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Naoto Fukasawa

Naoto Fukasawa is a renowned Japanese industrial designer known for his minimalist and functional design philosophy, emphasizing practicality and user experience. A graduate of Tama Art University, Fukasawa gained international recognition for his work with MUJI and has collaborated with global brands such as HAY, Artemide, Alessi, Herman Miller, and Samsung. His designs, like the iconic wall-mounted CD player for MUJI, are characterized by clean lines and a lack of superfluous elements. Fukasawa's work spans furniture, lighting, electronics, and household items, blending simplicity with elegance. He is also a professor and a prolific writer and speaker, advocating for a thoughtful and unobtrusive design approach that seamlessly integrates into everyday life.

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Hay Pao Portable Table Lamp
Hay Pao Portable Table Lamp
Hay Pao Portable Table Lamp
€119,00
Hay Pao Glass Pendant Lamp
Hay Pao Glass Pendant Lamp
Hay Pao Glass Pendant Lamp
€363,00
Hay Pao Glass Table Lamp
Hay Pao Glass Table Lamp
Hay Pao Glass Table Lamp
€359,16
Hay Pao Steel Pendant Lamp
Hay Pao Steel Pendant Lamp
Hay Pao Steel Pendant Lamp
€155,00
Artemide Demetra Spotlight Wall Lamp
Artemide Demetra Spotlight Wall Lamp
Artemide Demetra Micro Table Lamp
Artemide Demetra Micro Table Lamp
Artemide Demetra Wall Lamp
Artemide Demetra Wall Lamp
Artemide Demetra Wall Lamp
€409,00
Hay Pao Steel Floor Lamp
Hay Pao Steel Floor Lamp
Hay Pao Steel Floor Lamp
€363,00
Artemide Itka Suspension Lamp
Artemide Itka Suspension Lamp
3 variants
Artemide Itka Suspension Lamp
€332,00
Artemide Demetra Micro Wall Lamp
Artemide Demetra Micro Wall Lamp
Artemide Demetra Desk Lamp
Artemide Demetra Desk Lamp
Artemide Demetra Desk Lamp
€418,00

Naoto Fukasawa is a renowned Japanese industrial designer celebrated for his minimalist and functional design philosophy. Born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1956, Fukasawa graduated from Tama Art University with a degree in Product Design in 1980. He gained international recognition for his work with MUJI, a Japanese retail company known for its simple and quality household and consumer goods. Fukasawa’s designs emphasize practicality and user experience, often characterized by clean lines and a lack of superfluous elements. His iconic wall-mounted CD player for MUJI, launched in 1999, epitomizes his ability to blend functionality with elegance, making everyday objects both useful and aesthetically pleasing.

Throughout his career, Fukasawa has collaborated with numerous global brands, including HAY, Artemide, Alessi, Herman Miller, and Samsung, contributing to a wide range of products from furniture and lighting to electronics and household items. For HAY, a Danish design company, Fukasawa has created beautifully simple furniture pieces that marry Scandinavian design sensibilities with Japanese minimalism. With Artemide, an Italian lighting manufacturer, he has designed elegant lighting solutions that reflect his focus on subtlety and functionality. He is also a professor at Tama Art University and a member of the advisory board for the Japanese brand MUJI. His work has earned him numerous accolades, including the IDEA Gold Award, Red Dot Design Award, and the prestigious Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) title. Fukasawa’s influence extends beyond product design; he is a prolific writer and speaker, often discussing the intersection of design, technology, and human behavior, advocating for a thoughtful and unobtrusive approach to design that seamlessly integrates into everyday life.