Setsu and Shinobu Ito opened their design studio in Milan in 1997. They work and consult for international clients in a wide range of activities of design. Setsu Ito, graduated at the University of Tsukuba in Japan (1989), started collaborating with the leader of avant-garde Italian design: Alessandro Mendini. Afterwards he collaborated with another great master of architecture and design, Angelo Mangiarotti. Shinobu Ito, graduated at Tama Art University in Tokyo (1988), started her career for CBS Sony (present: Sony Music Entertainment) in Sony Creative Products and attained a Master Degree at Domus Academy, Milan. Their works have been presented and exhibited all around the world and also have been published in many books and magazines. They also received design awards such as the "Compasso d' Oro" (2011, Italy) and the "Red Dot Award Best of the Best" (2016, Germany, Singapore). Hands On Design coordinated the collaboration between Setsu & Shinobu Ito and Bottage Intreccio.