- About Luft

Co-founded in 2005 by Satoko Takeshima and Nami Makishi. In 2012, Chikako Okeda joined. Since 2014, Makishi and Okeda had moved their base to Okinawa and opened Luft_shop in Okinawa in 2020. In 2024, Satoko Takeshima has passed away, and Makishi and Okeda carry on her legacy.

The office name “Luft” means “air” in German. Their motto is to create fresh air, blank space, and space in spaces and objects, and they develops a wide variety of designs, including spaces, furniture, and products.

- Profile

真喜志 奈美|Nami Makishi

真喜志 奈美  Nami Makishi

Born in Okinawa Prefecture in 1966. Graduated from Musashino Art University, Department of Industrial Design. After studying at the Graduate School of Sculpture at the Berlin University of Arts and working at a design office in Seoul, she established her own design office in Seoul in 1999. Since returning to Japan in 2003, she has been working on space designs both domestically and internationally. Her main product design work includes ENVELOPE series for NIHON SWEDEN and LAUAN SHELVES. Since moving her base to Okinawa in 2014, she has been working on joint product developments with creators in Okinawa.

桶田 千夏子|Chikako Okeda

桶田 千夏子  Chikako Okeda

Born in Tokyo in 1977. Graduated from Keio University Faculty of Law, Department of Law. After studying law at university, she turned to cooking. In 2010 she established Yama Shokudo in Kiyosumi Shirakawa (Tokyo). Since 2012, she has involved to design together with Makishi, they have been developing furniture, spaces and products. Her main product design work includes Table Soy Sauce for Kimura Glass and Erde series. While cooking every day, she looks at the things to need for daily life and has keeping to work on design.