Shin Azumi & Tomoko Azumi

AZUMI is a design studio of Shin Azumi and Tomoko Azumi, established in London in 1995.

Public Collections "Table=Chest" Victoria & Albert Museum, Crafts Council, Geffrye Museum, Brighton Museum, UK
"Wire Frame Chair & Stool" Stedelijk Museum, Holland & Manchester Art Galleries, UK
"Wire Frame Reversible Bench" Crafts Council, UK

Clients: Abode (Japan), Authentics (Germany), Brühl (Germany), E&Y (Japan), Eric Parry Associates (UK),
Guzzini (Italy), Habitat (UK), Hitch Mylius (UK), Keen (UK),
Lapalma (Italy), Leitner (Germany),
Lemnos (Japan), Mathmos (UK), Möve (Germany), Trunk (Japan), TOA (Japan), Wire Works (UK)

Public 2001 "Fish Lamp" steel lamps for Himi City, Toyama, Japan
Commissions 2000 Mandarin Oriental Hotel / Hyde Park, SPA furniture
& Interior 1999 Folkestone Library Café and Gallery, Folkestone
1998 Kettle's Yard Gallery / benches and chairs, Cambridge

Exhibitions include 2002 Simplicity & Surprise at Windows Gallery, British Council, Prague
2001 Design Now-London at Design Museum, London
Industry of One at Crafts Council, London
2000 20th Century Japanese Ceramics & Design at Phillips Auctioneers, New York
Tectonic, a room installation exhibition at Crafts Council, London
1999 AZUMI solo exhibition at Lighthouse, Glasgow
Lost & Found at Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt
Stealing Beauty at ICA, London
1998 Decorative Art Today at Bonhams, London
1997 Flexible Furniture at Crafts Council, London
1996 Objects of Our Time at Crafts Council, London
1995 The Best of '95 at Space, London

Awards 2001 FX International Interior Design Awards, UK, "Furniture of the Year" on HM30 sofa
2000 FX International Interior Design Awards, UK, "Product of the Year" on LEM stool
1999 Peugeot Design Awards / Ceramic, at Oxo Tower Wharf, UK - on Snowman Salt & Pepper Shakers
Furniture Futures Award, by Design Week, UK - on Wire Frame Chair & Stool

Books 2001 Peter & Charlotte Fiell, Designing the 21st Century, Taschen, Köln
Penny Sparke, Design Direction Great Britain, Pavilion Books, London
2000 Tectonic, an exhibition catalogue, Crafts Council, London
1999 Alex Payne edit, Ideas = Book - monogram of Azumi, Black Dog Publishing, London
Creators' File for Living, Gap Publication, Tokyo
1998 Peta Levi, New British Design 1998, Mitchell Beazley, London 1998

Shin Azumi Born in 1965, Kobe, Japan

Experience
1989 - 92 NEC Design Centre Co. Ltd. Personal Computer Dept., Japan
Education
1994 MA in Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art, UK
1989 BA in Product Design at Kyoto City University of Art, Japan

Tomoko Azumi Born in 1966, Hiroshima, Japan

Experience
1990 - 92 Toda Construction Corporation, Design Room, Japan
1989 - 90 Kazuhiro Ishii Architect and Associates, Japan
Education
1995 MA in Furniture Design at the Royal College of Art, UK
1989 BA in Environmental Design at Kyoto City University of Art, Japan