Shigeru Uchida : Interior Designer
Born in Yokohama in 1943, he went on to graduate from Kuwasawa Design
School before becoming one of the leading designers in Japan. Uchida
has engaged in a wide range of design projects including interior works,
furniture and products and urban planning both in Japan and abroad.
In his works, he strives to infuse traditional Japanese culture into
modern interior design. His major works include a series of boutiques
for Yohji Yamamoto, the Japanese Government Pavilion for the Tsukuba Expo
in 1985, the Hotel Il Palazzo in Fukuoka, the lobby of the Kyoto Hotel,
the Kobe Fashion Museum and the Mojiko Hotel. His works are held in
permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York,
the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Conran Foundation and others.
Besides teaching at his alma mater since 1973, he is also a Guest Professor
at Tokyo Zokei University.