Renowned architect and designer Toyo Ito has created notable consumer products that exhibit profound contemporary design and complete functionality. Born in 1941, Ito graduated with a degree in architecture from Tokyo University. From 1965-1969, he worked for the firm run by Kiyonori Kikutake, a member of the prestigious Metabolism group. In 1979, he founded Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects.
Ito has taught at numerous universities, including the University of North London, Harvard University, Columbia University, and the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam. His work has been shown at numerous personal and collective exhibitions, and he has received many awards and titles from major international competitions.