Naoto Fukasawa for Issey Miyake:

Born in Yamanashi in 1956. Graduated from Tama Art University's product design department in 1980. Went to America in 1989 and, after having worked for eight years in the design consulting company IDEO (San Francisco), set up its Tokyo office. In 2003, he went independent and established Naoto Fukasawa Design. He has worked with major companies both domestically and from overseas including in Germany and Scandanavia, such as B&B Italia, Driade, Magis, Danese, artemide, Boffi and Vitra. His wall-mounted CD player for MUJI, humidifier for Plus Minus Zero, and Inforbar and Neon for au/KDDI are part of the N.Y. MoMA permanent design collection. In 2006, he founded Super Normal with Jasper Morrison. In 2007, he was accorded the title of Royal Designer for Industry (Royal Society of Arts). He has won over fifty awards, including the American IDEA Gold Award, the German Award, the German if Gold Award, the Brisitsh D&AD Gold Award, and the Mainichi Design Award.

Fukasawa is on the design advisory board for MUJI and is one of the directors for 21_21 Design Sight. He is a professor at Musashino Art University and a visiting professor at Tama Art University.