Studied product design at Chiba institute of Technologyin Japan and went on to the master course in advanced product design at Institute of design, Urne5 Universityin Sweden. 'While studying in SWeden,Konno met Ross Lovegrove inCopenhagen and left Urne5 for London to join his design team. Worked as an assistant designer for Ross Lovegrove for three years. Konno went independent in 2002 based in London U.K Since then he has been working on various projects with a number of intemational.design brands such as Georg Jensen, Slelton,Lexon and Fritz Hansen. His new design studio in Tokyo has opened in 2008.