INODA+SVEJE is a design duo comprising Kyoko Inoda (Japan) and Nils Sveje (Denmark). Inoda studied architectural design at ISAD in Milan. Sveje graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen. Inoda + Sveje was founded in 2000 in Copenhagen. They moved their base of operations to Milan in 2003. Together they have developed an harmonious and sensitive approach applied in both the design process and the resulting form and aesthetics.
INODA+SVEJE has applied their competences as traditional external designers and as consultants in teams of specialists for established brands and startups under construction. Their services has been applied on artisan products, like wooden furniture, and high tech equipment like nanotech and medical devices.

Kyoko Inoda

Kyoko Inoda

CEO, Industrial Designer

Nils Sveje

Nils Sveje

CEO, Architect, Industrial designer


2014 Asahikawa, The International Furniture Design/Final listed
2013 Design for Asia Awards 2013 /Silver
2010 Asahikawa, The International Furniture Design/Final listed
2010 IF product design award 2011 /Gold
2010 Good Design Award 2010
2010 Seoul Cycle Design Competition/Grand price
2007 Hokkaido Good Design Competition/Selected
2005 Asahikawa, The International Furniture Design/Final listed
2005 Asahikawa, The International Furniture Design/Bronze Leaf
2004 Taiwan International Design Competition/Final listed
2004 International Design Competition Osaka/Special mentions
2002 Pure Design Award/1st prize
2000 IDEE design competition/Final listed

Our Services

As a design studio, INODA+SVEJE offers a range of services in the following categories: Design, Consultancy and Shop&Distribution.


INODA+SVEJE is an industrial design office and work as such in many diverse fields, their competences are mostly applied in the fields of furniture, both artisan and more industrialized, Product design of mostly healthcare products and human interaction with products, use and interface design.
They work with companies from all continents and are always interested in new challenges from all sizes of companies.

Workshop in the factory

Finalised product



Being a multi-disciplinary design studio, INODA+SVEJE have a vast experience as partner in teams of product development, They provide competences as a guardian for the industrial design, often filling the gaps between professions (engineering, health personnel etc.)
They often follows products from ideation to distribution and take an holistic approach to challenges instead of safeguarding our domain.



Finalised product


The premises of Inoda + Sveje also host the furniture showroom, located in the heart of Milan, and an online shop to sell and distribute the prestigious products designed by the studio and other international renowned designers in partnership with Miyazaki Chair Factory.

Shop in Milan

Shop in Milan

Exsample in use