SHIN AZUMI / A STUDIO (UK/JP)

Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2008

Japanese designer Shin Azumi runs his own design multidisciplinary studio ‘a studio’. He designs for internationally based clients in the areas of consumer products, furniture, lighting, and electronics, as well as space design for shops, restaurants and exhibitions.

Shin Azumi was born in Kobe, Japan in 1965. After finishing his MA in Industrial Design 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. The clients list of ‘a studio’ includes Desalto, Lapalma, Magis, Fdredericia, Guzzini, Tefal and many other international brands.

Shin Azumi’s work has received numerous design awards in Europe and in Japan, amongst which the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize in 2004, the Blueprint 100% Design Award in 2003 and “Product of the Year, 2000” FX International Design Award (for the LEM stool). His works were acquired as permanent collection by Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), Stedelijk Museum (Holland), Crafts Council (UK), Die Neue Sammlung (Germany), Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt (Germany)…

In 2016, he moved to Tokyo, Japan, and currently he is a professor of Hosei University, Faculty of Engineering and Design. He is also the visiting professor of Osaka University of Arts, Kobe Design University. He also took part in the jury of numerous design awards such as, IF Design Award (DE), DT Design Award (JPN), Design Report Award (DE / IT), FX International Design Award (UK), Kokuyo Design Award (JPN)…

www.shinazumi.com

It was great that the speakers and the attendees were actually to share ideas and express their views as opposed to solely exhibition purposed fairs. It was very impressive, how successful and innovative individuals from various disciplines spoke about their worlds and how the audience interactively took part. To have attended and to have experienced this interaction at Belgrade Design Week made me very pleased. I would like to extend my congratulations to the BDW organizers due to this successful event.

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