Born in Brazil in 1983, but deeply influenced by the Japanese culture of his parents, textile designer Yamamoto graduated with an MA in Fine Arts from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design in 2013 and has exhibited internationally since then, participating in Design Weeks in London, Helsinki and Milan. In spring 2014, he was invited to design for the Vossa Jazz festival and to take part in Dimanche Rouge’s ‘Focus on Norway’ performance-art event in Paris. His work combines the Japanese tradition of fine craftsmanship with the Brazilian love of colour, and his textile designs have been acquired by The Norwegian National Museum for Arts, Crafts and Design and the Nordfjell Kunstindustri Museum in Trondheim. Since exhibiting at 100% Norway 2014, Yamamoto has collaborated on projects with a number of other Norwegian design studios, including Morten & Jonas, Vera & Kyte and Norwegian Crafts. He lives and works in Bergen.
For 2015, Yamamoto presents a collection of Textiles in Norwegian Wool. With a diverse mix of inspirations, including textile artist Anni Albers, Bauhaus, the music of Jim Diamond and spring mornings in Bergen, the prototype collection is characterised by the use of pure Norwegian wool, Brazilian natural silk and all-natural dyes.