Although born in Germany, Megumi grew up in the former Japanese capital, Kamakura. She returned to Europe to study at the Vienna University of Applied Arts in Textile Design and has lived and worked in Vienna since 1992.
As a designer, she is strongly influenced by the Japanese culture of Kamakura. Like many well-known Japanese artists and creatives, already as a child she was fascinated by the “disguised” light and shadow play of the old temples on the sea.
Megumi follows in the footsteps of a long family tradition of architects and painters. Her father, an architect active in Europe, introduced her to European culture and the various lighting conditions of the continents.
Megumi’s light objects and lampshades decorate hotels, offices, shops and private residences. They are unique in form and style and complete the rooms with the charisma and personality of the designer and her clients. Her light objects she createss clarity, lightness and warmth at the same time.
"The meaning of my work is to perform the play of light and shade"
- Megumi ITO