designer / maker of 


Chris Tomoya James
Designer / Maker
1986 - Current

I am a designer / maker of experimental interiors, light, and furniture.

My practice is a hands-on design and build studio. I like to work at human scale: for me the sweet spot has always been somewhere between 10 - 50sqm.

I facilitate my experimentation through private furniture commissions, commercial projects through my retail / exhibition design business, personal projects, and indirectly by teaching subjects at RMIT and the University of Melbourne.

Please note that this website is a chronological portfolio of my work. For my retail / exhibition design business, please head to:


  • Master of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)
  • Registered Building Practitioner (Commercial Builder)
  • Committee Member (Victorian Woodworkers Association)
5 tyrone street, north melbourne