Kazuko Okamoto was born in Chiba, Japan and currently lives in Milan. After graduating from Tokyo’s ICS College of Arts in 1998, Kazuko worked as a designer in Japan for ten years before moving to Europe. After working in the company By Step Design Studio she stepped in the world of freelance furniture and product design. She won the 2nd prize of “Only for women 2011 Awards” at Salone del Mobile in Milan.