Contemporary Chefs

Naoto Fukasawa


Naoto Fukasawa is known for his simple, easy-to-use designs that cleverly anticipate the user°«s needs and integrate with the living space. They include the °ř0 (plusminuszero) brand of household electrical appliances and a wall-mounted CD player for Muji.

 

Naoto Fukasawa

Kanae Tsukamoto


Kanae Tsukamoto is highly acclaimed for her Bitowa lacquerware, which combines traditional Japanese lacquer skills with novel design techniques. Her work reveals an original approach to materials.

 

Kanae Tsukamoto

Tokujin Yoshioka


Enjoying an international reputation for originality, Tokujin Yoshioka has released a number of experimental designs, including the Media Skin mobile phone using soft materials to assimilate the phone to the human body, as well as the Boing and ToFU interior collections.

 

Tokujin Yoshioka

Naoko Hirota


Discovering new sides to an object°«s function, while taking into account both cost and ease of manufacture, are the essence of Naoko Hirota°«s product design. Her empathic sensibilities are ever present across a wide range of objects, from fashion accessories to furniture.

 

Naoko Hirota

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