MAR 2013 - After graduating at the University of Arts of Tokyo in 1962, Makio Hasuike began his career in Japan. For one year he worked as a designer for Seiko, designing 20 different clocks for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. He established himself in Italy in 1963, working since then in different fields of design.
In 1968 he set up his own studio in Milan, Makio Hasuike Design. In 1982 he created MH WAY, an experimental project aimed at conceiving and marketing an innovative product. This thorough design activity directly confronted him with all the aspects connected with production and distribution. The company, still active today, is a rare example of successful "design company".
In over 40 years of activity, he cooperated with several Italian and foreign companies, contributing to their success in term of appearance and contents. His projects obtained many prizes and acknowledgements, such as: "Compasso D'Oro", "Triennale", "Design Plus", and a permanent exhibition at the MoMA of New York. He is a member of the founding commitee of the Master in strategic design at the Polytechnic of Milan as well as teaching at the Faculty of Industrial Design of Milan from academic year 1995-96 to 2004-05.
For Falper he created the Makio Hasuike collection in limited edition, presented like preview during Cersaie 2007 fair.