Makio Hasuike is the founder of the very first studio of industrial design in Italy, the Maiko Hasuike & Co., and has designed the Dama console in curved glass by Fiam.
He was born in 1938 in Tokyo, where he obtained his degree in Industrial Design at the Tokyo University of the Arts in 1962
After his professional training in Japan, he continued his activity in Italy dealing with various design sectors. His tireless experimentation work was developed in collaboration with major Italian and European companies. Special attention was focused on observing changes in the quality of life to satisfy emerging needs. Nothing was left to chance; everything affecting the realisation of the product, from technological innovation to production/distribution, was constantly called into question.
In recent years he was invited to participate in debates and meetings organised by important institutes such as the Politecnico University in Milan, where he currently holds the Industrial Design chair, and the Domus Academy.
The awards the designer won:
During his professional life lasting more than twenty years, he won many awards, including the Compasso d’Oro, Macef, Triennale, Smau, BIO (LjubLjana) and Design Plus (Frankfurt), Designpreis (Stuttgart) and accolades such as the permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art.