Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician who explores the realms of soundthrough exquisitely designed pieces. His work looks into the relationship between sound and people, and how music and sound effect their minds. His sound, art and installations have been exhibited all over the world.
Suzuki was born in Tokyo in 1980. After studying Industrial Design at Nihon University, he worked for the Japanese art unit Maywa Denki (who created the Otamatone). He then moved to London to study Design Products at the Royal College of Art under the tutelage of Ron Arad. During this period, he also worked with Yamaha to produce musical experiences.
In 2013, he started teaching at Royal College of Art as well as becoming a research consultant for Disney,New Radiophonic Workshop and Teenage Engineering.
During this same year, he set up Yuri Suzuki Design Group, focusing on R&D, sound and design consultancy work, where he collaborates with many clients including Google, Moog, will.i.am, Panasonic and Disney to name a few.
Later on in 2013 Suzuki created a DIY musical instrument, the OTOTO (comprising of a built in synthesiser and sampler) - with Mark McKeague and Joseph Pleass as Dentaku Ltd - to much public acclaim.
In 2014, Museum of Modern Art New York acquired his work OTOTO and Colour Chasers to their permanent collection.
Yuri Suzuki in 2018 was appointed as the latest partner at Pentagram leading his team Yuri Suzuki Design Group. Yuri and his team are based at Pentagram’s London studio with an international client base, who are looking to push the boundaries of design, technology and sound.