Mentsen Mentsen is a London-based design practice established in 2011 and a partnership between two Japanese designers, Yasuyuki Sakurai and Risa Sano. The studio name, meaning ‘surfaces and lines’ in Japanese, references to working in different mediums and scales.
Working internationally, Mentsen offer product design and art direction for businesses and cultural organisations. Clarity and thoughtfulness are at the core of studio’s approach. Making often gives an additional layer to the design process, aiding them to understand materials, constructions and production processes.