Design By Japan: 20 Top Interior Design Firms You Should Know – Part 2

Here’s 10 more of the top interior design firms in Japan you should know about!

Here at Mid-Century Furniture blog, we’re going on a journey to discover the best interior design firms in Japan, divided in two parts. We’ve already presented you with 10 other Japanese top interior design firms you couldn’t have missed, and we’re back with part 2 to present you 10 more that will inspire you and make you swoon!


Shigemasa Noi

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Born in Osaka, Japan in 1944, Shigemasa Noi is engaged into store design, exhibition design and display design, since 1965. The renowned designer has worked for Interna kagaya, Interior Design Office Nob, and Xebec and he established shigemasa noi design office in 1982. Today, he is known for developing various creative works focusing on the design of store, furniture and products. They believe that thinking in simple terms about how to transform the client’s wishes into a functional, three-dimensional space brings warmth to the final product.

Shigeru Ban

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Born in August 5 in 1957, Shigeru Ban is a Japanese architect, known for his innovative work with paper, particularly recycled cardboard tubes used to quickly and efficiently house disaster victims. He was profiled by Time magazine in their projection of 21st-century innovators in the field of architecture and design. The renowned architect has won several design awards since 1985.

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Shinchiro Ogata

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Shinchiro Ogata is a well-known japanese architect recognized for his take on an supervision of diverse architecture, interior, product and graphic design projects. After creating his interior design company SIMPLICITY in 1998, Ogata’s professional career led him to win awards such as the the Grand Prize and the Gold Medal at the Design for Asia Awards in 2009. Like many Japanese organizations, this interior design company aims to create the culture of the next generation through the careful crafting of items for a quality contemporary lifestyle.

Shiro Kuramata

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One of the most celebrated and significant designers, we couldn’t leave him off the list. Kuramata’s futuristic and practical designs to this day are showcased in New York’s MoMA and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris. Creating both beautiful spaces and furniture pieces, his work can be described as a fusion between oriental design and Occidental styles.

Steve Leach

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Steve Leach Group moved beyond just being the most established Interior Design Consultancy firm in East Asia and increased their service offering with new expertise areas and partnerships to provide you with holistic answers. As a team they create award-winning projects in interior, architectural and sustainable design that provide a fresh approach to each challenge.

Tadao Ando

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Tadao Ando is a self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as “critical regionalism”. He was raised in Japan and this country really shaped his style as an architect and designer through religion and other culture aspects. Ando’s architectural style is said to create a “haiku” effect, emphasizing nothingness and empty space to represent the beauty of simplicity.

Tokujin Yoshioka

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Born in 1967, the renowned designer worked under Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake, and established his own studio, TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA INC. in 2000. Active in the fields of design, architecture and contemporary art, Tokujin Yoshioka is highly acclaimed globally with works themed in the nature, which also reflect the Japanese idea of beauty. By giving figure to various human senses using materialistic elements such as light, Tokujin Yoshioka creates expressions that are unique and surpassing the concept of shape.

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Toyo Ito

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Born in the 1st of June in 1941, Toyo Ito is a Japanese architect known for creating conceptual architecture, in which he seeks to simultaneously express the physical and virtual worlds. He is a leading exponent of architecture that addresses the contemporary notion of a “simulated” city, and has been called “one of the world’s most innovative and influential architects.”

Wilson Associates

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Known for creating current, iconic, must-experience spaces, Wilson Associates has been innovating hospitality design for luxury and boutique brands for nearly 50 years. Founded in 1971 by design legend Trisha Wilson, the renowned interior design firm offers a range of design services and speciality studios to meet clients’ needs in the ever-evolving hospitality industry.

Naoko Takenouchi

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Naoko Takenouchi completed a four-year degree course in design and glassblowing at Tama Art University in Tokyo, while taking time to attend the New York Experimental Glass Workshop. Her work experience continued at the Swedish Center Foundation and in the New-Small & Sterling Glass Studio in Vancouver. Takenouchi was previously a restaurant designer in Tokyo and has now partnered up with Britain’s Marc Webb to form the integrated design firm- Takenouchi Webb.


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