Toshiyuki Kita

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Toshiyuki Kita (喜多 俊之?) is a furniture and product designer. He was born an 1942, in Osaka, Japan.[1] He graduated from the University of Osaka.[1] He has established design offices in both Japan and Italy. His earliest pieces, the Wink Chair and the Kick Table are currently in the permanent collections of the New York City Museum of Modern Art and Hamburg, Germany's Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe.[2] His most notable recent works include Sharp's Aquos line of LCD televisions[3] and the K10 Dodo recliner

He has also done a considerable amount of work with massage chair manufacturers Family Inada.


  1. ^ a b "Toshiyuki Kita". Vitra Design Museum. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "PROFILE - Toshiyuki KITA (EN)". Toshiyuki KITA (EN). 12 January 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "2001 : Debut of the AQUOS -- the TV for the 21st Century | Sharp Corporation | Sharp Global". Retrieved 7 December 2016. [...] the AQUOS was designed by world-renowned industrial designer Toshiyuki Kita to add elegance to a home's interior. 

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