Toshiyuki Kita(Japan)

Began to work in Japan and Milan, Italy in 1969. Produces lots of bestseller products from Italian and German manufacturers as well as Japanese. Recently,produce LCD TV and home robot etc., Many of his work are selected for the permanent collections of several Museums in the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Toshiyuki Kita is also involved with traditional craft design, promoting local industry and performing as a

creative director all round.  One of his book is Local Industry + Design” published recently.  He holds prominent positions such as the chairman of the Japan Good Design Awards (2004 to 2006), the chairperson of the jury of China Red Star Design Award (2006 to 2008), the guest professor at China Central Academy of Fine Arts and at University of Shanghai for Science and Technology. The professor of the Osaka University of Arts. In 2010 Shanghai World Expo, he was a design advisor for Japanese Industry Pavilion.