Born in Japan in 1976.
At age 18, he moved to Great Britain to attend the Chelsea College of Arts in London.
He visited many exhibitions all over Europe to seek and develop the finest materials while studying arts.
After returning to Japan, he joined Hachiya corporation.
In 2006, he was named Chief designer of Hachiya.
In 2008, he was named executive director of Hachiya.
His new line, Just Heart, was launched and widely greeted with enthusiastic feedback by the market.

He has collected information on textiles and materials from all over the world and developed activities for Think Bee! original items for more than 20 years.
He has created the world view of Think Bee! with story-like design, as if painting a picture.
Every day he travels the world with curiosity and powerful creative ability.


1976年 日本生まれ。
ロンドン芸術大学(チェルシー・カレッジ・オブ・アート・アンド・デザイン)に学ぶ。在学中から欧州各地で開催されるファブリックやパーツの展示会などに足を運び、数多くのメーカーとデザインの開発を行う。 帰国後、株式会社はちや入社。
2006年 チーフデザイナーに就任。
2008年 取締役常務に就任。
Think Bee!のニューライン、ジャストハート (Just Heart)を立ち上げ好評を博す。

世界中の布地・資材をシンクビー!オリジナルにアレンジする活動はすでに20年以上に渡る。 オリジナル素材と様々なパーツの組み合わせで創作される作品は、切り口が多面的で年齢・季節・トレンドを意識させない。まるで絵画を描くように生み出されるストーリー性の高いデザインで Think Bee!の世界観を創出。日々好奇心とパワフルなクリエーションを求めて世界各地を駆け巡ります。


2001: Graduated from the Arts department of Osaka University of Arts
2003: Completed the Europe art laboratory of Osaka Prefecture University Graduate School
2004: Studied design under Mr. Goro Kawai, designer, in the design room of Think Bee!
2010: Married and moved to France
She has an atelier near Luxemburg Park and supports the .Think Bee! design room.
Her embroidered designs with sparkling beads and sequins are elegant and the striking color schemes are outstanding.

Recently, her designs are reflected in a wide variety of new articles, such as textiles, print fabrics and decorations.Articles born from her classical sense education in Western European art are loved by many Think Bee! fans.


2001年 大阪芸術大学、美術学科 卒業
2003年 大阪府立大学大学院、西欧美術研究室 修了
2004年より Think Bee!デザイン室にて河合吾郎デザイナーに学ぶ。
2010年 結婚後渡仏。



Both of her grandfathers and parents were designer at TEXNOVA, so she was naturally interested in designing while playing around the office and factory. In 1996, she started her career in textile design after graduating from art school in Monza, Italy. In 2010, she started working at TEXNOVA to develop new articles. Since then, she has also supported artwork for Think Bee!.

She is now working for premium brands in Europe to design their apparel, wall textiles. Her textile designs spring forth from her bountiful imagination and are extremely delicate and beautiful. She is also now trying to recreate traditional designs with her limitless curiosity and energy. She dares to design colorful motif such as flower and fruit in simple, reduced color palettes, which explores a new field of Gobelin tapestry. She frequently appeared on the Shop Channel TV show to introduce "the Strawberry of Francesca" series.

Continuing for more than 3 decades, over 2 generations, the relationship between Think Bee! and TEXNOVA succeeds and is sustained by her. We continue to exchange ideas for new developments with enthusiastic energy.




Mr. Goro Kawai is the chief designer in the design room, leading the core team of Mrs. Hiroko Cremer and Ms. Francesca Leoni, with many other designers playing active roles.Think Bee! works perfected at their hands.

Textile designers who creates original textile, Pattern designers who designs shapes and imprints them as paper patterns, Decorative designers who spread color with their decorations…

We are proud to be professionals in each field and are pursue our chosen fields daily.Sometimes we use customers' purchases and opinions as hints for creation of new items.Some works are completed at a stroke, but many others see repeated changes over several years. We reflect the opinions of the designers and make improvements until we are totally satisfied. Our challenge to raise the degree of perfection continues.