Issey Miyake is a Japanese designer born in Hiroshima in 1938. After studying graphic design at Tama Art University in Tokyo, he graduated in 1964. In the following years he left Japan and travelled the world working in Paris and New York, before returning to Tokyo only in 1970 to open his own studio Miyake Design Studio. In 1971 his first collection opened in New York. In the creation of his models, Miyake has always had a look towards the future and innovative design, starting from a single piece of fabric to give life to a work of art. After a twenty-year career, the Japanese artist decided to abandon fashion and devote himself to research. In 2005 he received the Praemium Imperiale for sculpture, and in 2006 he won the Kyōto Prize for Arts and Philosophy.In 2014 he was awarded the Golden Compass ADI for his collection of IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE lamps designed for Artemide. Issey Miyake, together with Manabu Kikuchi and Sachiko Yamamoto, is the head of Reality Lab, a research team founded in 2007 and composed of designers and engineers with the aim of developing new concepts in the field of design.