Ayako Aratani + Evan Fay :
Aratani · Fay
“Our interest is creating domestic objects by experimenting with expressive and irregular form”- AA + EF
Aratani・Fay is a collaborative design studio by Ayako Aratani and Evan Fay, based in Pontiac, MI. Both received an MFA in 3D design at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2016 and founded the studio shortly after their graduation. Working as independent designers, the duo shares a studio and workshop, collaborating on projects and exhibiting work together. Past exhibitions include; Salone Satellite in Milan, Collective Design in NYC, and Interior Design Show in Toronto.
Aratani aims to leave imperfections in her work through craft, while Fay’s work is largely focused on intuitive construction methods in soft seating. Both embrace irregularities in design as an aesthetic that can carry a philosophy of living.
NEXT:SPACE is a retail platform for Aratani · Fay furniture and house wares.