• Nov.2023

    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.


  • Aug.2023

    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!

  • Apr.2023

    Morinomachi Plaza WONSETO FOODHALL appeared in the February 2023 issue of Shotenkenchiku.

  • Apr.2023

    Photos of "MORINOMACHI PLAZA WONSETO FOODHALL" have been added on "WORKS" pages.

  • Feb.2023

    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.  



  • Dec.2022

    Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei was awarded SDA Award 2022"Toshihiro Takahashi' prize" for Special Jury Awards.

    SDA Award "Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei"

  • Dec.2022

    TOYOBO Building was awarded SDA Award 2022 Prizes “Bronze” .

    SDA Award "TOYOBO Building"

  • Dec.2022

    Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei was awarded SDA Award 2022 Prizes “Bronze” .

    SDA Award "Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei"

  • Nov.2022

    TOYOBO Building was awarded KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2022 Prizes “Silver” for Office space.


  • Nov.2022

    Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei was awarded KUKAN DESIGN AWARD 2022 Prizes “Bronze” for Service/ Hospitality space.

    KUKAN DESIGN AWARD "Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei"

  • Oct.2022

    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

    15:4016:30, Thursday, October 27



  • Sep.2022

    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.

  • Jun.2022

    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)

  • Jun.2022

    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

  • Jun.2022

    July issue of PEN magazine

    A feature article about RENS’ Ryutaro Matsuura was published in the abovementioned magazine and can be found on pages 144-145.

    We hope you will enjoy it.


  • May.2022

    BAMBOO EXPO 17 talk session

    Ryutaro Matsuura of RENS is participating in a talk session.

    Talk session: Yohei Akao (Strickland)
    × Aiji Inoue (Doyle Collection)
    × Ryutaro Matsuura (RENS, NOMURA)

                Moderator: Makoto Oikawa (BAMBOO MEDIA)                             

    Date & time: 4:00 – 5:50 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2022

    Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center Hamamatsucho-kan 2F (1-7-1 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

  • Apr.2022

    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

  • Apr.2022

    DEPARTURES, Japanese edition, published in March

    Exclusive interview with Ryutaro Matsuura of RENS was published.

    DEPARTURES is a magazine sent to approximately 150,000 American Express Platinum Card members.

  • Apr.2022

    ELLE DECOR, April 2022 issue (on sale March 7, 2022)

    The Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei, whose entire interior RENS handled, was featured.

    Ryutaro Matsuura was introduced along with an overview of the hotel.


  • Apr.2022

    MEN’S Precious, March 2022 issue

    The Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei, whose entire interior RENS handled, was featured.

    Ryutaro Matsuura was introduced along with an overview of the hotel.


  • Apr.2022

    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

  • Mar.2022

    Photos of "HOTEL OKURA KYOTO OKAZAKI BETTEI" have been added on "WORKS" pages.

  • Feb.2022

    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

  • Jan.2022

    Photos of "ARABESQUE" have been added on "WORKS" pages.

  • Jan.2022

    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-

  • Dec.2021

    Hotel Okura Kyoto Okazaki Bettei, for which RENS was in charge of interior design, will open on January 20, 2022 (Thursday).

    hotel  Website

    Press release

  • Aug.2021

    Fukuoka Airport’s Ramen Runway appeared in the August 2021 issue of Shotenkenchiku

  • Mar.2021

    “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

  • Mar.2021

    ITADAKIMASU appeared in the March 2021 issue of Shotenkenchiku

  • Sep.2020

    Jojoen Shinjuku Odakyu Halc Store appeared on the design site BAMBOO MEDIA

  • Aug.2020

    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

  • Apr.2020

    April 2020 special feature in KJ: Ryutaro Matsuura, 32 pages (published March 15, 2020)

  • Oct.2019

    Contribution to Real, Virtual, Space Design, a DSA 60th anniversary publication

  • Oct.2019

    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

  • Sep.2019

    “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”

  • May.2019

    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

  • Feb.2019

    Kojima Dental Clinic appeared in the February 2019 issue of Shotenkenchiku

  • Dec.2018

    Three works appeared in Dental Space Design, a special issue of Shotenkenchiku
    ・Kojima Dental Clinic
    ・white essence Taipei
    ・Tsutsui Dental Clinic
    ・Designer profile 

  • Oct.2018

    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)

  • Oct.2018

    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

  • Aug.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.

  • Aug.2018

    Preview before the opening of ITADAKIMASU food hall, August 2018 issue of Shotenkenchiku
    Section: “Food Halls Innovating and Scaling Up” industry segment special feature

  • Jul.2018

    Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity, Panasonic Museum, July 2018 issue of Shotenkenchiku
    Interview appeared in the FOCUS section

  • Jul.2018

    Article on Fukuoka Airport’s the foodtimes
    Interview appeared in Commercial Space Lighting, Vol. 3, a special issue of Shotenkenchiku

  • Jan.2018

    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

  • Nov.2017

    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

  • Aug.2017

    Coto Ciel and an interview published on the WWD Japan website

  • Aug.2017

    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

  • Apr.2017

    Fukuoka Airport’s the foodtimes and an interview appeared in the April issue of Shotenkenchiku

  • Jan.2017

    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.

  • Sep.2016

    IZA appeared in the September 2016 issue of Shotenkenchiku

  • May.2015

    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

  • Jan.2015

    Koizumi Lighting Operation Studio (KLOS)
    Good Design Award, 2015 Good Design Awards

  • Nov.2014

    4:00 p.m., November 19, 2014
    Presentation at the Japan Home & Building Show 2015, Tokyo Big Sight

  • Oct.2014

    Ryutaro Matsuura, instructor for vol. 1 of the DSA Communication Seminar 2014
    October 22, 2014

  • Jun.2014

    Luccallena appeared in Powershop 4, a separate issue of Netherlands’ Frame magazine

  • Jun.2014

    Japanese Restaurant Nakanoshima appeared in the June 2014 issue of Shotenkenchiku

  • May.2014

    white essence Shinjuku Takashimaya appeared in the May 2014 issue of Shotenkenchiku

  • May.2014

    The following appeared in the May 2014 issue of Shotenkenchiku
    ・white essence Takashima
    ・KLOS—Koizumi Lighting Operation Studio
    ・Tsutsui Dental Clinic Festival Tower

  • Mar.2014

    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カレンダー/entry-571.html/

  • Jan.2014

    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

  • Oct.2013

    Japanese Restaurant Nakanoshima appeared on BAMBOO MEDIA日本料理-なかのしま/

  • Oct.2013

    KLOS—Koizumi Lighting Operation Studio appeared on BAMBOO MEDIAコイズミ照明オペレーションスタジオ/

  • Oct.2013

    Luccallena appeared in the October 2013 issue of Shotenkenchiku

  • Sep.2013

    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.

  • Sep.2013

    Dining & Bar Aiju appears on p. 16 of Stylish Restaurants Ⅱ, published in Hong Kong
    Publisher: Mingyue International (Hong Kong) Publication Group

  • Aug.2013

    white essence Taipei appeared in the August 2013 issue of Shotenkenchiku

  • Nov.2012

    Best Designers, JCD Kansai Designers Access 2012
    Received the Grand Prix award (given to designers under 40).

  • Sep.2012

    The following 2 works appeared in the September 2012 issue of Shotenkenchiku
    ・Dining & Bar Aiju, Rihga Royal Gran Okinawa
    ・Henri Charpentier, Kobe Daimaru Store

  • Aug.2012

    Interview on interior design education theory appeared in the August 2012 issue of Shotenkenchiku

  • Feb.2012

    white essence Ginza appeared in Dental Clinic Design, published by Shotenkenchiku

  • Jan.2012

    The following 2 works appeared in the January 2012 issue of Shotenkenchiku
    ・Hankyu MEN’S TOKYO
    ・All Day Dining REMONE

  • Dec.2011

    Interview appeared in the December 15, 2011 edition of Senken Shimbun fashion newspaper

  • Feb.2011

    JCD/DAIKO symposium series
    East Gathering Tokyo 2011
    Various Design, Various Value
    February 15
    Tsubaki Salon (Ginza COREDO)
    Symposium and talk session with Ryutaro Matsuura, Taisuke Kamigaichi, and Shigeki Hattori

  • Oct.2010

    Theresienthal appeared in the October 2011 issue of Shotenkenchiku

  • Sep.2010

    Kagaya Hakataten appeared in the September 2011 issue of Shotenkenchiku

  • Sep.2010

    F.CLIO Ginza appeared in the September 2010 issue of Shotenkenchiku