Junko & Yasumasa Shiba – Shibaya
Yasumasa Shiba, born in 1972 in Shizuoka (Japan) starts working with stone in the family company. He wanted to pursue a career in this field and was now sufficiently trained to do so. Then, he passed a national trade skill test in Japan.
Junko Shiba, born in 1972 in Shizuoka (Japan), went to Tokai University Junior College to study Human Life Science. She has been working in some of the major Japanese company but then move to design. She became interested in stone when she encounter Yasumasa.
They decided to create a collaboration and are now known as Shibaya since 2008. Since then, they work in the same atelier in Shizuoka designing stone products and related works. They participated in some exhibition such as 100%design Tokyo 2008 and 2009, ICFF NY 2009, “kitchen ecology” exhibition in Los Angeles at the dwell on design 2009, “kitchen ecology” exhibition in Korea at the Seoul Design Festival 2009, “Asia now” exhibition in Los Angeles at the Dwell on design 2010 and to the next Seoul Design Market 2010 at Seoul Design fair 2010 (Sept. 17 – 21).