Shin Azumi

Shin Azumi
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 lapalma, Magis, Desalto, Muji, Authentics, Guzzini 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), etc.
He is a lecturer of Kyoto City Univ. of Arts, Hiroshima City Univ., Vitra Design Museum Workshop and so on.
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), etc.


Shin Azumi

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
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

Client list
Lapalma (Italy), Authentics (Germany), Desalto (Italy), Fornasarig (Italy), Guzzini (Italy) , Magis (Italy), Benchmark (UK), Hitch Mylius (UK), Keen (UK), Isokon Plus (UK), Mathmos (UK), Orangebox (UK), Yauatcha (UK), Innermost (UK/HK), Artelano (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)



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