Naoto Fukasawa

Naoto Fukasawa was born in the Yamanashi Prefecture in 1956 and graduated from the Tama Art University in 1980. He established Naoto Fukasawa Design in 2003. Representative works include Muji’s CD player, which is part of the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York, the mobile phones “INFOBAR” and “neon”, as well as the “±0” brand of household electrical appliances and sundries. Apart from acting in a consulting capacity for domestic companies, Naoto Fukasawa has designed products for companies in Europe, including B&B Italia, Boffi, Driade, Magis, Danese, Artemide, Swedese and Swarovski. He is a professor at Musashino Art University and a visiting lecturer at Tama Art University.

“Haptic” Juice Skin, juice pack, 2004 (Takeo Paper Show 2004, “Haptic” Exhibition)

Publications: “An Outline of Design”, Toto Shuppan; “The Ecological Approach to Design”, Takeshi Goto/Masato Sasaki/Naoto Fukasawa; “Optimum”, Rokuyousha.

Awards: iF design award (if gold award); D&AD Global Awards (Gold Award); IDEA (Gold Award); 2003 Mainichi Design Award; 5th Oribe Award; Good Design, The Chicago Athenaeum and others.

Exhibitions: Workspheres “Personal Skies / A Chair with a Soul Left Behind”, Museum of Modern Art, New York 2001; “Without Thought” Exhibition, 1999-2006; Guest of Honour, Stockholm Furniture Fair, 2006; “Super Normal”, Jasper Morrison/ Naoto Fukasawa, Touring Exhibition Tokyo, London 2006; “Ideal House 07”, imm cologne, Germany.

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