With his designs dedicated to simplicity and sublime beauty, Naoto Fukasawa has designed for many prestigious brands in different countries worldwide, as well as consulting for large Japanese corporations. His designs cover a variety of fields, from precision electronic instruments to furniture and interiors.
He has won several national and international design awards with his works.
His wall-mounted CD player for Muji, humidifier for ±0 and Infobar and neon cell phones for au/KDDI are part of the permanent collection of MoMA in New York. In 2007, the Royal Society of Arts in the United Kingdom awarded him the title of Honourable Royal Designer for Industry. The Muji wall-mounted CD player is also part of the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, while the Hiroshima chair designed for Maruni is part of the permanent collection of Designmuseum Danmark.
Fukasawa is one of the directors of 21_21 Design Sight. Since 2017, he has served on the judging panel of the Loewe Craft Prize. He is a professor in the department of Integrated Design at Tama Art University. In 2006 he created "Super Normal" with Jasper Morrison. In 2012 he became the curator of the Museum of Folk Crafts of Japan.