Executive Creative Director

RYU KOSAKA

Born in Tokyo in 1960, Ryu Kosaka is a graduate of the Musashino Art University'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

2018 PARK SIX, Roppongi Hills (Roppongi, Tokyo)
  Toyonaka Private Residence (Toyonaka, Osaka)
  LEXUS MEETS...HIBIYA (Hibiya, Tokyo)
  Naha Domestic Airport JAL DP Lounge (Naha, Okinawa)
   
2017 Les Trois Chocolats (Fukuoka)
  The Market F, Grand Hyatt Fukuoka (Fukuoka)
  Private Residence at Hiroo Garden Hills (Hiroo, Tokyo)
  Francfranc Shinjuku Southern Terrace (Shinjuku, Tokyo)
  Francfranc Takashimaya Gate Mall Tower (Nagoya)
  The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo, Executive Lounge (Shinagawa, Tokyo)
  Otemachi Park Building, Park Lounge (Otemachi, Tokyo)
  Prince Hotel Tokyo (Shiba, Tokyo)
  OUT (Aoyama, Tokyo)
  GINZA CARDINAL (Nagoya)
  Naha Domestic Airport JAL Sakura Lounge (Naha, Okinawa)
  Johnnie’s Brasserie (Nagoya)
   
2016 ANTEPRIMA GINZA (Ginza, Tokyo)
   
2015 GINZA SUSHI-ICHI Singapore (Singapore)
  THE TENDER HOUSE (Shirokanedai, Tokyo)
  BAR/S (Ginza,Tokyo)
   
2014 domus6 (Kichijyoji, Tokyo)
  TORIBA COFFEE (Ginza)
  COREDO MUROMACHI3 - COMMERCIAL COMPLEX (COREDO Muromachi3,Tokyo)
  SAKURA LOUNGE (Tokyo International Airport)
  Teppanyaki Grill Tajima (Kobe,Hyogo)
  FANTASIA HEAD OFFICE (China)
   
2013 Francfranc Causeway Bay Shop (HK)
  Bar BACKYARD (Minamiaoyama,Tokyo)
  Club House (China)
  The Prince Sakura Tower (Shinagawa,Tokyo)
  W GauagZhou Fei Ultra Lounge (China)
  Roppongi Hills Residence Renovation (Roppongi,Tokyo)
  Sheshan Golf Club (China)
   
2012 LE SALON JACQUES BORIE (Shinjyuku, Tokyo)
  LOUNGE by francfranc (Aoyama, Tokyo)
  HUIS TEN BOSCH (Nagasaki)
  PALACE HOTEL TOKYO Wadakura (Marunouchi, Tokyo)
  6th by ORIENTAL HOTEL (Marunouchi, Tokyo)
  CHINA ROUGE (Macau)
   
2011 KAWABUN (Nagoya, Aichi)
  Sushi SORA - Mandarin Oriental Tokyo (Nihonbashi, Tokyo)
  BAUMKUCHEN Café (Futakotamagawa)
  Vegetable Sushi Potager (Roppongi, Tokyo)
   
2010 HAKUZA (Nihonbashi, Tokyo)
  Ginza Mitsukoshi Man's Floor (Ginza, Tokyo)
  ORIENTAL HOTEL (Kobe, Hyogo)
  NAMBA DAiNiNG MAiSON - TAKASHIMAYA OSAKA (Namba, Osaka)
   
2009 HIRAKAWACHO MORI TOWER RESIDENCE (Hirakawacho, Tokyo)
  LA BOUTIQUE de Joel Robuchon (Marunouchi, Tokyo)
   
2008 HOTEL ARC RICHE TOYOHASHI (Toyohashi, Aichi)
  P.C.A. Pub Cardinal Akasaka (Akasaka, Tokyo)
  HEARTLAND - renewal (Roppongi, Tokyo)
  CRESCENT SHIN-KAWASAKI EXE (Kawasakai, Kanagawa)
   
2007 KITCHEN - Steak Restaurant in Grand Lisboa Hotel (Macau,China)
  THE LUIGANS SPA & RESORT (Higashi-ku, Fukuoka)
  Shin-Marunouchi Bldg (Marunouchi, Tokyo)
   
2006 YOSHIMURA (Itabashi, Tokyo)
  THE HOTEL JUBAN (Azabujuban, Tokyo)
   
2005 MANDARIN ORIENTAL TOKYO - Main dining (Nihonbashi, Tokyo)
  P.C.M. Pub Cardinal Marunouchi (Marunouchi, Tokyo)

Selected Awards

2018 Asia Pacific Property Awards/ Five Star Award: Otemachi Park Building, Park Lounge
  Asia Pacific Property Award/ Five Star Award: SUGALABO
   
2017 Andrew Martin Interior Award: Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa
   
2015 NDF award : FIRST CLASS LOUNGE (Tokyo International Airport)
  The International Hotel & Property Awards : Toranomon HOP
   
2014 JCD award : W-HOTEL Gauagzhou Fei Ultra Lounge
  The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards : W-HOTEL Gauagzhou Fei Ultra Lounge
  The International Hotel & Property Awards : W-HOTEL Gauagzhou Fei Ultra Lounge
   
2013 APIDA (Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards) : W-HOTEL Gauagzhou Fei Ultra Lounge
  APIDA (Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards) : PALACE HOTEL Wadakura
  DFA award : W-HOTEL Gauagzhou Fei Ultra Lounge
   
2011 Andrew Martin Design award : ORIENTAL HOTEL
  APIDA (Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards) : Sushi SORA
   
2007 DDA award : Shinmaru Building
   
2006 JCD award : MANDARIN ORIENTAL TOKYO

Exhibitions

2012 TOKYO DESIGNER'S WEEK
2008 FURO project at MILANO SALONE
2007 6sense at shinjuku OZONE