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Koichi Io

Koichi Io

Meet the Artist

Born: 1987
Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Japanese metalsmith Koichi Io’s award-winning metalwork demonstrates traditional hand raising and chasing techniques; resulting in elegant and fluid metal vessels that showcase his incredible talent for metalworking. Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Koichi Io studied metalwork at Musashino Art University before completing his Masters at Seoul National University, College of Fine Art in 2012.

Awards include:
2011 Finalist in Tableware, Inhorgenta Award 2011, Munich; 2009 Merit Award, 6th Cheongju International Craft Competition, South Korea

Public Collections include:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Cheongju City, South Korea

Koichi Io’s work featured in the exhibition A Japanese Design in August 2020.


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