Kazuo Kawasaki

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Kazuo Kawasaki (川崎和男) Ph.D is a Japanese industrial designer born in Fukui Prefecture in 1949. He graduated from Kanazawa College of Art in 1972.

Kawasaki is a professor at Osaka University and a visiting professor at Tama Art University and Kanazawa Institute of Technology. Representative works include the wheelchair "CARNA" (part of the permanent collection, MoMA New York [1]), the "Kazuo Kawasaki" brand of eyewares[2] and the "EIZO" brand of computer displays.[3]

One of his research projects is the artificial heart design.

Kawasaki had been Apple design director in early 1990s and designed portable computer devices (named MindTop, POPEYE, Pluto, Sweatpea, JEEP).


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