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Setsu & Shinobu Ito

Setsu & Shinobu Ito are both Japanese designers with a 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. They have received design awards such as: The Young & Design Award 1999 (Italy), “The Good Design Award 2001” (Japan), “The Toyama Product Design Award 2001” (Japan), selected “ADI Design Index 2001, 2005” (Italy) and Compasso d’Oro 2011” (Italy). Some projects became permanent collection of “Triennale Design Museum”, Milan and “Die Neun Sammlung International Design Museum”, Munich. Their works were published in design books and magazines worldwide such as: biography “Setsu & Shinobu Ito_East-West Designer” (Italy 2008), International Design Year Book (Sterling 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007), The Eco-Design Handbook (Sterling 2002), New Furniture Design (2005 in the U.S., Britain, Germany), 1000 New Designs (Sterling 2006), European Design Since 1985 (2009), Plastic (Spain 2007), Process (British Issue Cover 2009), Wallpaper magazine cover (Italy November 2006) and Elle Deco cover (Italy April 2010, 20 years activity celebration). They are visiting professors for important design schools such as Domus Academy in Milan, Politecnico di Milano, IUAV University of Venice, IED Istituto Europeo di Design Milano, and Tsukuba University Japan. Their teaching reputation was recognized when they were awarded with "The R.Bonetto Award 2002" (Italy). 

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