Chief designer and founder of nendo. Born in 1977 in Toronto, Canada. received M.Arch. from Waseda University, Tokyo in 2002. Established design studio “nendo” in the same year.
Chosen by Newsweek magazine as one of "The 100 Most Respected Japanese" and won many "Designer of the year" of major awards include from Wallpaper magazine and ELLE DECOR magazine.
Activity in the design world has not been limited to any one area but is rather multifarious, spanning from graphic and product design to design to designing furniture, installations, windows, and interiors, and even reaches into the realm of architecture. Nendo designs can be found in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as Musee des Arts Decoratifs and Centre Pompidou in Paris.