Established in 1976, Matsuya Art Works is a four decades company acting in the architecture, interior design, and construction industries. The company has a wide range of building types in the portfolio, yet specialized in the commercial projects. Matsuya Art Works conduct projects according to the client’s business strategy from its blastoff until the reception of the completed building or interior and even beyond to guarantee a perfect functioning of the business. The KTX archiLAB was founded in 2006 to sustain this activity by producing very high quality designs. This Japanese based company has received several local and international awards for projects conducted both in Japan and in foreign countries.
We had many recurrent or new clients, for example we have had several projects with Matsuo-Gakuin which is a cram-schools company. We work also with Himeji Daiichi Hospital and several restaurant owners.
After graduating from Osaka University of Art in 2001 I integrated Matsuya Art Works where I became the Head of the Design section in 2006. I founded KTX archiLAB as part of the company in order to advance the design quality. I am specialized in commercial Spaces design where my portfolio includes restaurants, shops, showrooms, clinics, schools, beauty salons, sport facilities just to cite a few.
Simplicity of the design, being budget friendly, aesthetically impressive, but most importantly being perfectly functional. My first priority is to respond to the clients business strategy and his requirements.
My grand father was a painter, my father is a martial arts master, and so I grew in a family where many members are related to arts, or design, or are related in a way or other to art and beauty. This put me since my younger years into the field.
As a space designer, for both interior and architectural projects I of course look forward to more projects, probably bigger in size, or have more budget and more challenges. I want to keep working on the commercial field, but of course I welcome any project that is challenging.
I spend most of my day in the office, except when I am on building site or have a meeting outside of it. Most of the time I am working on my designs until late hours. When back home and after spending some time with my family, I still go to my special room to listen to music or produce it, and most likely also think about my designs.
I have several subscription to Japanese and international design magazines that I receive in my office. I check all of them to see if there is any interesting designs, but also from the internet, its easier nowadays and more and more designs are being published. Subjectively I don’t follow trends, I have my own vision about design that I try to develop.
As I am working on commercial spaces design, it is easy to check if it works or not. The results are here when the customers are loving the projects or becoming a powerful tool for our clients, this is what we call a successful project.
In size, or building area, it might be the Origami Ark, a showroom for Sansho Leather Company which has received a golden A’ Design Awards in the 2015/2016 period. The most influential might be The Cutting Edge Pharmacy that got both Platinum and Gold A’ Design Awards in 2016/2017 period. I am working currently on a much bigger Project in scale.
I work in commercial space design, this implies that my client’s business strategy is the most important point to focus on. My design should materialize this strategy onto space, perfectly functional space. the aesthetic plays a major role as advertisement and creates identity for their businesses.
I have designed several Japanese restaurants. And by such I regard my work as a contribution in defining contemporary Japanese style. As architect and interior designer, the spaces we produce affects the daily life of its users, and so we take care of the smallest details to make their daily life a better experience.
The A’ Design Award Ceremony Gala night was a fantastic occasion to socialize with designers from all fields and from all over the world. Winning the A’ Design Award also impact our company by making our designs trusted by our clients. They know they deal with professional designers who can produce international high quality projects.
My grandfather was painter and he taught me how to draw. I think my design foundations are greatly due to my childhood experiences. After Highschool I attended Osaka Graduate school of Design where I graduated in 2001. Immediately after I joined Matsuya Art works, where I am the Head Architect Designer Today.