Takanori Hikima (1983-) and Masayoshi Suzuki (1982-) have been designing products as a twosome since 2008. PINTO is a design unit led by the two designers, who are active across different genres to, for example, design museum appliances, publish in collaboration with a photographer, and organize an exhibition at the same time as serving as an in-house designer at a home appliance maker and an office furniture manufacturer respectively. They both graduated in 2006 from the industrial design course at Nihon University, College of Art. Hikima studied under Sam Hecht during his short-term overseas exchange program and graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design, Department of Architecture. Suzuki studied under Thomas Aronson during a study period abroad in 2014. His activities are currently based in Tokyo. Their award history includes the iF design award, Red Dot Design Award, GOOD DESIGN AWARD, and Tokyo TDC award.