Wataru Kumano is a product designer. From 2001 to 2008 studied in Finland, studied Furniture design at Lahti Polytechnic (2001-2004 BA), and University of Art and Design Helsinki (Aalto University) for Postgraduate studies (2005-2008 MA). After he came back to Japan, he started work as an assistant designer of British Product Designer Jasper Morrison in Tokyo in 2008. Beside the work, set up own design office “kumano" in 2011, and work for interior, furniture, product design and project management around the world. In 2021, he was inaugurated associate professor for Musashino Art University.