They (Daniel To and Emma Aiston) established the design studio DANIEL EMMA in 2008, to enable them to express their thoughts through Industrial Design. Their studio works on a large variety of projects, ranging from desk objects to installations. They look to create the unexpected from simple objects using simple forms, drawing influence and insight from the diverse culture that Australia presents them with.
Their designs aim to be ‘just nice’.
Daniel + Emma met whilst studying Industrial Design in Adelaide, Australia. After both graduating in 2007, they spent almost 2 years gaining experience with various design studios in London, such as Marc Newson, Thorsten Van Elten and Committee. From here they established Daniel Emma and exhibited their first collection ‘shapes’ in London and Tokyo. After moving back home (Adelaide), they then returned to London to exhibit their second collection ‘solids’ in 2009 and in 2010 their first production collection ‘D.E’.
During this time they have been listed by Wallpaper* magazine in 2009 as one of the recent design graduates to watch and in 2010 awarded the Blueprint most promising talent at 100% design London as well as winning the Bombay Sapphire Australian Design Discovery award, the most prestigious design award in Australia.