Ayako Takase

Board Member

Ayako Takase is a director and co-founder of Observatory, a multi-disciplinary design studio based in Providence, RI which explores, brainstorms, and designs furniture, products, and experiences for both Fortune 500 companies and individuals. Since 2010, she has taught a wide-range of design courses at Rhode Island School of Design and is currently Assistant Professor in the Industrial Design department. The mother of two young children, she also is one of the founding members of West Side Play Space and serves as Treasurer on the Board of Montessori School of RI.