Yuichi Nara was born in Tokyo in 1977. In 1999, he graduated from the Construction Department Architecture Course at Yokohama National University and moved to Italy in 2000. He began designing following a period of working at a glass studio and at an architect’s office in Venice. In 2006, graduated from Venezia Construction University. During a trip to Noto, Japan, he was so impressed with the richness of the nature and lifestyle, he decided to return to Japan and moved to Notojima. In 2007, he established the Noto design office. Studying local materials and learning local techniques and applying them to his work, he attempts to design products that enrich everyday life. Alongside his design activities, he also grows rice in a rented paddy field.