Toshiyuki Kita is known and admired far beyond his native shores, dividing his time between studios in Osaka and in Milan. An author, architect and designer, he is a leading figure in international design circles.
Kita has evolved his own unique style with a distinctively organic feel to it. Not surprisingly, then, he prefers to work in natural materials. He is constantly reinterpreting the lesson of Japanese art and crafts - that of giving a soul to objects and their design.