“When I was working on Papillo family, I realized that working on a mass of polyurethane foam is the iconic strength of B&B Italia. Hence, the idea for this design is to sculpt a form out of this material as if I was making a sculpture out of Carrara marble blocks. It is true to me that B&B Italia is a brand that creates sculpture in polyurethane.
The name Harbor comes from a feeling of having a place to come back to and I also wanted this seat to have a feeling of wrapping around our body.”
Born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1956. Graduated from Tama Art University’s Product Design Department in 1980. He went independent in 2003 and established NAOTO FUKASAWA DESIGN.Currently, Fukasawa designs for a wide range of leading brands worldwide in Italy, Germany, America, Switzerland, Spain, China, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, France, Portugal, Sweden and Finland, as well as consulting and designing for local Japanese companies. His designs span a wide variety of fields, from precision electronic equipment to furniture and interior spaces. With his receipt of the Isamu Noguchi Award in recent years, it has become apparent that Fukasawa’s designs constitute a sublime beauty of form imbued with power of silence. While conveying his own personal design philosophies – “design dissolving in behavior”, “center of consciousness”, “normality”, “outline” and “archetype” – he continues to put these ideas into practice in his designs. He has garnered international recognition not only for his designs, but also for his ability to reach the true essence of an object and for his thoughts on and expression of this through design.
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