Both Designers and Architects, Shinobu graduated at Tama Art University in Tokyo, and Setsu at the University of Tsukuba. Both now are Italian by adoption. Currently they work as consultants in Milan and in Tokyo for various companies.
Their works have been published and exhibited throughout Europe and Japan, and have received numerous awards. Several of them are now part of the permanent collection ofthe Museum of Contemporary Art in Monaco and in the Milan Triennale.
Shinobu is also involved in graphic design and has gained significant experience in marketing , thanks to her experience in CBS SONY.
Setsu performs also academic activities as a lecturer at the Politecnico di Milano, at Domus Academy ( Milan), at The European Design Institute, at Tsukuba and Tokyo University and at Tama Art University.