SHIN AZUMI

Shin Azumi Short Biogaphy

Shin Azumi was born in Kobe, Japan in 1965.

After finishing his MA at the Royal College of Art in 1994, he started working as a design unit ‘AZUMI’. In 2005, he established his own office ‘a studio’ in London, and he moved his base from London to Tokyo in 2016.

The clients list of ‘a studio’ includes lapalma, Magis, Desalto, Fredericia, Tefal, Authentics and many other international brands.

Shin Azumi’s work has received numerous design awards in Europe and in Japan, amongst which the Blueprint 100% Design Award and “Product of the Year” of FX International Design Award. He also took part in the jury of numerous design awards such as, IF Design Award (DE).

His works were acquired by many international museums such as Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), Stedelijk Museum (Holland), etc.

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Shin Azumi Biography

2013 Visiting Proffesor of Kobe Design University

2009 Visiting Proffesor of Osaka Art University

2005- Opened a design office ‘a studio’ in London

1995-2004 Worked as a design unit ‘AZUMI’

1994 MA in Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art, UK

1989-1992 NEC Design Centre Co. Ltd. , Japan

1989 BA in Product Design at Kyoto City University of Art, Japan

1965 Born in Kobe, Japan

Awards

2013 Good Design Award 2012, JIDPO, Japan – Twentyfour Seven Bed by Asleep

2012 Good Design Award 2012, "Good Design Best 100", JIDPO, Japan - Cacomi by Itoki

Good Design Award 2012, JIDPO, Japan - Cox Lounge by Formax

2011 Good Design Award 2011, JIDPO, Japan - Isle by Formax

2010 ADI Index, IT / selected / Kite Lounge Chair by Fornasarig

2010 Interior Innovation Award / imm Cologne, DE - Lem Stool by Lapalma

2009 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2009, Category: Furniture / Lighting product - Lem Stool by Lapalma

2008 Good Design Award, Special Award of S & M Enterprises, JPN - Za bench system by Lapalma

2008 Victoria & Albert Museum / Homes & Gardens Classic Design Award, UK - Yauatcha Tea Set

2007 Good Design Award, JIDPO, Japan - FlowLounge

2005 Good Design Award, Japan - TOA Megaphone

2005 Victoria & Albert Museum / Homes & Gardens Classic Design Award, UK - Air Switch Az

2005 Blueprint Award, Best Furniture Designer, Finalisted

2004 Elle Decoration Award “Best Furniture”, UK, - ShipShape by Isokon Plus

2004 Jerwood Applied Arts Prize, UK, Finalisted

2003 FX International Interior Design Awards, UK, "Best Furniture for Public Space - Orbital Workstation

2003 Blueprint 100% Design Award, UK, Best Contributor

2002 FX International Interior Design Awards, UK, "Best Public Space Lighting" - Himi Fish Lamp

2001 FX International Interior Design Awards, UK, "Furniture of the Year" - HM30 sofa

2000 FX International Interior Design Awards, UK, "Product of the Year" - LEM stool

1999 Peugeot Design Awards / Ceramic, at Oxo Tower Wharf, UK - Snowman Salt & Pepper Shakers

1999 Furniture Futures Award, by Design Week, UK - on Wire Frame Chair & Stool

Public Collections

“Yauatcha Tea Set” Victoria & Albert Museum, UK

“Yauatcha Tea Set & Sake Set” Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, Germany

“LEM” Victoria & Albert Museum, UK

“Air Switch AZ” Victoria & Albert Museum, UK

“TOA Megaphone“ Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, Germany

“Volta by lapalma” Crafts Council, UK

“Za Series by lapalma“ Die Neue Sammlung, Munich, Germany

"Wire Frame Reversible Bench” Crafts Council, UK

"Wire Frame Chair & Stool“Stedelijk Museum / Holland

"Wire Frame Chair & Stool“Manchester Art Galleries / UK

Lectured

Architectural Association (UK), Istanbul Design Week (Turkey), Belgrade Design Week (Cerbia), Decorex International (UK), Central Saint Martins (UK), Shih-chien Univ (Taiwan), .Design Academy Eindhoven (Holland), Osaka Art Univ. Forum (JPN), Tokyo Denki Univ (JPN), Kyoto Institute of Technology (JPN)

Workshop

Domaine de Boisbucet (evey two years since 2003.), Shih-chien Univ. (Tiwan), Design Academy Eindhoven (Holland)

Clients

Lapalma (Italy), Fredericia Furniture (Denmark), Authentics (Germany), Desalto (Italy), Fornasarig (Italy), Guzzini (Italy) , Magis (Italy), Case Furniture (UK), Habitat (UK), Benchmark (UK), Hitch Mylius (UK), Mathmos (UK), Yauatcha (UK), Innermost (UK/HK), Coedition (France), Tefal (France), Dietiker (Switzerland), ITOKI (JPN), Asleep (JPN), Barnibarbi (JPN), E&Y (JPN), MUJI (JPN), Nextmaruni (JPN), TOA (JPN), Idea International (JPN), Formax (JPN), KINTO (JPN), FUJI Spring Water Inc.(JPN)


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