In 1989 he graduated in Product Design from Kyoto City University of Art, Japan.
From 1989 to 1992 Shin Azumi worked for NEC Design Centre Co. Ltd. Personal Computer Dept., Japan.
In 1994 he received a Master degree in Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art, UK.
In 1995 Shin Azumi and his wife Tomoko Azumi founded Azumi Design Studio in London.
The famous clients list includes brands such as Magis, lapalma, Desalto, Muji, Authentics, Guzzini and many others from both Europe and Japan.
Shin Azumi's work has received numerous design awards, amongst others the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize in 2004, the Blueprint 100% Design Award in 2003 and Product of the Year, 2000 FX International Design Award for the LEM stool series.
His designs have also been acquired for the permanent collections of many museums - such as the Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), the Stedelijk Museum (Holland), the Crafts Council (UK), the Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt (Germany).