Ryosuke Fukusada and Rui Pereira

One Japanese and one Portuguese who came to Italy, having in mind the same goal:
to establish themselves as product designers, met by chance in one design studio in Milan.
Their interest in exchange and mix their cultural background gave birth to a new tradition.
'Sapore dei mobili' is the first result of their alliance.


Born in 1979 in Osaka, Japan. He studied product design at the Kanazawa College of Art from 1998 to 2002.
He then worked for Sharp Corporation in Japan as a designer for consumer electronic products until August 2007.
After transferring to Italy in October 2007, he graduated from the Domus Academy, Master in Interior
and Living Design course in 2008. From November 2008, he started working for the Studio Urquiola in Milan,
being involved in product design projects.


Rui Pereira is an Industrial/Interior designer from Portugal who currently lives and works in Milano, Italy.
He is fascinated by contemporary objects and archetypes. He seeks to create an instant connection between
the user and his design by using comprehensible language with clever and humorous twist. He is not particularly
interested in finding the perfect shape or form rather he looks for new perspectives, experiences and typologies.
He believes that the designer's role is to educate the collective taste and create an environmental awareness
in society through already existing subjects.