Fumi Masuda

Professor, Tokyo Zokei University. President, Open House Co., Ltd. Director, LLP Eco Design Institute. Representative, 02 Japan. Board member, Japan design cousultant association. After graduating from Tokyo Zokei University, he has worked for a housing industry and a design firm before setting his own office as an independent industrial designer in 1978. For the first half of career, he has worked mainly on projects for major Japanese industries, later dedicated more to work for local SMEs as a design consultant. He also started teaching at Universities and design schools in late 1980’s. Besides working on research projects on “design for sustainability”, he is always trying to apply the philosophy and the method to his practical daily works. He is currently specialized in design for sustainability including eco-design and universal design.