SOZOU is a lighting/product design studio based in Melbourne, Australia established in 2019. The studio aim to produce lighting and objects which act as a poetic word in a space without overwhelming its personality. Each object is hand made and finished in Melbourne workshops ensure the highest quality, and to enhance the emotion-centric studio philosophy.
Kohtaroh Colwell-Matsuura, the designer of SOZOU studio, was born and raised in Tokyo and now based in Melbourne. While he practiced visual art, Kohtaroh developed his interest towards design and multicultural aesthetic. He started to practice design since he arrived Australia in 2013, and keeps cultivating his passion and philosophy based on various perspectives; east and west, emotional art and beauty of functionality.