UUfie is an award winning multidisciplinary architecture studio, founded in 2009 by architect-designers Irene Gardpoit and Eiri Ota. UUfie’s work spans the fields of art, architecture, landscape, furniture, and product design. The practice celebrates experimentation, diversity, and site specific—often inspired by nature—and aims to create “experiences of transition” in all of its work.
Every project is unique, yet unified by working in a highly participatory and collaborative method, with clients, engineers, fabricators and specialist consultants all contributing from the beginning of a project to completion. While continuing to push for innovation and experimentation, the studio addresses the specific features and potential of a particular situation, embracing them into the project while responding to the requirements of the program.
Standout architectural projects include the Ports 1961 Shanghai; the Printemps Haussmann Verticalité; and Lake Cottage, a two-story family home along the lake that references of being in a tree house. Notable furniture and object designs include Yin Yang Table; Echo Table; Whiteout Vases; and Peacock, a set of chairs embodying the frozen moment of the plumage of their namesake.
The studio’s work has been in several contemporary design exhibitions and galleries, including, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, London Design Week, Design Exchange, Guild Design Fair, Design Miami and Museo Bagatti Valsecchi.