Kengo Kuma is a renowned Japanese architect and professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Architecture. He established Kengo Kuma & Associates in 1990 after earning his degree at the University of Tokyo in 1979 and studying further at Columbia University as a Visiting Scholar. His architectural office completed a series of highly acclaimed and award-winning projects, both in Japan and abroad. Currently, Kengo Kuma´s projects are underway in Asia, Europe and the USA, including the new National Stadium in Japan. Renowned as a prolific writer, his widely-read books are published in English, Chinese and Korean. His collaboration with Lasvit extends to a design philosophy that encompasses architecture, furniture design, and now also glassworks.