I have long time the idea to found independent brand «Petao Design».
Last years I focused on the stage design for Czech theatre.
Furthermore I worked as puppeteer and organized private puppet exhibitions. All the time I continue to think about design of reasonable puppets and toys, which could make joy not only for small group of collectors.
I have Japanese roots and I’m living in the Czech Republic. This culture mix is for me big source of inspiration and invention. With my products, I would like make contribution to old Czech tradition of family theatre. Family theatre is great for family communication and increasing of creativity of children.
In co-operation with selected producer and fellow artist we will offer «Petao-design»'s puppets and toys, which, I hope, make you happy!
林 由未 - Yumi Hayashi 1979 Yokohama, Japan
2002 Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University, Graphic Design, Bachelor Course
2004 Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Art & Music,
Department of Design, Master Course
2007 Entered DAMU, Academy of Perfoming Arts in Prague Department of Alternative and
puppets theatre, Stage design, Master Course
2008 - 2009 Fellowship by japanese POLA Art Foundation
2010 Graduated from DAMU with special prise from university president for „Unique
approach in a creation of puppets and connecting of influence from japanese and central
2011 Fellowship by japanese Ministry of Culture, work experience at the DRAK Theatre in
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