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 Verticality; 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.

Located in Toronto, UUfie is an architecture firm licensed to practice in Canada and Japan.


2017 Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy
2017 Milan Design Week, Spazio Rossana Orlandi
2017 MIART, Milan
2017 Themes and Variation, London, UK
2017 Naturkundemuseum, Graz, Austria
2017 Riverside Gallery, Cambridge, Canada
2016 London Design Week, London, UK
2016 Officina Creativa dell’Abitare, Montalcino, Italy
2016 Gladstone Hotel, “Come Up To My Room”, Toronto, Canada
2015 Urbanspace Gallery, “Twenty + Change”, Toronto, Canada
2015 Design Exchange, Toronto, Canada
2014 Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, “Untold” Exhibition, Milan, Italy
2014 Milano Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Italy
2014 Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy
2014 Canada Bloom, Toronto, Canada
2014 Guild Design Fair, Cape Town, South Africa
2013 Design Miami/Basel, Miami, USA
2013 Galleria Rossana Orlandi, Milan, Italy
2012 Interior Design Show, Toronto, Canada