Naoto Fukusawa was born in 1956. He graduated in product design from the Tama Art University in Tokyo. At Seiko Epson he was responsible for the design of watches and other microelectronic products. After several years in the United States he returned to Japan, where he acted as a consultant to the design departments of various leading Japanese corporations. In 2003 he founded Naoto Fukusawa Design. He develops products across wide-ranging areas, from microelectronic devices to furniture and interior design. Naoto Fukusawa has been the recipient of over 50 design awards.