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Born in Tokyo in 1936. After graduating from the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts, she moved to Milan in 1961 to start working alongside famed Swiss graphic designer Max Huber. She has also collaborated with Bruno Munari, Achille Castiglioni and many others. In 1968 her picture book “il grande pesce” was published, and in 1975 she designed her famous wooden animal puzzle for Naef. She now lives in Ticino in southern Switzerland with her cat “Sabato”.