Founded in 2017, based in Hangzhou, China. Suomu Design is a design studio specializing in product design, co-directed by product designer Zou Mengmeng and architect Wang Liyan. The studio has its own ceramic design brand- suomu®️, which is independently designed and sold, and its products are mainly ceramic drinkwares and decorative objects.
The studio’s philosophy is to continuously search for balancing reasonable strategy and sentimental values in design. Starting from architectural thinking, explore the boundaries between objects, people and the environment, and create classic objects that balance time.
Suomu design studio realizes both commissioned and self-initiated projects, which have been shown at a number of international design fairs and exhibitions, including Maison&Objet Paris 2017, Art Beijing 2017，Design Tokyo 2018,Design Shanghai 2020/2021 as a brand label.
Zou Mengmeng began her design studies in graphic design at China Central academy of fine arts, and then graduated with a MA in product design specific in ceramic and glass at Royal Danish academy of fine arts.After graduating from a master's degree, she returned to China and established Suomudesign Studio,Published a number of series of ceramic products in the name of the studio and received attention, and hosted a series of design projects at the same time.She is mainly focusing on material experiments in brand creation and design strategy now.
Liyan Wang was graduated from China Central academy of fine arts with a bachelor's degree in interior design. Former architect of Zhu Pei Design Office. He once participated in the design projects of Taimiao Art Museum, 798CUBE Art Museum and Maritime Silk Road Museum.After joining Suomudesign Studio in 2020, he is more focused on the research of product modeling and craftsmanship.He is mainly responsible for the studio's product design and exhibition design.