Born in 1962 in Aichi Prefecture, Japanese interior and product designer Hashimoto Yukio established his Tokyo-based studio in 1996. 10 years after graduating from Aichi Prefectural University of Arts where he studied Design. Currently he lectures at Tokyo Polytechnic University, Aichi Prefectural University of Arts and Tokyo University of the Arts.
Hashimoto Yukio has a very diverse project portfolio, ranging from private restaurants, through offices, retail and commercial spaces, hospitality, restaurants and cafes, to clinics and banquets. Hashimoto Yukio’s philosophy, focusing on designing ambience instead the material, allows him to create timeless and harmonious yet quite minimalistic interiors, where the finest details are brought to our attention by a subtle play of light.
Recognised mostly in Japan, among his works we can find such diamonds as Oto-Oto Restaurant (Shinjuku-Tokyo), Beams House (Marunouchi-Tokyo), Suikyou-tei (Ginza-Tokyo), Billboard Live Club (Roppongi-Tokyo), The Peninsula in Tokyo (Hibiya-Tokyo), Silk Palace (Taipei-Taiwan), Hilton Niseko Village (Niseko-Hokkaido), Chikusenso (Zao-Miyagi), SUPER CRAFT TREE (Tokyo Sky Tree) or Hotel Intercontinental in Osaka (Umeda-Osaka). He released also his own collection of home accessories, furniture and lighting.
His work was appreciated in multiple awards: Nashop Lighting Design Contest Best Award, JCD Best Award, 9th Space Design Competition Silver Award, 16th Takashimaya Art Award, Perspective Award of Excellence Award, DFA gold award or IES Illumination Award of Distinction.