Ryutaro Matsuura of RENS will be on stage at "Design Talk 2.0" presented by Sky Design Award & Merci Magazine.
Sky Design Awards : Designtalk 2.0
We are delighted to present the epitome of design discourse and innovation - the Sky Design Awards & Merci Magazine present "Design Talk 2.0."
Experience profound insights and perspectives from eminent top leaders and visionary young designers as we take you on a captivating journey into the ever-evolving world of design. Discussion topics include mastering design dynamics for success in RFPs and sustainable business solutions as part of our lineup that aims to illuminate the design horizons. Our discussion will explore the dynamic perspectives shaping hospitality design and how to cultivate a creative mindset for global success. Taking a closer look at Japan and Hong Kong, China, let's put the spotlight on innovations in entertainment design. In addition to transcending boundaries, we will explore minimalist design in residential spaces across cultures. Witness the harmonious fusion of American classicism and Japanese craftsmanship on a grand global scale. We invite you to attend an enlightening symposium that fosters creativity and celebrates the melding of cultures and ideas. The future of creativity will be reshaped by a vibrant exchange of ideas, inspiration, and design excellence.
“Hotel Okura Okazaki Bettei” and “Toyobo Building” were shortlisted for Sky Design Awards 2023.
The public voting phase has begun. Please vote for our projects!
Photos of "MORINOMACHI PLAZA WONSETO FOODHALL" have been added on "WORKS" pages.
JAPAN SHOP 2023
Exhibition of 30 Space Designers Currently in the Spotlight
February 28 ~ March 3
Ryutaro Matsuura from RENS will be exhibiting.
We are looking forward to your visit.
Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei was awarded SDA Award 2022"Toshihiro Takahashi' prize" for Special Jury Awards.
TOYOBO Building was awarded SDA Award 2022 Prizes “Bronze” .
Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei was awarded SDA Award 2022 Prizes “Bronze” .
TOYOBO Building was awarded KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2022 Prizes “Silver” for Office space.
Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei was awarded KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2022 Prizes “Bronze” for Service/ Hospitality space.
Ryutaro Matsuura from RENS will take the stage at the Japan Home & Building Show being held at Tokyo Big Site from Wednesday,
October 26, to Friday, October 28. Please come and join us!
Tokyo Big Site
15:40～16:30, Thursday, October 27
JCD Talk Lounge: Takahashi Tsukiichi #33
Ryutaro Matsuura from RENS will be speaking.
It would be great if you could join us.
Moderator: Masaaki Takahashi
Guest: Ryutaro Matsuura, RENS
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Venue: Tokyo Design Center 5th floor, crafTec Gallery
Time: scheduled for 19:00 – 21:30
Participation fee: 1,000 yen, 40 people on a first-come, first-served basis
Please register using the QR code form.
Takahashi Tsukiichi #33
The Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association (JCD) hosts a talk event,Takahashi Tsukiichi,
that covers diverse and interesting aspects of space design. This time we welcome Ryutaro Matsuura from RENS as our guest.
Ryutaro is one of the front runners leading the next generation of Japanese interior design.
Moderator Masaaki Takahashi will explore Ryutaro’s methods and philosophies.
For more information, please visit the JCD website and access the profile.
Finding Focus and Creating Spaces Open to the Future
An online seminar hosted by DAIKO Electric Co., Ltd. featuring a discussion between RENS’ Ryutaro Matsuura and DAIKO Electric Co., Ltd. TACT’s Takahiro Nishimura will be held from 16:00 to 17:30 on Friday, June 24.
We hope you will be able to watch it.
Capacity is limited to 1000 people (first-come-first-served basis)
Ryutaro Matsuura, a special issue of the July issue of Shoten Kenchiku (Store Architecture), went on sale on June 6.
This is a special issue featuring RENS’s creative director, Ryutaro Matsuura.
It introduces Matsuura’s past works with photos and drawings while presenting his design philosophy.
We hope you will check it out at your local bookstore.
All 29 works + INTERVIEW +COLUMN
BAMBOO EXPO 17 talk session
Ryutaro Matsuura of RENS is participating in a talk session.
〇 Talk session: Yohei Akao (Strickland)
× Aiji Inoue (Doyle Collection)
× Ryutaro Matsuura (RENS, NOMURA)
Moderator: Makoto Oikawa (BAMBOO MEDIA)
〇 Date & time: 4:00 – 5:50 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2022
〇 Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center Hamamatsucho-kan 2F (1-7-1 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
CREA Traveller, issue on sale April 15, Kyoto special feature with an 8-page conversation was published.
“How are long-established companies working in traditional crafts evolving?”
Conversation: Ryutaro Matsuura of RENS × GOON
Discovering traditional crafts through the Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei
Monthly magazine Shoten Kenchiku, March issue
The Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei was featured in a 20-page special feature at the beginning of the issue.
Conversation: Ryutaro Matsuura of RENS × GOON
GOON: Masataka Hosoo of HOSOO, Tatsuyuki Kosuga of Kohchosai Kosuga, Shuji Nakagawa of Nakagawa Mokkougei, Takahiro Yagi of Kaikado, Toru Tsuji of Kanaami-Tsuji, Hosai Matsubayashi XVI of Asahiyaki
Photos of "HOTEL OKURA KYOTO OKAZAKI BETTEI" have been added on "WORKS" pages.
From February 15th to 18th,
the International Hotel & Restaurant Show will be held at Tokyo Big Sight
and RENS Ryutaro Matsuura will come on stage to speak
about Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei.
We look forward to your participation.
Friday, Feb. 18th, 11:10 a.m.
Theme: Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei
Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei, Architect, Takashi Shukuri
Nomura, RENS Creative Director, Ryutaro Matsuura
Photos of "ARABESQUE" have been added on "WORKS" pages.
TV program "HOSOO Hiroshi Kanaya The Way of the Professional "
Ryutaro Matsuura and Nanako Kikuchi of RENS are cooperating in the program filming.
We hope you can watch it.
NHK " The Way of the Professional "
"Spinning tradition, weaving innovation -Weaving craftsman Hiroshi Kanaya-"
Broadcast date: Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 22: 30-
Rebroadcast date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 0:03-
Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei, for which RENS was in charge of interior design, will open on January 20, 2022 (Thursday).
Fukuoka Airport’s Ramen Runway appeared in the August 2021 issue of Shotenkenchiku
“Materials” special feature in the March 2020 issue of monthly magazine Shotenkenchiku
・Jojoen Shinjuku Odakyu Halc Store
・Conversation with Ryutaro Matsuura of NOMURA, Masataka Hosoo, Director of HOSOO, and art director Tadashi Kondo
・Six works by Ryutaro Matsuura in the Materials collection
ITADAKIMASU appeared in the March 2021 issue of Shotenkenchiku
Jojoen Shinjuku Odakyu Halc Store appeared on the design site BAMBOO MEDIA
DAIKO Webinar: “Spatial Design and Light Driving Success”
Live-streamed Zoom seminar held from 4:00–5:30 p.m., Friday, August 28, 2020
Ryutaro Matsuura of RENS, NOMURA and Takahiro Muranishi of DAIKO TACT
April 2020 special feature in KJ: Ryutaro Matsuura, 32 pages (published March 15, 2020)
Contribution to Real, Virtual, Space Design, a DSA 60th anniversary publication
Seminar with ADVAN, Ryutaro Matsuura of NOMURA, and Kenichi Shiota, editor in chief of monthly magazine Shotenkenchiku
・Date & time: Talk session at 5:30–6:40 p.m., Wednesday, October 30, 2019
・Title: Design Methods to Give Spaces Distinctive Character, Starting from Building Materials Selection and Materials Development
・Location: Tokyo showroom of ADVAN Group
“Pursuit of Timeless Store Design” special feature commemorating the 800th issue of Shotenkenchiku, September 2019 issue of Shotenkenchiku
Contributed “Store Design That Impressed Me, and Now”
Council for Discussing the Approaches to Specifying Efforts toward the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansa
Attended the Working Group for Specifying the Implementation Plan of the Expo 2025 Location: Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building
Kojima Dental Clinic appeared in the February 2019 issue of Shotenkenchiku
Three works appeared in Dental Space Design, a special issue of Shotenkenchiku
・Kojima Dental Clinic
・white essence Taipei
・Tsutsui Dental Clinic
LIVING & DESIGN 2018 seminar
“BORDERLESS: Design Transcending Boundaries, and Its Materials”
Ryutaro Matsuura, NOMURA Co., Ltd.
1:30–2:30 p.m., Friday, October 12 (1,000 yen, capacity of 200 people)
One of 10 architects and designers exhibiting in the LIVING & DESIGN special project “20 New Materials”
3 days from Wednesday, October 10 to Friday, October 12, 2018
“Designers’ Roots” interview appeared in the August 2018 issue of Shotenkenchiku
Designers are interviewed about what input feeds their continual creation of new things.
The interviews explore the sources of creativity.
Preview before the opening of ITADAKIMASU food hall, August 2018 issue of Shotenkenchiku
Section: “Food Halls Innovating and Scaling Up” industry segment special feature
Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity, Panasonic Museum, July 2018 issue of Shotenkenchiku
Interview appeared in the FOCUS section
Article on Fukuoka Airport’s the foodtimes
Interview appeared in Commercial Space Lighting, Vol. 3, a special issue of Shotenkenchiku
Roundtable talk appeared in the 2018 New Year issue of Shotenkenchiku
Commercial viability that “bleeds into” the public sphere
Ryutaro Matsuura of NOMURA, Chikara Ohno of sinato, and Noritaka Maeshiro of UDS
7:15–8:45 p.m., Friday, November 17, 2017
Shotenkenchiku seminar 2017
Theme: Originality of Commercial Spaces, Getting Inspiration from Materials
Guests: Ryutaro Matsuura of NOMURA, Keisuke Nakamura of Daikei Mills
Moderator: Kenichi Shiota, editor in chief of monthly magazine Shotenkenchiku
Coto Ciel and an interview published on the WWD Japan website
The following appeared in the August 2017 issue of Shotenkenchiku
・Coto Ciel French restaurant, Hotel Granvia Kyoto
・Conversation with Masataka Hosoo of HOSOO Nishijin-ori weaving manufacturer
Fukuoka Airport’s the foodtimes and an interview appeared in the April issue of Shotenkenchiku
January 2017 issue of Shotenkenchiku
“Thinking about Independence” New Year special feature.
An exploration of phenomena intersecting with independence from interviews with designers and reporting activities.
IZA appeared in the September 2016 issue of Shotenkenchiku
Ryutaro Matsuura is selected as a designer under 40 who is a rising star in Asia in the 40 UNDER 40 Awards sponsored by Perspective, a Hong Kong architecture and design magazine.
Ryutaro Matsuura is the only Japanese person selected among the 40 up-and-coming designers in Asia
Koizumi Lighting Operation Studio (KLOS)
Good Design Award, 2015 Good Design Awards
4:00 p.m., November 19, 2014
Presentation at the Japan Home & Building Show 2015, Tokyo Big Sight
Ryutaro Matsuura, instructor for vol. 1 of the DSA Communication Seminar 2014
October 22, 2014
Luccallena appeared in Powershop 4, a separate issue of Netherlands’ Frame magazine
Japanese Restaurant Nakanoshima appeared in the June 2014 issue of Shotenkenchiku
white essence Shinjuku Takashimaya appeared in the May 2014 issue of Shotenkenchiku
The following appeared in the May 2014 issue of Shotenkenchiku
・white essence Takashima
・KLOS—Koizumi Lighting Operation Studio
・Tsutsui Dental Clinic Festival Tower
Theme: Next Generation
Date & Time: 2:00–3:30 p.m. (registration open at 1:30), Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Location: Tokyo Big Sight
Panelists: Hisaaki Hirawata and Tomohiro Watabe, representative of MOMENT
Takeshi Sano, representative of SweeT
Ryutaro Matsuura, Creative Director, NOMURA
Moderator: Reiji Yamakura, editor in chief of monthly magazine Shotenkenchiku
Interview appeared in the New Year special feature of the January 2014 issue of Shotenkenchik
New Year Special: “Next Generation Store Design”
Interviews with Chikara Ohno, Daiki Ozaki, Masahiro Yoshida, Fumihiko Fujii, Takashi Mitsuhashi, and Ryutaro Matsuura
Japanese Restaurant Nakanoshima appeared on BAMBOO MEDIA
KLOS—Koizumi Lighting Operation Studio appeared on BAMBOO MEDIA
Luccallena appeared in the October 2013 issue of Shotenkenchiku
Received the Silver Prize in the NEST Award (the China International Space Environment Art Design Competition)
The 4th edition of the NEST Award (the China International Space Environment Art Design Competition) was held in Beijing on Saturday, September 28, and NOMURA was awarded the Silver Prize in the Restaurant Space category for its design and execution of Dining and Bar Aiju, Rihga Royal Gran Okinawa.
The Silver Prize is the second most prestigious award after the Gold Prize.
Creative Director Ryutaro Matsuura, who was involved in this design, is the first Japanese person to receive this award.
Dining & Bar Aiju appears on p. 16 of Stylish Restaurants Ⅱ, published in Hong Kong
Publisher: Mingyue International (Hong Kong) Publication Group
white essence Taipei appeared in the August 2013 issue of Shotenkenchiku
Best Designers, JCD Kansai Designers Access 2012
Received the Grand Prix award (given to designers under 40).
The following 2 works appeared in the September 2012 issue of Shotenkenchiku
・Dining & Bar Aiju, Rihga Royal Gran Okinawa
・Henri Charpentier, Kobe Daimaru Store
Interview on interior design education theory appeared in the August 2012 issue of Shotenkenchiku
white essence Ginza appeared in Dental Clinic Design, published by Shotenkenchiku
The following 2 works appeared in the January 2012 issue of Shotenkenchiku
・Hankyu MEN’S TOKYO
・All Day Dining REMONE
Interview appeared in the December 15, 2011 edition of Senken Shimbun fashion newspaper
JCD/DAIKO symposium series
East Gathering Tokyo 2011
Various Design, Various Value
Tsubaki Salon (Ginza COREDO)
Symposium and talk session with Ryutaro Matsuura, Taisuke Kamigaichi, and Shigeki Hattori
Theresienthal appeared in the October 2011 issue of Shotenkenchiku
Kagaya Hakataten appeared in the September 2011 issue of Shotenkenchiku
F.CLIO Ginza appeared in the September 2010 issue of Shotenkenchiku