From architectural designs to functional urban plans, Shigeru Uchida (1943—2016) is one of Japan’s top interior designers of the 20th century. In 1970, he founded Uchida Designs Inc., where he made commissioned work for the Japanese government and elite corporations. From 2008 until 2011, Uchida served as director of the Kuwasawa Design Institute. His designs are in collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kobe Fashion Museum, and many more.