Shigeru Uchida

(b. 1943)

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(1943– )

A noted Japanese interior, lighting, and furniture designer, Uchida worked for a number of significant clients including Alessi, Acerbis, and the fashion designers Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto. After graduating from the Kuwasawa Design School in Tokyo, he set up his own design practice in 1970. He attracted attention through his interior designs for the retail outlets of Miyake (1976–82) and Yamamoto (1983–6), changing the name of his practice to Studio 80 in 1981. He has won many important commissions including the interior of the Japanese Government Pavilion at Expo '85 at Tskuba. He has taught in many institutions including Tokyo University of Art and Design (1974–8), Parsons School of Design, New York (1986), and Domus Academy (1992). In 1987 he was awarded the Mainichi Design Prize.

Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.

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