SHINDO Co., Ltd’s three main lines of business are fashion accessories, industrial materials, and silicone. Fukui Prefecture, where SHINDO’s sales headquarters are located, was already known as a silk-producing area as far back at the Nara period, in the 8th century, and these days it is a general manufacturing area, home to a wide variety of textile industries. SHINDO has made Fukui its own home for more than four decades, developing as a specialist in ribbons, cords, tape and other long, narrow textiles. Its Silicone Division was established in 1991 to focus on the potential and the superior characteristics of this material. Building on the research and development, the company aims to develop products which can respond to future needs by providing high added value.
A visual artist who obtained his degree from the National School of Fine Arts in Bourges in 1984.In the early 1990s, he decided to concentrate on designing objects and furniture. His research appears in the projects which he develops for the Design Gallery Milano and the Kreo Gallery in Paris.
In tandem with his more experimental projects his work is recognized by various companies of international renown such as Zanotta, Venini, La Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres. ALESSI.“Triplo“ vase produced by Venini appears in the selection of the Compasso d' Oro 2005. The Paris Furniture Fair elects him creator of the year 2005. He has several personal shows and several of his pieces are included in the collections of the FNAC (National Foundation for Contemporary Art) of the Georges Pompidou center and of the Decorative Arts Museum of Paris.
Research & Development: Tomoya Tabuchi
Born in Tochigi in 1974. After graduating from Kuwasawa Design Institute, he worked as an in-house designer for a furniture company. In 2010, he founded [office for creation] and began working as a freelance designer. Specializing in furniture design, he is also works as a graphic designer and art director.