Born 1962 in Tokyo, Japan.
Lives and works in Berlin/Germany since 2006.
After graduating in Architecture from the Engineering Faculty at Hosei University she went to work for I. Ebihara architect and Associates in Tokyo. She moved to Italy in 1990 and completed a Master’s degree in industrial design at Domus Academy. She founded her own design studio Ave design corporation in Tokyo and Milan/Italy in 1992 and founded her own design bland MasayoAve creation in 2000.
For more than two decades she has been active as an product designer and researcher for both European and Japanese industries and she got an international recognition as a winner of numerous international design competitions including ICFF2000 editors’ awards in New York and A&W Mentor Awards 2006 in Germany.
In 2004-2007 she had been appointed guest professor at Universität der Künste Berlin to conduct an experimental institute of Haptic Interface Design, and 2007-2009 appointed professor and head of product design department for Estonian Academy of Arts. In 2010, Masayo Ave newly settled her design office in Berlin and presently resides and work in Berlin.
Since 2001 she is also active to conduct the international design workshop titled “sound of material” for and with young creators, craftsmen as well as the professionals of the various fields in various countries. Currently she is also appointed guest professor at University of Arts in Berlin.