Nendo is Oki Sato (born 1977 in Toronto, Canada) who is the head of his eponymous design studio based in Tokyo. He graduated in 2002 with an M.A. in architecture from Waseda University, Tokyo; he established his design studio the same year. In 2005, he opened his Milan studio. The recipient of numerous design awards, his work has been widely exhibited and is included in the permanent collections of several museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has created numerous designs for several manufacturers including &Tradition, Alias, Axor, Bo Concept, Cappellini, Desalto, Discipline, Foscarini, Fritz Hansen, GAN, Gandia Blasco, Kartell, Lasvit, Louis Poulsen, MDF Italia, Minotti, and Oluce.