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Focused on creating exceptional products and promoting Japanese design known for its distinctively harmonious aesthetic, Idea International strives to reflect Japan's unique culture in its products. Japan's long history and unique culture has created an original design vision. Minimal and innovative, Japanese design is known for imaginative and creative solutions and visual harmony. Beyond being a driving force in creating and promoting Japanese design, IDEA International supports designers from all over the world. As a manufacturer and design company from Japan, IDEA supports and directs designer's creations to find the best solution through its own distinctive filter.
Takeshi Ishiguro was born in 1969 in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. He received a Masters in Industrial Design from the Royal College of Art in 1995. Ishiguro then joined IDEO in their San Francisco studio in 1996 as a product designer and strategist. In 2002, he established Takeshi Ishiguro Creative Lab to work on both product design and art. He has been active in a wide range of projects, such as performance art, teaching design to global companies, conducting design research, and working as an innovative product designer.