Makiko Shinoda born in Japan and living in the Netherlands. She graduated from Tama art university craft department in Japan and from Design Academy Eindhoven well-being department in the Netherlands. She was born with high myopia her sight was limited to colour identification until 4 years old. She was interested in enhancing non-visual sensations because she spent her childhood afraid of losing her sight. She believes stimulating our senses is important to human lives.  How can we engage and stimulate our senses in our daily lives? How can we be thankful for what we have in everyday life? She is focusing on how materials, humans and cultures relate to products.

Her work has been exhibited in Van Abbemuseum, House of contemporary art Z33, 3331 Art chiyoda, amongst others. In 2017, she received a gold award for an educational toy from European Product Design Award.


    Honours and Awards

    Nominated by Innovation for Health,
    conceptual design award Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2014

    Toegepast 17, Selected as Young Design talent 
    Z33, Hasselt, Belgium 2012

    Face of Design Awards, Winner + Special mention
    Berlin, Germany 2012

    European Product Design Award
    A gold award for an educational toy Categories 2017

    Group Exhibition

    Intergenerational graduation show Design academy Eindhoven 75 years celebration – Vincenzo Monti 59, The Netherlands 2022

    HOPE – Home of design Kazarne Eindhoven, The Netherlands 2019

    DDW Van abbe museum Eindhoven, The Netherlands 2016

    Uchinokoto Amsterdam – Home, family, inside, I -” CBK Amsterdam in Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2014

    “Uchinokoto Tokyo – Home, family, inside, I -” 3331 Art chiyoda in Tokyo, Japan 2014

    “Conceptual design of Health care innovation” Amsterdam Rai in Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2014

    “Nomadisumi” Curated by Raffaelle Carreri, Lidewij Edelkoort Milano Salone 2013
    Gallery Altai in Milan, Italy 2013

    Toegepast 17, Selected as Young Design talent Z33, Hasselt, Belgium 2012

    “Biënnale INTERIEUR 2012”  Ventura interieur in Kotrijk, Belgium 2012

    “In Between” Zona Ventoza, Dutch Design Week 2011, Eindhoven The Netherlands 2011

    “De jaarlijkse Tentoonstellingen van via Milano” Amsterdam Rai in Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2012

    “nix-jes” project with Sylvia Lai supported by Dorine de Vos Gallery Christian Ouwens 2011 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    ‘’THIS WAY’’ Milan Salone 2011. Design Academy Eindhoven exhibition in Milan, Italy 2011