Designer

Naoto Fukasawa

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In 2003 he established Naoto Fukasawa Design.
While collaborating with representative brands in Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Asian countries for their product developments, he is also consulting both national and international companies.
He has continued to hold workshops based upon his own thoughts regarding the transposition of human unconsciousness into design – a philosophy that could be best expressed using the terms “Without Thought” and in 2010, it will record its 11th workshop. Fukasawa has won many awards that includs the American IDEA Gold Award, the German if Gold Award, the British D&AD Gold Award, the Mainichi Design Award, the 5th Oribe Award and a gold award for Japanese Good Design Award. In 2006, Fukasawa founded Super Normal with Jasper Morrison. In 2007, Fukasawa was accorded the title of Honorable Royal Designer for Industry (Royal Society of Arts). Fukasawa is one of the directors of 21_21 Design Sight. In 2010 Fukasawa acted as the chairman for the Good Design Award 2010 judging committee. He is a professor at Musashino Art University, a visiting professor at Tama Art University.
Fukasawa has co-authored such books as The Ecological Approach to Design (Tokyo Shoseki), Optimum (Rikuyosha), while authored An Outline of Design (TOTO Shuppan) and released NAOTO FUKASAWA, a compilation of his works, through Phaidon Press. Recently Fukasawa had an exhibition in collaboration with a photographer: Tamotsu Fujii and they published The Outline – The Unseen Outline of Things (Hachette Fujingaho)