After graduating from Musashino Art University, she worked for a large electrical goods manufacturer. She eventually went on to found Design Studio S with roots in industrial design. The studio works in a variety of different fields. From everyday electronics and specialized healthcare technology to unique capsule hotels, Design Studio S effectively adapts its knowledge of and capability for design.
Fumie Shibata is a professor at Musashino Art University and a Judging Committee Chair of the 2018-2019 Good Design Awards. She is the author of the book ‘Forms within Forms’. Design Studio S has received many awards for excellence in design, such as the iF Gold Award, the Design for Asia Top, Culture, and the Gold Awards.