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CHIEF DIRECTOR・ TOKYO

Ken KATAYAMA

After graduating from Kyoto Institute of Technology, Katayama joined the Interior Division of NIKKEN SEKKEI in 1989. He now leads a team as a chief designer for Nikken Space Design in the Tokyo office. He is always involved in projects for hotels and commercial spaces from the early stage, which determines architectural structure. From space planning to furniture design, he employs novel designs. He also designs a number of products, specifically furniture, which have been brought to the market. His motto is to propose something far more interesting than what is expected by his clients and to get them excited. For him, things in the world keep changing every day, and there are numerous interesting and strange things out there to inspire. He believes that curiosity about these things serves as the driving force to create new ideas.

CAREER

PRIZE

2017-DSA Design Award / LOTTE WORLD TOWER SEOUL SKY
2016-Good Desing Award/ Single Faucet
2016-Illumination Awards_The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America_Award of Merit 2 / Connecting Corridors Between Main & Satellite Buildings of Terminal 2 In Narita International Airport
2016-Interior Planning Award / Connecting Corridors Between Main & Satellite Buildings of Terminal 2 In Narita International Airport
2016-Interior Planning Award / Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa
2016-Architizer A+AWARDS Special Mention 2016 / Connecting Corridors Between Main & Satellite Buildings of Terminal 2 In Narita International Airport
2015-SDA Awards Commercial Category & Okinawa District Awards / Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa
2014-Energy-Efficient Lighting Design Awards / Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa
2013-JCD Design Awards(Best 100)/ Tokyo Skytree®&SKY RESTAURANT 634 (MUSASHI)
2013-JCD Design Awards(Best 100)/ Nippondaira Hotel
2012-The Ring iC@ward International Design Silver Award / Tokyo Skytree®&SKY RESTAURANT 634 (MUSASHI)
2012-INTERIOR PLANNING AWARD / TOBU HOTEL LEVANT TOKYO Skytree View Restaurant & Bar “REN”
2010-Interior Planning Award for excellece /HOTEL TOKYU BIZFORT Kobemotomachi
2010-BELCA Award(Best sector reform)/Hotel New Otani Main building
2008-JCD Design Awards/Best 100 design /Simplex Investment Advisors
2008-DDA-Awards /Simplex Investment Advisors
2006-JCD Design Awards/Best 100 design /Hyojyo(expression)Exhibition
2006-DDA-Awards /Hyojyo(expression)Exhibition
2003-Good Design Awards /Universal Chair “Supports Series”
1998-The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan/Excellent lighting installation prize/ Hotel Molino Shin-Yuri
1998-JCD Design Awards/ Hotel Molino Shin-Yuri
2012 Nippondaira Hotel
2012 SKY RESTAURANT 634 (MUSASHI)
2011 TOBU HOTEL LEVANT TOKYO "Verdure", Skytree View Restaurant & Bar “REN”
2010 Meitetsu Inn Nagoya “Sakura do-ri”
2009 Hotel Tokyu Bizfort Naha & Kobe
2008 Meitestu Inn Chita Handa
2007 Meitestu Inn Karia
2007 The New Otani Tokyo 17F Restaurant “Sky” refurbishment
2007 Hotel Leo Palace Hakata
2005 Toyota Enterprise Inc. Terrace Tateshina Resort & Spa
2005 Central Japan International Airport Centrair Hotel
1999 Jasper International Hotel Shanghai
1998 Hotel Nikko Hanoi
1997 Hotel Molino Shin-Yuri

 

  PRODUCT DESIGN
2008    Arm Chair “LOO SEAT”
2007 “U Chair”, Bench Sofa “TOKO”
2006 Dining Chair “SD・SL Chair”
2005 Office Chair Series “Board Series”
2004 Meeting + Dining Chair “MD Chai”
2003 Pasokon (Personal Computer) Chair “Core Series” New Model
2002 Universal Chair “Support Series”
2001 Pasokon (Personal Computer) Chair “Core Series”