my profession because it always injects a bright perspective into the sometimes trivial and sometimes trying experiences of everyday life.

It makes me into a curious person, allowing me to draw useful insights even from routine work.

 

I like design objects that have that little twist that makes you smile but is also essential for the functioning of the product. I also appreciate objects that have been used by people for such a long time that they now naturally fit their hands.

Products where practical functionality is crucial, such as kitchen tools, household appliances and stationery, interest me a lot.

 

II like food, cooking, reading books, taking pictures and playing the ukulele.

I am a passionate language learner and have so far acquired fluency in four languages (Japanese, German, English, and French).

Now I'm learning how to draw digitally, and I have picked up Italian.

nakaya.sommet(at)googlemail.com

中矢 茉貴(なかや まき)- プロダクトデザイナー

日本に生まれ育ち、ドイツに6年、インドに6か月、スイスには2012年から住んでいます。

デザイナーという職業は、好奇心と観察眼さえあれば、何気ない日常や一見退屈な習慣からいつでも気づきを得られるお得な職業だと思います。

 

ちょっとひねりの効いた、でもそこが機能の肝になっているような物、長い間使われ生活の中で少しずつ手に馴染むようになった物が好きです。

特にキッチンツールや家電、文房具のような、使いやすさが重要なものに興味を持っています。

趣味は食べることと料理、ウクレレ、写真、読書です。

日、独、英、仏の四か国語を話します。

最近はデジタルで絵を描く練習と、イタリア語を勉強しています。

nakaya.sommet(at)googlemail.com