Born in Tokyo in 1942. In 1965, he designed his first pedal airplane as the project for his degree in Aerospace Engineering at Tokyo’s Nihon University, which was followed by his Masters. He came to Italy in 1967 and began his design experience with the architect Alberto Rosselli of the Studio Ponti-Fornaroli-Rosselli. Following a number of professional experiences in 1985 he founded Isao Hosoe Design. To date he has won a number of international prizes with his designs in the fields of transport, office furniture, product design, telecommunications, electronic and household furnishing. He has had a number of personal and collective exhibitions both in Italy and abroad.