Setsu and Shinobu Ito

Oct. 24 - Nov. 17, 2020 | Soneva Fushi

Setsu and Shinobu Ito are both Japanese designers who have broad work experience in architecture, interior, product, industrial & packaging design. Setsu Ito, graduated from Tsukuba University in Japan, began collaborating with leader of avant-garde italian design Alessandro Mendini at Studio Alchimia, 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 (Sony Music Entertainment) in Sony Creative Products and attained a Master Degree at Domus Academy, Milan. 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 field from architecture, interior, industrial and craft to packaging design.  

Under the theme of material characteristics and design, they have worked on a wide variety of projects, from large spaces to small product, from handmade traditional methods to high-tech electronic devices. Their works have been presented all over the world and they have won many international design awards. Their works are stored as permanent collections in the Modern Art Museums in Munich and Milan.