Born in Yamanashi in 1956.
Graduated from Tama Art University's Product Design department in 1980. In 2003, he established Naoto Fukasawa Design. He has worked with major companies both domestically and from overseas including in Germany and Scandinavia, such as B&B Italia, Driade, Magis, Danese, Artemide, Boffi and Vitra. His wall-mounted CD player for MUJI, humidifier for ±0 (PLUS MINUS ZERO), and Inforbar and Neon for au/KDDI are part of the N.Y. MoMA permanent design collection. In 2006, he founded Super Normal with Jasper Morrison. In 2007, he was accorded the title of Hon RDI- Honorable Royal Designer for Industry (Royal Society of Arts). He has won over fifty awards, including the American IDEA Gold Award, the German if Gold Award, the British D&AD Gold Award, and the Mainichi Design Award.
Fukasawa is on the design advisory board for MUJI and is one of the director s for 21_21 Design Sight. He is a professor at Musashino Art University and a visiting professor at Tama Art University. He has authored "An Outline of Design" (Toto Shuppan), co-authored " Dezain no Seitaigaku" (Tokyo Shoseki) and "Optimum" (Rikuyosha) and released "Naoto Fukasawa", a compilation of his works, through Phaidon Press.