Born in Osaka, Japan in 1942, Toshiyuki Kita is a modern furniture and product designer. His work is featured in various permanent collections in museums around the world. Most notably, Kita’s Wink Chair was placed in MoMA’s permanent collection in 1981, and his Kick Table was included in 1984. Both pieces are also featured at the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Germany. Kita is often exhibiting his designs in various countries all over Europe and Asia, and has design offices in both Italy and Japan. Outside of his furniture work, Kita is known for his design for Sharp’s Aquas line of LCD televisions.