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), "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 (IT), and Tsukuba University and Tama Art University (JP). Setsu is a part of jury of the IF Design Award 2015 (DE).
Published a biography “Setsu & Shinobu Ito_East-West Designer” (Logos Italy 2008).