Profile Wataru Kumano
Born in Tokyo, in 1980. From 2001 moved to Finland, studied Furniture design at Lahti Polytechnic (2001–2004 BA), and University of Art and Design Helsinki (Aalto University) for Postgraduate studies (2005–2008 MA). Since 2008, back to Japan, and he has been a designer at Jasper Morrison Tokyo Studio. Beside of that, established own design studio “kumano” in 2011, and works for interior, furniture, product design and project management, internationally. In 2021, he was inaugurated associate professor for Musashino Art University.