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Fumie Shibata

Fumie Shibata

Fumie Shibata was born in Yamanashi, Japan.

She has worked with many Japanese and international brands, developing extensive experience in various sectors, such as production of furniture, accessories and objects of everyday use and technology applied to the healthcare industry. She is also the Creative Director of some one-of-a-kind capsule hotels. A distinctive feature of her work is a propensity for soft, yet very precise shapes. Her works are designed for ease of use.

Several of Shibata’s projects have received international awards, including the EDIDA LIGHTING Category AWARD in 2021. Other honors include the DFA Design for Asia Awards Grand Prize, the iF Design Award Gold Prize and the Red Dot Design Award.

Fumie Shibata is also a member of the Japan Design Committee, a professor at Tama Art University, and served as President of the Good Design Awards jury from 2018 to 2019. She is also the author of Forms within Forms.