February 2017
SWINE (Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers) is a collaboration between Japanese architect Azusa Murakami and British artist Alexander Groves. Creating works that span the disciplines of art, design, and film, SWINE explores themes of regional identity and the future of resources in the context of globalisation. The work of the practice manifests a deep research into materials and modern industrialisation. The studio was the recipient of the Designer of the Future Award by Swarovski at Design Miami/ Basel 2015, in recognition of outstanding young talent. Work by the duo also features in the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris.