Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Aoi studied MA textile design at Aalto University and currently works as a textile and surface designer for both interiors and fashion in Helsinki.
Aoi creates graphic and expressive surface designs for different textile materials. Her works explore shapes, textures and colours in her daily surroundings. In Helsinki, she gets inspired through her everyday experiences in both woods and the city as well as the stories told by people. Aoi also appreciates textile traditions and reinterprets them for modern home interiors, as the AINO blanket was inspired by the pattern and textures of the Finnish traditional Ryijy rugs.
Another collection, designed by Aoi Yoshizawa and made from linen, for Lapuan Kankurit is called TIMANTTI.