Patricia Miyamoto grew up in Munich, Germany. She worked as a furniture restoration apprentice under a Bavarian countess, before studying architecture at the Parsons School of Design in New York.
After graduating from Parsons, she turned her hand to retail design in New York for firms specialising in high-end commissions including Holt Renfrew in Toronto and the first Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Store in San Francisco. Subsequently, she relocated to London to work for Claudio Silvestrin and then for David Chipperfield. At David Chipperfield Architects, Patricia was the team leader for the Dolce & Gabbana main line flagship stores in the US, the UK, France, Italy and Russia.
In 2001 Patricia launched her own practice focussing on upmarket projects, with commissions in France, United Kingdom and Belgium, as well as furniture design projects in London.
In 2008 she launched the luggage and accessories brand Maison Miyamoto, where she designed and developed luxury handbags and suitcases.
In 2022, she co-founded the jewellery brand Érié, featuring laboratory-grown diamonds and recycled precious metals.
Her work has been featured in notable publications such as Côté Paris, Côté Sud, Icon Magazine, British Vogue, Casa Brutus and Vogue Bambini.
Patricia is based in Belgium and speaks German, English and French. She can be contacted here.