Naoto Fukasawa


To design shape is to give form to values that people tacitly share and wish for. Naoto Fukasawa (born in 1956) visually captures these values and draws their exact outline. His ability to visualize the unseen outlines of things is not easily worded and described, nonetheless, people are immediately convinced of his ability when they experience his design. Fukasawa’s notions and expressions in approaching the essential values of things through design transcend borders and domains, and his thoughts are well respected internationally. His concept of finding clues in people’s subconscious behaviour, which he named “Without Thought”, is his best-known, and he runs “Without Thought” workshops to share his ideas.