Curator of the EcoDesign exhibition was Japanese Industrial designer Toshiyuki Kita. Kita works in both Japan and Italy. He has designed many hit products for German, Italian and Japanese manufacturers. Kita’s clients include Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Cassina, Moroso, Magis, Stile Life, Ms System, Miz, Ligne ROSET and Giorgetti. He also designs traditional Japanese handicrafts.
Kita’s designs have been included in the collections of museums around the world, including the MoMA in New York and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. He has had two exhibitions in Helsinki, in 1992 and in 1999. He is Associate Dean and Professor of Osaka University of Arts.