Shin Azumi, a studio
Shin Azumi was born in 1965 in Kobe, Japan. In 1989, he earned his BA in product design at Kyoto City University of Art, and from 1989 to 1992, he worked at NEC Design Center in Japan. In 1994, he received his MA in industrial design at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1995, he co-founded the design studio “Azumi” with his former wife, Tomoko Azumi. In 2005, he established his own design company in London called “a studio.”
Azumi’s design work covers product, furniture, and space design. Designs have been manufactured by Idea, Fredericia Furniture, Artelano, Innermost, Case, Fornasarig, Lapalma, Desalto, Innermost Ltd, Tefal, and Itoki.
Azumi’s design is included in museum collections worldwide, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Crafts Council in London, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Neue Sammlung and the Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, in Germany.
Azumi’s awards include the 2007 Good Design Award by JIDPO (Japan), the 2008 Victoria & Albert Museum / Homes & Gardens Classic Design Award (UK), the 2009 International Restaurant & Bar Design Award for Furniture/ Lighting (UK), and the 2010 Classic Innovation Award (Germany).