InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8
PrizeFinalists in Decorate (interior)
CompanyNIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD
ArtistKenichiro Toi/Chief Director
Design TeamKenichiro Toi/Chief Director, Noriko Kasori/Senior Designer, Kohei Hashiguchi/Senior Designer, Akihiro Sugano/Designer
CreditHiroyuki Oki [Blue Hours]
The hotel is located in a wonderful spot that evokes history and a sense of the sea on 3 sides for a sense of being afloat. The key phrase is "Bon Voyage” with a design theme of “floating” that brings to mind sea breezes, the ocean’s surface, sunlight, flickering gas lamps, and charming street illumination of the area. Images of sailing ships, the abundant use of wood, cloth, and nautical design elements scattered throughout all deliver an overall design that conveys the feeling of a sea voyage to all the five senses.
Bio We are proud to be the largest-scale design firm in Japan without a construction or sales department, and our designers and creators with their rich individuality have been involved in various projects both in Japan and overseas. Our mission is to be the design partner that brings form to the dreams and ideas of our clients. With diverse individual skills and the team power born from their fusion, meeting high-level demands is our strength, for both hospitality design where creative sensibility is required and office design with its logical layout.