Aki was born in Paris and grew up in Tokyo. Arnaud, originally from the North of France, studied in Belgium. They met in Paris during their studies of interior architecture and design. Since the creation of their studio A + A Cooren in 1999, Aki and Arnaud have been working on interior design, product and design projects. furniture and scenography. Thanks to their minimal and simple aesthetics, inherited from their Franco-Japanese culture, they seek to integrate subtle references to nature in the interiors and everyday objects they design.
Among their references: Shiseido, Artemide, L'Oréal , Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Yamagiwa, Saint Louis, Boffi Bains, Cartier, Mobilier National and Vertigo Bird ...
For NOMA, A + A Cooren is developing the “Sen 93.3” chair in recycled steel wire and shells in recycled plastic or wood.