The Japanese industrial designer links his intuitive traditional philosophy to the constraints of mass-production. His minimalist and monochrome creations often look with much humour at his childhood memories for inspiration: pebbles, melted chocolate, fruit peels. To the designer, objects and furniture should perfectly blend with their environment and become « invisible ». 'We grasp at unseen textures. We reach for the space around visible objects. We try to ascertain networks connected via imperceptible threads… All that the designer needs to do is find the right outline for the given conditions.'