Naoto Fukasawa

Naoto Fukasawa is one of the most highly regarded and well known modern product designers. Fukasawa was born in Japan in 1956 and graduated from the Tama Art University in 1980. Shortly thereafter, Fukasawa moved to the United States where he worked in-house at IDEO, a design company known for innovative design products, services, environments, and unique digital experiences. While at IDEO, Fukasawa conceived of Personal Skies, one of his most noted pure art installations. Fukasawa’s collection of nine concepts explored the themes of individuality within the context of corporate culture. Cut Skies/Under Someone’s Sky and A Chair with a Soul Left Behind, were working installations for the Workspheres exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).