Hanae is the latest intern to join us in our Amsterdam office. Originally from Japan, she graduated with a degree in Aesthetics and Art History from Tokyo’s Gakushuin University in 2006. She’s subsequently spent 2 years studying Product, Interior and Architecture Design at Kidi Parsons in Kanazawa, before spending a further 3 years studying at Design Academy Eindhoven in The Netherlands (where she was a student of our own esteemed Dr Raijmakers, no less).
Hanae’s interested in learning from how different people live in different countries and cultures. She describes her motivation as “a wish to re-discover uniqueness, curiousness and the beauty of things which could be missed in mundane daily life”.
She also took her profile photo in front of a banana, which should always be encouraged, STBY moving as they are to an 85% fruit-themed website by Summer 2012.*
*may not be true