Toshiyuki Kita (1969-) is a Japanese designer, active for a long time also in Italy and Europe. With his two studios, one in Osaka and one in Milan, he has long represented a bridge between two worlds, combining a great attention to the Japanese artistic tradition with the most fashionable trends in international design. His projects, with soft and welcoming curves and bright colors, perfectly represent a very popular style between the 80s and 90s, well represented by his famous Wink armchair. In the 1970s he collaborated with important Italian architects such as Giotto Stoppino and Mario Bellini before setting up his own business, working with companies such as Cassina, Moroso, Oluce, Magis and Wittmann. His creations are exhibited in some of the most important design museums in the world, such as the MoMA in New York and the Center Pompidou in Paris. In 2011 he was awarded the Compasso d'Oro for his career.