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 The University of Tsukuba 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), “Mastro d’arte della pietra” (IT).
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 The University of Tsukuba and Tama Art University (JP).