Established by product designer Hisakazu Shimizu and design director Eizo Okada in July 2012, S&O Design is a design company specializing in industrial design. Hisakazu Shimizu was chief designer of Canon’s IXUS series of compact digital cameras. Shimizu has also been active as an independent designer since the early 1990s. Eizo Okada has been involved as a design director in the planning and development of numerous exhibitions and products. Since joining the Ribbon Project in 2003, he has contributed to the development of many interior products that use ribbon as their key material.