Akio Shimada

  • Wood and Bamboo
  • 1971 -
Akio Shimada

When I was a child, I saw a wood engraving and was impressed and amazed by the beauty of the wood grains. Since then, I have been devoted to making things with wood.
I consider the natural colors that the wood has, the wood grains, and how to balance them when working with wood.
I give maximum effort to use the wood grains so that the patterns look three-dimensional when viewed from different angles.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
Meister of Swedish Furniture
  • 1971 Born in Tomakomai City, Hokkaido
  • 1990 Graduated from Hokkaido Otoineppu Art and Craft High School
  • 1992 Graduated from Takaoka National College, Industrial Craft Department (current University of Toyama, Faculty of Art and Design)
  • 2000 Graduated from Capellagården, Furniture & Interior Department (Sweden)
  • 2001 Established Wood Workshop "Design Studio Shimada" in Tobetsu Town, Ishikari, Hokkaido
  • 2007 Earned the title of Furniture Meister certified by the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design
  • 2009 Becomes Part-time Lecturer at Seisa Dohto University, Faculty of Fine Art (up to present)
  • ● Various solo exhibitions and groups exhibitions in Japan and overseas

  • 2015Received the NHK Kyoto Broadcasting Station Manager Award at the Geibunkyo Exhibition 2015 (Kyoto)
  • 2021Received the Asahi Shimbun Award at the 61st East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

Price Range

$ 600 - 9,000

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