Product designer, born in 1965 in Kobe, Japan. He graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts in 1989. In 1994, he took an M.A. in Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art, UK. He worked at design unit “AZUMI” for 10 years from 1995. In 2005, he established the “a studio” design office and has worked with international companies, focusing on the design of products and furniture. Many of his award-winning designs can be found in museums around the world. Professor at HOSEI University. Visiting professor at KOBE Design University.