SHIGERU UCHIDA ( Born in Yokohama, Japan 1943 - 2016 ) cited Mies van der Rhohe and Shiro Kuramata as major influences on his work. Uchida believed that design can save the world by harmonizing nature people and urbanism. It is this philosophy that he carried through all levels of his practice. Multi-awarded for his interior design, industrial design, architecture and furniture since the earliest moments of his career when he founded Uchida Design Studio in 1970, four years after graduating from Kuwasawa Design School in Tokyo in 1966.

His work is part of museum permanent collections such as the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He's famous for his minimal furniture, the Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake boutiques, the Kobe Fashion Museum and the Mojiko Hotel that he designed with Aldo Rossi. 

"Design is to help people live together." SHIGERU UCHIDA