Designed in Amsterdam, inspired by Japan
ANO Studio is a small design studio and online shop based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Hi! I'm Hannah Kay, the designer and maker behind all things ANO. Forever in love with Japan and it's culture I can most likely be found drawing, cooking - Japanese off course - or drinking some good coffee. I'm trying to learn Japanese, so wish me luck!
JAPAN & GEOMETRY
With ANO Studio I make art prints, lasercut jewellery, paper goods and small accessories. A Japanese aesthetic runs throughout the brand. Stemming from a long fascination with this intoxicating country, it's a boundless source of inspiration. Combine this with my love for geometry and fine lines and you get what ANO Studio is all about.
I strive to keep as much of a sustainable practice as possible. For instance using soy inks where possible and 100% recycled acrylics as much as I can. Almost everything I make is produced and printed locally in The Netherlands.
So ANO, does it actually mean something?
Ano is a typical Japanese word meaning ‘that over there’, in this case the Studio! But ano あの can also be used as a space filler in conversations, like you’re saying "umm". It's a great way to fill up conversation when you are a bit shy or hesitant like I sometimes am!
• Visit Japanfans for a virtual exhibit + interview about ANO Studio
• Go to The Maker Store blog for a profile on ANO Studio
Find ANO Studio near you
Situated in De Hallen in West this stoe focusses on young designers. They have the widest selection of ANO products: prints, T-shirts, accessoires, paper goods
The place to shop riso prints and earrings. Located in de Utrechtse Voorstraat they specialize in clothes, art prints and accessoires all by independent designers
Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Utrecht
Stocks ANO Studio earrings and Mini Prints, as well as a beautiful selection of sustainably made
fashion and homewares