President, open house inc.
Chairman of the awards committee, Kids Design Award: Japan
Fumikazu Masuda was born in 1949 at Tokyo, Japan. After he graduated from Tokyo Zokei University, he has worked for a housing industry and a design firm before setting up his own office as an independent industrial designer in 1978.
In 1991, established Open House Inc. (President). From 2000 to 2015, served as a professor in industrial design and sustainable projects at the Department of Design, Tokyo Zokei University. During this period, also served as a member of the Good Design Award Judging Committee and president of the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.
Currently lectures and conducts workshops on sustainable design at universities and other organizations in Japan and overseas.
Also served as Executive Committee Chairman for the International Conference of Design for Sustainability held annually from 2006 to 2016. Served as Chairman of the Judging Committee for the Kids Design Award, and Chairman of the Judging Committee of the Ministry of the Environment’s Good Life Award, Jury of IAUD International Design Award, Jury of Wood Design Award.
Publications: Eco-design Best Practices 100 (co-author, Diamond Inc.), Ecodesign (co-author, University of Tokyo Press)
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