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Fumie Shibata

Product Designer, Design Studio S in Tokyo Japan

After graduating from Musashino Art University, Fumie Shibata established her own design studio – Design Studio S – in 1994. With a strong focus on industrial design, she is active in a wide range of areas, from electronics and healthcare product design to acting as creative director for a hotel.

Her works have received tremendous acclaim worldwide, winning numerous awards such as the Mainichi Design Award, the Good Design Gold Award, the JCD Grand Award, the iF Gold Award, the DFA Grand Award, Gold Award, and Special Award for Culture, and the red dot design award.

Her book, "Forms within Forms” can be found on

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@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Product designer Fumie Shibata shows us some of the things she has helped design. These include things such as capsules for a capsule hotel, thermometers, sippy cups, rice cookers, sunglasses, and vending machines with marketing capabilities. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on November 20, 2013.

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Tokyo @ Meiji-Jingu Gaien (Tokyo Design Week)
Oct 30, 2013