Gabriel Tan Ariake designer japan

Gabriel Tan is the founder of Gabriel Tan Studio. He is also the creative director of Turn handles, Japanese furniture brand Ariake and Portuguese craft brand Origin.

Gabriel Tan Studio is a design practice working at cultural intersections. Constantly exploring new ways to work across disciplines, reinterpret tradition, craft or technology.

His works have won the Industrial Designers Society of America’s IDEA Award, Japan Good Design Award, the President’s Design Award and been exhibited at design fairs globally.

Aside from his design work, he has guest lectured at Lasalle College of the Arts, National University of Singapore, University of Oregon, Pratt Institute, and also served as a jury member at the Cannes Lions Festival and Core77 Design Awards

Gabriel Tan Studio creative directed and designed seven products for Ariake. The collection features materials such as sumi ink brushed wood, indigo dyed ash, prismatic glass, paper cord, leather and charred cedar.