Born in Yokohama in 1943, Shigeru Uchida is now a leading Japanese designer. Uchida has engaged in diverse design projects worldwide from architectural interior, furniture and industrial design to urban planning. His major works are series of boutiques for Yohji Yamamoto, the Hotel Il Palazzo in Fukuoka, the Kobe Fashion Museum, Fujitsu General, and Oriental Hotel Hiroshima.
Mr. Uchida studied at the prestigious Kuwasawa Design School in Japan and founded Uchida Design Studio at the beginning of his career. Uchida has cooperated with several leading clients, including Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto. In 1981, he started Studio 80 with Toru Nishioka.