Takumi Shimamura

Takumi Shimamura is an industrial designer and a graduate of Tokyo Zokei University. After graduation he has worked for SUBARU and Tug International Co., Ltd., before starting his own design agency Qurz Inc. in Tokyo in 2005. He is also a professor at the University in Tokyo.

A great variety of industrial products can be ascribed to him: vehicles (cars and buses), spatial designs (small scale homes, interiors), but also furniture and lifestyle products. His designs have received 'Good Design Awards ' many times.

Takumi Shimamura is especially inspired by organic materials like wood, paper, leather and textiles. He enjoys working with artisans who are masters of their craft and who manage to combine ancient Japanese techniques with innovative adjustments, creating beautiful stylish contemporary lifestyle products.

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