Naoto Fukasawa Design

Richard Schlagman Art Book Awards

September 6th, 2019
Embodiment by Naoto Fukasawa (Phaidon Press) received the Best Book of Contemporary Design in Richard Schlagman Art Book Awards.
Naoto Fukasawa and COTTO announced the release of a unique bathroom series collaboration on March 2019. The Oval Collection includes a wash basin, faucet, toilet, showerhead, and a mirror. It utilizes the warm and elegant geometry of the oval to create a set of complementary elements connecting the human figure and the ambiance of the bathroom.

Air Purifier HITACHI

March 7th, 2019


January 18th, 2019
The cutlery series ITSUMO was released as part of ALESSI’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection at MAISON&OBJET PARIS on January 18, 2019.
“Elements of Life”, designed by Naoto Fukasawa, was launched and released onto the market by Taobao Xinxuan, operated by China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., on December 3, 2018 at the International Design Museum of China (designed by Alvaro Siza, located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province). This symbolic design was created using only square and round elements; rather than creating an impact on the user’s life, the products are inevitable elements that become one with their environment.


January 11th, 2019
Seventy three new products were released onto the market by TAIWAN GLASS on January 11, 2019. These form a series comprised of cups, plates, coffee cups and wineglasses made of glass and ceramics. The U-shaped cup for drinking water forms the design language base for the whole series, and each product has been unified under this language. The series was designed with a view to enhancing quality from the simplest acts in life.

Monolithic Cookware JIA

September 27th, 2018
“Monolithic Cookware” designed by Naoto Fukasawa was released by JIA Inc. on September 27, 2018. This is a series of light, durable pots made from cast aluminum and utilizing the latest Teflon processing technology. Slimming down the base of the handle intuitively highlights how easy they are to hold. This series was selected for Best meals on wheels at the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2019.
“A Special Dialog: Jonathan Ive x Naoto Fukasawa – Industrial Design That Changed the World” was printed in AXIS magazine’s February edition, released on December 29, 2018. This is a dialog between Apple’s chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, and Naoto Fukasawa. The two designers, both leading forces in industrial design, discussed the evolution of design.

MINGEI - Another Kind of Art

November 2nd, 2018
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT holds the exhibition "MINGEI - Another Kind of Art" directed by Naoto Fukasawa, from November 2, 2018.
Naoto Fukasawa, together with three kilns producing Mashiko-yaki, launched BOTE & SUTTO, a new ceramicware brand; sales of the brand through IDEE’s Roppongi store commenced on January 25, 2019.
As the brand’s director, Naoto Fukasawa ascertained the clay, glaze and shape that constitute Mashiko-yaki, along with its history and background, and affordedan outline from the essence of these elements. Based on this outline, Fukasawa, Mashiko town and potters in the township worked together to create thirty six products, some on the thick side and some with a fresh feel to them.

Naoto Fukasawa Embodiment

April 1st, 2018
A collection of Naoto Fukasawa’s works was released by British publishing house PHAIDON. This is the second collection of his works published by PHAIDON, the first being NAOTO FUKASAWA, published in 2007. The book contains stunning photos and accompanying explanations of more than 100 of his designs spanning the 10 years since his previous book was released.