1962: Born in Tokyo.
After graduating from Chiba University’s Department of Industrial Design, begins work at Sony. In 1992, establishes his own company, Shin’ichi Sumikawa Design.
Having visited over 57 countries, his unique designs are reflective of his open-mindedness and divergence from the conventional. Excels at designing ergonomically functional curved surfaces that effectively utilize three-dimensional CAD modeling technology.
Designs a wide array of goods ranging from bathtubs, cameras, electronic devices, cellular phones, porcelain, lacquerware, metal foundry, woodwork, medical equipment and more.
Has received various awards including the grand prize at the Toyama Design Competition.
Many of his works have been featured in the International Design Yearbook.
Is a member of the “G Mark” judging committee and holds a second-class architect's license.
Designer Comment :
Card holders are frequently used for both personal and business matters. Yet, there are very few that are satisfactory. I’ve designed one that fits numerous cards and is at the same time simple and unique. The combination of differing materials forms an innovative lid that opens and closes in a unique way.