Founded in 2012 Miles Endo established his studio on the principles of hands-on making and craftsmanship. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Honolulu, HI, the son of two musicians, Miles has a deeply ingrained sense of the culture of making. After completing a degree in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, Miles spent years honing his skills designing bespoke furniture and custom cabinetry for private and commercial clients with precision and patience at the heart of every project. 

In 2015 Miles launched his debut lighting collection, the HIRA Series, at the Architectural Digest Show in New York, receiving critical acclaim. Since that time the collection has refined and grown to provide a comprehensive set of lighting fixtures catering to the residential and commercial market. Despite having increased in scale, the workshop remains at the center of the studio. The spirit of craftsmanship and quality exists in every product with Miles overseeing every detail from concept to installation.  

 

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My design process is linked directly to a workshop, where I can truly understand the materials and turn concepts and drawings into reality.
— Miles Endo, Studio Endo