Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician. He explores the realms of sound through exquisitely designed pieces that examine the relationship between people and sound questioning how both music and sound effect the mind. Yuri Suzuki has exhibited his installations and sound artworks around the world.
Suzuki was born in Tokyo in 1980. After studying Industrial design at Nihon University, he worked with Maywa Denki, the Japanese Art unit that created Otamatone. During this period, Yuri developed a strong interest in the relationship between music and technology.
In 2005, Yuri moved to London to study Design Products at the Royal College of Art. He then went on to work with Yamaha to produce musical experiences.
Yuri Suzuki Creative Consultancy & Design studio opened in 2010. The practice focuses on research & development sound and design consultancy work. Suzuki collaborates with many clients including Google, Moog, will.i.am, Panasonic, Disney, New Radiophonic Workshop and Teenage Engineering
In 2013 Yuri was appointed as a platform tutor at the Design Products department at the Royal College of Art and as a member of the New Radiophonic Workshop. Later Suzuki created a DIY musical instrument, the OTOTO (comprising of a built in synthesiser and sampler) with Mark McKeague and Joseph Pleass as Dentaku Ltd. The artwork was acquired with Colour Chasers in 2014 by the Museum of Modern Art New York for the permanent collection
In 2018 Yuri Suzuki was appointed as the latest partner at Pentagram leading his team Yuri Suzuki Design Group. Yuri and his team are based at Pentagram’s London studio with an international client base, who are looking to push the boundaries of design, technology and sound crossing the filed of low tech and high tech.