Conceptual design for a renovation project of a hotel in Okinawa, Japan. "The hotel was designed to be loved by the locals, but also to make full use of the potential of the original building. The entrance, lit by a skylight, gives the visitors an intriguing feeling. The guest rooms have been designed without unnecessary decorations in mind so that guests can spend their time in a relaxed atmosphere. The lounge and restaurant are versatile and can be used by non-guests. Riki Watanabe aimed to create designs that will be long loved by users and clients.
Bio With a focus on interior design, Riki Watanabe work spans across a wide range of professional fields such as creative direction and branding. Utilizing the knowledge and multifaceted perspectives that we have cultivated through designing commercial spaces, hospitality spaces, exhibitions, products, and other genres, we design in consideration of the way places should be, the experiences that can be gained there, and the flow of time.