I wanted to create a professional but comfortable working environment. We moved here last fall, and I love the large windows and the view of beautiful trees outside. This nature outside was a big factor when deciding on this space. Inside, I opted for an open floor plan to maintain a sense of spaciousness and also to encourage a seamless workflow. I keep many plants in the office because they ease the atmosphere. I prefer greenery that aren't overly decorative, so we have more foliage plants rather than cut flowers, like ferns and rubber trees. I enjoy my time spraying the plants with water.
Yes, I usulally go to the flower shop about once a week. Even when I don't buy, I like to drop by just to feel the change of seasons. Sometimes I also get plants as gifts. I love getting a plant that reflects the taste or mood of the person who gave it to me. One gift that left an impression on me was a cherry blossom branch packaged inside a box made of paulownia wood. It was really intriguing.
My goal was to work with the inherent qualities of glass to create an organic and dynamic feel. I wanted to keep the simplicity of a vase, but also make it appealing when it stands on its own. Achieving the desired quality with the unique forms was a great challenge. To create a fresh look with glass, the KINTO product development team and I decided on the cased glass technique. The white base layer inside helps to highlight the surface color gradation and the distinct shape. I think we were able to create a vase that is eye-catching yet chic. Personally I think it goes well with simple flowers or stems with interesting silhouettes.
Established DESIGN STUDIO S in 1994. With a strong focus on industrial design, she is active in a wide range of areas, from designing electronics and healthcare products to acting as creative director for a hotel. She has also published the monograph "Forms within Forms".
Design Studio S