Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa has been named as one of the RSA’s (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) New Royal Designers for 2007.
The award comes after the recent release of the Infobar 2 (above) here in Japan, the previous incarnation of which was chosen along with his Neon phone (also for au/KDDI), CD player for Muji and humidifier released under the ±0 brand for the MoMA New York permanent design collection. Fukasawa, who lectures at both Musashino Art University and his alma mater Tama Art University, both in Tokyo, has received over fifty awards for his designs and remains one of the most respected and high-profile designers to come out of Japan.
Other Royal Designers for 2007 include Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby (Furniture Design), Ben Kelly (Interior Design) and Margaret Howell (Fashion Design).
Naoto Fukasawa Design (Japanese)
(via: Storm From The East)