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Shin Azumi

Shin Azumi was born in Kobe, Japan in 1965, and is currently based in London, UK.

After finishing his Master course at the Royal College of Art, London, in 1994, he started working as a design unit ‘AZUMI’.

In 2005, he established his own design office ‘a studio’, working with international clients such as; Lapalma(IT), Magis(IT), Desalto(IT), Fredericia(DK), Tefal(FR), Authentics(DE), Itoki(JP), Formax(JP), TOA(JP), Case(UK), Habitat(UK) and others.

Shin Azumi’s works have received numerous design awards in Europe and in Japan, including; FX International Design Award “Product of the Year” (UK), V&A Homes & Gardens Classic Design Award (UK), Good Design Award Best one hundred (JP), Classic Innovation Award 'Best of the Best' (DE), etc.

His works have been added to the collection of many museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), Stedelijk Museum (Holland), Crafts Council (UK), Die Neue Sammlung (Germany), Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt (Germany) as well as others.

He is a visiting professor of Osaka University of Arts, and Kobe Design University and also a lecturers at Vitra Design Museum Workshops.

Shin Azumi also has been part of in the judge on 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.