Setsu Ito(Japan)

Setsu Ito is a Japanese designer with a broad work experience in architecture, interior, product, industrial & packaging design. He graduated from Tsukuba University in Japan, began collaborating with leader of avant- garde italian design Alessandro Mendini at Studio Alchimia, and then with great master of modern architecture and design, Angelo Mangiarotti. He opened his design studio in 1995, and since 1997 in partnership with Shinobu Ito, he works and consult for international clients, in a wide range of activities in the design field from architecture, interior, industrial and craft to packaging design. He have received design awards such as: The Young & Design Award 1999 (Italy), “The Good Design Award 2001” (Japan), “The Toyama Product Design Award 2001” (Japan), selected “ADI Design Index 2001, 2005” (Italy) and Compasso d’Oro 2011” (Italy). Some projects became permanent collection of “Triennale Design Museum”, Milan and “Die Neun Sammlung International Design Museum”, Munich. He is visiting professors for important design schools such as Domus Academy in Milan, Politecnico di Milano, IUAV University of Venice, IED Istituto Europeo di Design Milano, and Tsukuba University Japan. His teaching reputation was recognized when he was awarded with "The R.Bonetto Award 2002" (Italy). He is a part of jury of the IF Design Award 2015 (Germany).