Makoto Kawamoto was born in Hyogo in Japan but lives and works in Milan in the field of design, graphic design and interior architecture. He has taken part in numerous exhibitions in Italy and abroad and was one of the candidates selected at the Young&Design competition 1997 and 1999; in 2000, he took part in the Saint-Etienne Design Biennale. Some of his product designs were selected for inclusion in the ADI Design Index 2005. In 2006, he was presented with the Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. His works have been shown in numerous international exhibitions, including: the Chelsea Art Museum (New York), the Living Design Gallery Ozone (Tokyo), the Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, Ohio), 100% Design (London), the International Design Biennale (Saint-Etienne), Maison&Objet (Paris) and the Milan Salone del Mobile.