Modern Furniture Designer - Setsu & Shinobu Ito

Setsu & Shinobu Ito


Setsu & Shinobu Ito are both Japanese designers with a broad work experience in architecture, interior and space, surface, product, industrial and packaging design.

They opened their design studio in 1997, and since then, they work and consult for international clients, in a wide range of activities in the design.

Setsu Ito, graduated from Tsukuba University in Japan, began collaborating with leader of avant-garde italian design Alessandro Mendini, and then with great master of modern architecture and design, Angelo Mangiarotti.

Shinobu Ito, graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo, started her career for CBS Sony in Sony Creative Products and attained a Master Degree at Domus Academy, Milan.

They have received design awards such as: "Compasso d' Oro" (IT), "Compasso d' Oro Menzione d' Onore" (IT), "Design Plus" (DE), Reddot Award Best of the Best (DE), NY NOW Best Product (US), ”The Good Design Award (JP). Some projects became permanent collection of "Die Neue Sammlung Design Museum" in Munich (DE). They are visiting professors of Domus Academy in Milan, Politecnico of Milan, IUAV University of Venice, IED Milano, Raffles Milano (IT) and Tsukuba University and Tama Art University (JP).

Both are Visiting Researcher of the Research Center for Advanced Science & Technology at The University of Tokyo.

They are a part of jury of International Design Awards such as the IF Design Award 2015 (DE). They are a member of the ADI (Italy), board member of the Japan Fashion Color Association (Japan) and the APDF (China). Published a biography “Setsu & Shinobu Ito_East-West Designer” (Logos Italy 2008).

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