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Shin & Tomoko Azumi

Japanese designers Tomoko Azumi (born in Hiroshima 1966 ) Shin Azumi (born in Kobe in 1965) are a design duo who met at the Kyoto City University of Art. As an interior and furniture designer based in London Tomoko studied architecture and interior design at ad worked in architectural studio in Tokyo before moving to London in 1992. She completed a master course of Furniture Design at the Royal College of Art in 1995 and as well as her partnership with Azumi ( 1995-2004 ), she started her own practice TNA Design Studio in East London in 2005. Here she specialises in furniture, lighting, interior design and exhibition space design and collaborates with a number of international clients including la Palma on product development and the Crafts Council for exhibition space. Her works are in several permanent collections include Victoria & Albert Museum and Geoffrey Museum in London and Stedelijk Museum. She has been a project teacher at the Design Products of Royal College of Art since 2005 and a research fellow at London Metropolitan University. She has also been a member of the jury for various awards bodies including Good Design Award, Japan and 100% Design London .

Shin Azumi, after finishing his MA at the Royal College of Art in 1994, started working as a design unit ‘AZUMI’. In 2005, he established his own stidio in London, and he moved his base back to Japan in Tokyo in 2016. Currently he is taking the professorship at Hosei University, faculty of engineering and design in Japan. His studio clients include la Palma, Magis, Fredericia and Desalto. His work has received numerous design awards in Europe and in Japan, amongst which the Blueprint 100% Design Award and “Product of the Year” of FX International Design Award. He also took part in the jury of numerous design awards such as, IF Design Award (DE). His works were acquired by many international museums such as Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), Stedelijk Museum (Holland), etc.

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