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CHIEF DIRECTOR・ OSAKA

Kenichiro TOI

After graduating from Kyoto Institute of Technology with a degree in Design, Toi joined NIKKEN SEKKEI in 1989, and then transferred to Nikken Space Design. He has worked on a broad range of projects including hotels, restaurants, hospitals, museums, university libraries and public spaces as well as floors for boardrooms and canteens in office buildings. He positions projects for Hotel Nikko Osaka, JAL Hotels Group and XIV Kyoto Yase Rikyu as his most impressive works so far. Focusing often on lighting, he has been awarded a number of prizes related to lighting design. With his recent work for Hotel Nikko Kanazawa, he won the Design Award for Light and Lighting 2009 from The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan.

CAREER

PRIZE

2017-Good Design Award BEST100/ West Japan Railway Company TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE
2016-Good Design Award/ Lobby Chair "Pilem"
2014-SDA Award,Kyushu District Awards /KISTIC Sign design/ Japanese Red Cross Fukuoka Hospital
2014-INTERIOR PLANNING AWARD/ HOTEL TRUSTY KANAZAWA KORINBO
2012-JID Award Biennial 2012 Honorable Mention/ GDC Gotenyama
2012-INTERIOR PLANNING AWARD for excellence/ GDC Gotenyama
2011-JCD Design Awards/ Best 100 design/ GDC Gotenyama
2009-Japan Library Association Architecture Awards/ Otemae University Media Library CELL
2009-JCD Design Awards/ Best 100 design/ Hotel Nikko Kanazawa Chapel
04’-05’-Nashop Lighting Awards/ LED Prize/ Hotel Nikko Osaka
2009-The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan Awards, Lighting design prize/ Hotel Nikko
Kanazawa Chapel
2005- The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan Kansai Awards/ Hotel Nikko Osaka
1996-The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan Awards/ Excellent lighting installation prize/
ANA Gate Tower Hotel Osaka
1990-The Best of New Offices Awards/ Minister of International Trade and Industry Prize/
Kabushiki-gaisha Fukutake Shoten Headquarters
2013 HOTEL TRUSTY KANAZAWA KORINBO
2013 KMO KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL
2012 DUBLE TREE BY HILTON NAHA
2012 XIV Karuizawa Paseo&Sanctuary, Villa Museo
2012 HOTEL TRUSTY OSAKA ABENO
2012 hotel nikko kanazawa buffet restaurant | “The Garden House” Refurbishment
2011 GDC GOTENYAMA
2009 Hotel Tokyu Bizfort Hakata
2008 The Westin Miyako Kyoto | Mayfair Kyoto Station
2008 Hotel Nikko Kanazawa | “La Grande Lumiere”
2007 Otemae University Media Library CELL
2007 Tokyo Midtown Medical Center
2006

XIV Kyoto Yase Rikyu