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Naoto Fukasawa

Designer Naoto Fukasawa

“Design means observing objectively.” - Naoto Fukasawa

Naoto Fukasawa graduated from Tama Art University in 1980. After having acted as the head of the American company IDEO's Tokyo office, he established Naoto Fukasawa Design in 2003. He collaborates with and designs for world-leading brands such as Maruni, B&B Italia, Driade, Magis, Artemide and Thonet.

Fukasawa approaches the essential values of things through design, travelling beyond borders or domains. He has continued to hold workshops based on his thoughts regarding the transposition of human unconsciousness into design – a philosophy that could be best expressed using the term “Without Thought”. He is a professor at Musashino Art University and a visiting professor at Tama Art University.