Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Aoi studied for an MA in 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 the forest and the city as well as the stories told by local people. Aoi also appreciates textile traditions and reinterprets them for modern home interiors.