Born in 1941, the award-winning and internationally respected Toyo Ito graduated from Tokyo University in 1965. He began his lucrative career by working at Kiyonori Kikutake Architects and Associates and then later opened his studio that focuses on industrial design. Along with designing furniture and household objects, Ito is known for creating houses and buildings as well, especially "Sendai Mediatheque," a public building in Japan that gives him great pride.
With a lot of his designs on display at museums around the world, including England, United States, Denmark, Italy, France, and Japan, Toyo Ito is a highly sought after and prestigious designer. His work is featured in countless design publications.