IDPA Japan Design Award

小坂 竜

RYU KOSAKA

Presentation


A.N.D. Nomura Co., Ltd. Executive Creative Director
Born in Tokyo in 1960, Ryu Kosaka is a graduate of the Musashino Art University(武藏野美术大学)'s architecture department. He joined Nomura Co., Ltd in 1985 and is currently the executive creative director of the Commercial Facilities Division and the head of Aoyama Nomura Design.
His work includes the Main Dining Room of the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, the design of the public spaces and environment for the Shin-marunouchi Buidling (Marunouchi, Tokyo), the JAL Sakura Lounge (Haneda International Airport) and the internationally acclaimed W Guangzhou FEI Ultra Lounge in China for which he became the first Japanese national to be awarded Best Bar at the prestigious Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.
Ryu Kosaka continues to work on a variety of high-profile projects throughout the world, and is currently leading the global design concept for a prominent apparel brand as well as several residential and hospitality projects.
Part-time lecturer of Department of Architecture, University of Tokyo
Deputy Director of Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association
Selected Projects
2021 Shinsho-an (Kyoto, Japan)
LE CAFE V Louis Vuitton Tokyo Ginza Namikidori (Tokyo, Japan)
2020 THE AOYAMA GRAND HOTEL (Tokyo Japan)
LE CAFÉ V, SUGALABO V Louis Vuitton Maison Osaka Midosuji (Osaka)
THE HOTEL SEIRYU KYOTO KIYOMIZU (Kyoto)
2019 YANDM Private residence (Osaka, Japan)