Shin Azumi was born in 1965 in Kobe, Japan. After finishing his MA in Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art in 1994, he started working as a design unit ‘AZUMI’. He is a visiting professor of Osaka University of Arts and a lecturer of Vitra Design Museum Workshop. 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).
Azumi works have been published and gained worldwide recognition and awards being acquired for the permanent collections of many museums - such as the Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), the Stedelijk Museum (Holland), the Crafts Council (UK), the Die Neue Sammlung (Germany), the Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt (Germany).
In 2005 Azumi opened his studio ‘A Studio’. A studio covers product, furniture and spatial design, working with a variety of clients on consumer products, furniture, lighting, electronics and audio equipment as well as spatial design for shops, restaurants, exhibitions.