Isao Hosoe was born in Tokyo in 1942. He got a bachelor of Science (1965) and Master of Science (1967) in Aerospace Engineering from the Nihon University of Tokyo (with the project “The Man Powered Aircraft”). He has been living in Milan since 1967.
He collaborated with Arch. Alberto Rosselli of the Studio Ponti-Fornaroli-Rosselli from 1967 to 1974.
He is member of A.D.I. (Italian Association of Industrial Designers), of S.I.E. (Italian Society of Ergonomics), of the Japan Design Committee, and of the Japan Interior Design Forum.
He has been professor of Industrial Design at the Politecnico of Milan and at the Università degli Studi, La Sapienza of Rome. He has been a lecturer in different institutes all over the world.