Keiji Takeuchi was born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1977. He spent most of his youth in New Zealand where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Product Design. The designer worked for Naoto Fukasawa in Tokyo between 2005–2012, after which he moved to Milan to set up a satellite office for Fukasawa. Keiji established his own design office in Milan in 2015 in order to pursue his own beliefs. The designer is interested in interpreting a quality where a thing becomes more than just an object, but rather becomes an integral part of our life through our relationships. He currently works with global brands such as Hermanmiller /Geiger in the US, Interiors in Japan, Fredericia in Scandinavia, Ligne-Roset in France, Boffi, De Padova, Living Divani and Ichendorf from Italy.