As we work with graphic design and art on everyday bases, we wanted to create things, completely free from ‘commercial’ mind, that we could simply celebrate the beauty and fun that shapes and materials have – and SWING was born.
We all have those moments when the sense of ‘self’ blurs the boundaries between roughness and sophistication, minimal and decorative, femininity and masculinity.
And we strive to recreate those moments that ‘self’ swings between these boundaries.
SWING is a small design studio consisting of a designer and an assistant. Taking advantage of that smallness, we create every item with great care while thinking outside the box and challenging new things. We create jewelry combining traditional silversmithing skills and our designer’s knowledge and skills of art and graphic design inspired by contemporary art, music, sub culture and counter culture.
We are always seeking new opportunities where we can utilize our knowledge and skills. Please feel free to contact us if you have any projects we could help.
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Tetsuya moved to the US after working as a graphic designer in Tokyo. Having experienced working as an artist assistant and freelance designer, he again moved to UK in 2006. After obtaining MA in Visual Arts, he worked on numerous projects both in art and design field, and moved back to Tokyo in 2013. He started to self-teach silversmithing from 2015, and launched his own brand SWING in 2017. Currently, he mainly focuses on SWING, but also continues to create his art and work on some design projects.