Born in Kobe, Japan in 1975, Arihiro Miyake studied industrial design at the Kobe Design University before moving to Finland, where he attained a Master’s degree in furniture and spatial design from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. He began his career as an interior designer, developing restaurant concepts for a Japanese company. He then worked as an product designer for the Finnish companies Ilkka Suppanen and Yrio Wiherheimo. In 2004, he established the independent Studio Arihiro Miyake. Based in Helsinki, Studio Arihiro Miyake works widely in the field of design on projects ranging from interior and product design to research projects. Notable projects by the studio include the modern French restaurant Tooth Tooth in Tokyo, the Helsinki Bakery in Osaka, and the marimekko shop in Helsinki. Arihiro is also a teacher at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, and a member of the Japan Finland Design Association.