Sestu and Shinobu Ito are both designers and architects; they were born in Japan but have been adopted by Milanese world. Setsu graduated at the University of Tsukuba, where afterwards he also received his Masters in Product Management. Over the years spent in Japan training, he took part in research projects for important Japanese companies and moved to Milan where he first worked in the studio Alchimia, and then in the studio of Angelo Mangiarotti. During these years of intense cultural stimulation, his interests range from industrial design to architecture and its own style begins to delineate. Shinobu graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo and got his Master in Design Direction from the Domus Academy in Milan. During his training in Tokyo, she worked on packaging projects for various companies, on industrial design and on graphics. From 1988 to 1995 she was in charge of design and marketing for Sony Creative Products Inc. in Japan. Over these years, Shinobu introduced new projects demonstrating that her market intuition turned out to be big sales success; but this was not enough to satisfy her curiosity, so that she felt the need to visit Europe and moved to Milan. It is in Milan that started their creative partnership formalized with the foundation of Ito design studio in 1999. Their activities of consultants, between Milan and Tokyo, is done for internationally renowned Companies including De Padova, Edra, Sony CP Laboratories, Sharp and Canon. Their style is innovative and dynamic, fluid and elegant and it is fruit of their complementary talents and of the blend of experiences both in Italy and in Japan. A cross-sectional design that embraces everything, from furniture to objects, from graphics to packaging, from architecture to interior design, from electronics to innovation. The duo has received numerous awards for their works; some of them have been published and exhibited throughout Europe and Japan, some are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monaco. Setsu also is a professor at the Domus Academy, at the Istituto Europeo di Design of Milan and at the Tama Art University in Tokyo.
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Although the surfaces are treated with light protection marble is an all-natural material and care must be exercised with spills which can stain the marble. As a general rule immediately blot the spill with a paper towel. Dont wipe the area; it will spread the spill. Flush the area with plain water and a mild liquid dishwashing detergent. Rinse several times. Dry the area thoroughly with a soft cloth. Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on marble or limestone. Do not use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.
Tomo is a collection of occasional tables with uncluttered styling, made of outstanding natural materials such as wood and marble. Tomo occasional tables are designed to enhance and exalt any interior decor.