Yves was born in Switzerland in 1967 and graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He founded fuseproject, a San Francisco and NY based design studio, in 1999. His work is characterized by a humanistic approach to design; his aim is to create products not only compatible with a sustainable future but also matched to human emotions and enabling self-expression.

Projects include the One Laptop Per Child XO Laptop, which provides low-cost, energy-efficient, high design laptops to children in developing nations. Currently over 2 million laptops have been distributed to over 34 countries. Other projects include: a partnership for Herman Miller to design the first personal controlled LED light, and an upcoming office chair, the Missio One Electric Motorcycle, which currently holds the land speed record. He also has designed products for danese in milano, Canal+in Paris, MINI Cooper, as well as entrepreneurial partnerships with Jawbone, PACT, Mint andmany others. His altruistic projects See Better to Learn Better for the Mexican government, and the NYC Condom project for the city of New York Department of Health.

Yves Behar's innovative designs have won more than 150 awards, and his work is include in permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Munich Museum of Applied Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.

In 2009, he was one of the only two industrial designers invited to present at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Ross Lovegrove
Ross Lovegrove is a designer and visionary who's work is considered to be at the very apex of stimulating a profound change in the physicality of our three dimensional World.

Born 1958 in Cardiff, Wales, Lovegrove graduated from Manchester Polytechnic with 1st Class BA Hons Industrial Design in 1980. He received his Master of Design of Royal College of Art, London in 1983.

In the early 80's worked as a designer for Frog Design in West Germany on projects such as Walkmans for Sony, Computers for Apple Computers, later moved to Paris as a consultant to Knoll International, becoming author of the highly successful Alessandri Office System. He was then invited to join the Atelier de Nimes along with Jean Nouvel and Philippe Starck, consulting to amongst others Cacharel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Dupont.

Returning to London in 1986 he has completed numerous international projects.
Naoto Fukasawa
Born in Yamanashi in 1956. Graduated from Tama Art University's Product Design department in 1980. Went to America in 1989 and, after having worked for eight years in the design consulting company IDEO (San Francisco), set up its Tokyo office. In 2003, he went independent and established Naoto Fukasawa Design, He has worked with major companies both domestically and from overseas including in Germany and Scandinavia, such as B&B Italia, Driade, Magis, Danese, Artemide, Boffi and Vitra. His wall-mounted CD player for MUJI, Humidifier for ?0 (PLUS MINUS ZERO), and Inforbar and Neon for au/KDDI are part of the N.Y.MoMA permanent design collection. In 2006, he founded Super Normal with Jasper Morrison. In 2007, he was accorded the title of Royal Designer for Industry (Royal Society of Arts). He has won over fifty awards, including the American IDEA Gold Award, the German if Gold Award, the british D&AD Gold Award, and the Mainichi Design Award.

Fukasawa is on the design advisory board for MUJI and is one of the director s for 21_21 Design Sight. He is a professor at Musashino Art University and a visiting professor at Tama Art University. He has authored An Outline of Design (Toto Shuppan), co-authored Dezain no Seitaigaku (Tokyo Shoseki) and Optimum (Rikuyosha) and released Naoto Fukasawa, a compilation of his works, through Phaidon Press.

Tokujin Yoshioha
At the Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milarno in 2002, he released chairs called "Honey-pop" (selected for the perma- nent collection of MoMA) and "Tokyo-pop". Also,he worked on installations at dadriade based on the concept of future Japanese gardens. In 2004, he released a chair called "KISS ME GOODBYE". Other experimental designs across diverse fields include the Illuminator "ToFU" (2000), and the street furniture "Chair Disappearling in the Rain"(2003) and "SOFT BOING" (2004).

He has received numerous prizes, including the A&W AWARD. THE COMING DESIGNER FOR THE FUTURE (2001) and the 2001 Mainichi Design Award (2002)

Harri Koskinen
Harri Koskinen is an industrial designer gaining fame around the world. His "Block Lamp" is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.

The second generation VAKIO 2 is being shown at the SII/Issey Miyake booth at Basel World 2004, April 15-22, 2004, in Basel, Switzerland.

In the future you'll be able to enjoy even more exciting VAKIO designs, each expressing the Spirit and modern sensibility of Issey Miyake.
Shunji Yamanaka
After graduating from the School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo in 1982, Shunji Yamanaka worked for Nissan Motor's Design Center.

He became a freelance industrial designer in 1987, designing advanced devices ranging from wristwatches to railway cars. He served as a guest assistant professor at the University of Tokyo's School of Engineering in 1991, and he established Leading Edge Design Corporation in 1994.