Art Unit EbRu is a collective originally formulated in 2013 by Rei Sato, Eri Sakiyama and Jumi Tanabe during their student days in the Crafts Department of Kanazawa College of Art. Their experimental works explored a marbling technique that mixed colours and materials. After graduation, each went their own way, taking career paths in fashion, ceramic industry, and special effects makeup respectively.
Their friendship brought them back to work on a concept to create headpieces for mobile devices, which went on to earn them the Swatch Art Prize at International Talent Support in 2020. Subsequently, EBRU Inc. was officially founded, and their success attracted the attention of Ishikawa Prefecture which awarded the company their Women’s Entrepreneur Prize in 2021. Currently, through their earphone brand ‘EARMIND’, EBRU Inc. is trying economic and social success all for artists and creators.