Born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1956. Graduated from Tama Art University in 1980.
After working at IDEO USA and as president of IDEO Tokyo Branch Office, established Naoto Fukasawa Design in 2003.
Major works include MUJI's wall hanging CD player (permanent collection of MoMA New York), Infobar and neon mobile phones, and household electrical appliances brand }0.
Works he recently presented from B&BITALIA, Driade, Magis, Artemide, Danese, and boffi gained a lot of attention.
He has received over 50 design awards, including American IDEA Gold Award, German if Gold Award, British D&AD Gold Award, Mainichi Design Award, G Mark Gold Award, the 5th Oribe Award.
Fukasawa also is a professor at Musashino Art University and a visiting professor at Tama Art University.
His books include gDesign no Rinkakuh (TOTO) and gThe Ecological Approach to Designh (Tokyo Shoseki).

What is your name?
Naoto Fukasawa

Which country do you wish to represent?

What did you have in mind when creating your T-1 T-shirt design?
Red on white is a symbolic icon that represents Japan. Rose is frequently used as flower prints on clothes. I combined these two symbolic motifs with soccer ball, and came up with this design

What sort of places or situations will best fit your T-shirt design, do you think?
Anywhere, everywhere.

Has your final T-shirt design turned out the same as you initially imagined it would?
I tried not to change my initial image when developing the design.

When you were designing your T-1 T-shirt, how did the process compare with your normal work?
Not much different.

Please give your T-shirt a name.
Bara Iro/Rose Color/Rose-colored

Please give us a a message to all the people who visit the website, to spark their interest in your T-shirt.
I'm sure it will look good on you, and your good taste will be highlighted.

If there is any music that would best fit your T-shirt design, please let us know.
Any kind of music.

Is there any strikingly memorable or impressive T-shirt that you remember?


What is your favorite food?

White rice.

If you have any news or information about your recent or upcoming activities, please let us know.
"Super Normal" exhibit
From Friday June 9th 2006 to Sunday July 2nd 2006. Open from 11:00-19:00 (Closes on 17:00 on final day)
AXIS Gallery (4F AXIS Buidg. 5-17-1, Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo Tel: +81-3-5575-8655)
Sponsored by AXIS Gallery
Cooperation by UNIFOR, etc.
Curated by Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa

From Tuesday June 6th 2006 to Friday June 16th 2006. Open from 11:00-19:00 (Opens on 13:00 on opening day, closes on 17:00 on final day)
GALLERY le bain (1F 3-16-28, Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku Tokyo Tel: +81-3-3479-3843)
Sponsored by DMN (Diamond Design Management Network)
Project and design direction by Naoto Fukasawa