Meet the Design Ventura 2021 Brief Setter – Yuri Suzuki

Posted by Elysia Thorpe on September 07 2021

Design Ventura

We are pleased to announce that the Design Ventura 2021-22 brief setter is artist and designer Yuri Suzuki.

Yuri Suzuki, Photo Credit: Alberto Balazs 

Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician. He is Partner at design firm Pentagram and works out of studios in London and Margate. His work ranges from small products to large scale installations. His practice uses sound and interaction to look at the relationship between people and their environments.

You can find out more about his work and the Design Ventura brief, by watching the brief video below:

You can also see Yuri’s most recent sound installation, Sonic Bloom, at Brown Hart Gardens in London until August 2022 (pictured below). Sonic Bloom is an interactive community sculpture with colourful horns that function as speaking tubes, through which members of the public can communicate with each other and listen to the sounds of the city.

Sonic Bloom, Mayfair, London, Photo credit: Alberto Balazs 

Other recent projects include The Welcome Chorus, 2020 at Turner Contemporary and Sound in Mind, 2020 at the Design Museum. You can see a selection of his product design and other projects on his website.

EZ Record Maker, Yuri Suzuki, Photo Credit: Gakken

You can watch Yuri’s top tips for students taking part in Design Ventura competition in the video below:

We are delighted that Yuri will be one of our expert judges, helping to choose this year’s winning idea at the Pitching Day in March 2022.