Born in Tokyo in 1971. Kazuhiro Yamanaka graduated from Royal College of Art (London) in 1997. He participates in different aspects of design: from piece furniture design to lighting design and Installation. Current client list includes Pallucco, Boffi, Ingo Maurer, Saazs, Alessi and Museums worldwide. Awarded many prizes including Winner, Design Report Award 2004 (Milan). His creation belongs to a collection of MoMA(New York). He has also realised lighting installations at Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Collette(Paris), Designboom, Laforet Museum (Tokyo), Hangaram Design Museum (Seoul) etc. Kazuhiro Yamanaka has been featured worldwide in the following publications: Abitare, Casa Abitare, Design Diffusion News, Esquire, Domus, Elle Decor, Interni, Intramuros, md, Metropolitan Home, The New York Times, Ottagono, Vogue, Wallpaper*. He has also judged at many international design competitions such as HKDA Design Awards 2009 and designboom International Design Competitions. Appointed as an associate professor at Musashino art University in Tokyo since 2014.