Fontworks Inc. Tokyo Head Office by Tomohiro Katsuki

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Fontworks Inc. Tokyo

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Head Office

INSPIRATION:
On the there is an initial “C” -shaped desk that is common to keywords such as “Creative and Collaboration” that are necessary for a new office environment. In addition, a large display that is always connected to Creative Lab from Fukuoka is installed in the center of the wall to enable active communication between the two sites in online. At the entrance, there was a stair-shaped bench and display, and a space for casual communication with people outside the company was created while ensuring

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Fontworks Inc. moved its headquarters from Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, to Minato-ku, Tokyo, for the purpose of providing further communication business and expanding our business. Even in the new office, build have set keywords such as "Fusion of analog and digital", “fusion of creative and engineering”, “work while playing”, and “collaboration among employees” so that we can embody “Character More Freely”

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The characters have changed from handdraft typefaces to digital fonts with the times, but both co-exist without changing. Analog and digital, Traditional and new technologies... People change, but the essence does not change. Considers the essence of mankind and expressed office space design from the font.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
ADD:Nisshin Aoyama Building 5F, 3-4 Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, The project design started in Feb 2019 in Fukuoka,Japan and finished in July 2019. Construction started in Tokyo in Aug 2019 and finished in Dec 2019.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
From paper media to the on-screen era, there are also many such as AR / VR. It extends to dimensions. In addition to creating a typeface that is optimal for the environment in which characters are displayed, it is essential to develop technologies that take into account the environment of the customer being used.Even in the new office, Fontworks have set keywords such as "Fusion of analog and digital", “fusion of creative and engineering”, “work while playing”, and “collaboration among employees” so that we can embody “Character More Freely” Made. Will create, nurture and provide free ideas in our natural environment so that Fontworks can continue to provide services that are close to such changes in the environment. MATERIAL LIST 1.Original Color Carpet Tile 2.Concrete PVC & Laminated Sheets 3.Wood PVC 4.PAINT 5.Corian 6.Aluminum Paint &Laminated Sheets 7.Wood Melamine decorative board 8.Artificial greening 9.OSB pattern Original Laminated Sheets 10.Artificial leather fabric 11.BLACK & WHITE Writing Laminated Sheets 12.Steel(BLACK & WHITE Paint) 13.Cork board

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
AREA:Total 431㎡ Located on the 5th floor of the building. Ceiling height:CH2900mm(slab:H4100mm)

TAGS:
Interior, Office, Design ,Font

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
We used various spreadsheet matrices to extract the root of the design. Fusing the past and the present to find out what the future should be. Both conventional and latest are needed, Hybridize them to create a new standard.

CHALLENGE:
In 2018, when Fontworks celebrated our 25th anniversary, have formulated a tag line called “Character More Freely” with all our employees, and have been developing specific business activities over the past year. The fonts that Fontworks have consistently provided since our founding are also evolving at a tremendous speed in the environment in which they are used. From paper media to the on-screen era, there are also many such as AR / VR. It extends to dimensions. In addition to creating a typeface that is optimal for the environment in which characters are displayed, it is essential to develop technologies that take into account the environment of the customer being used. Considering their history and beliefs, it was difficult to give an answer on what the future should be like with their approval.

ADDED DATE:
2020-02-15 08:22:53

TEAM MEMBERS (4) :
1.Tomohiro Katsuki : PRISM DESIGN, 2.Masanori Kobayashi : PRISM DESIGN, 3.Yao Di : PRISM DESIGN and 4.Naoki Ohtake : Design Studio GAKU

IMAGE CREDITS:
All Photo Image : PHOTOGRAPHER,Katsumi Hirabayashi

Visit the following page to learn more: https://www.prismdesign-sh.com/fontworks
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
PRISM DESIGN

PROFILE:
PRISM DESIGN is an international architecture and design studio whose partners have worked for many years in architectural design in various disciplines. These areas of expertise range from interior design, product design, and exhibition design (commercial spaces, hospitality, residential, health and wellness bars, restaurants, retail and office design), to art direction and design consulting for companies operating in the furniture and fashion industries. Our team is composed of a group of creative people from different backgrounds, working together in an ongoing cultural exchange. All work carried out by the Studio is characterized by a strong design identity, the result of assiduous research and creativity. This identity is found throughout all of our work and allows for innovative design and the extension of the parameters of architecture and design. Located in the historic centre of SHANGHAI_CHINA, the studio was founded in 2009 by TOMOHIRO KATSUKI. While the headquarters are still in SHANGHAI, the studio has expanded to include international operations and now has branch in BEIJING_CHINA (2011) and TOKYO_JAPAN (2011) ,HIROSHIMA-FUKUYAMA_JAPAN(2016) . The creative process is akin to a journey, undertaken in close collaboration with the client, creating a strong interaction between people, objects and space. These goals are achieved in agreement with each other and can bring unforeseen results, finding a balance between rational functionality and the emotional realm. Our work obtains its inspiration from continuous research and through multiple artistic influences. Each new project is a source for constant growth and evolution.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Fontworks Inc. Tokyo Head Office by Tomohiro Katsuki is a Nominee in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category.

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Fontworks Inc. Tokyo Head Office by Tomohiro Katsuki is Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2019 - 2020.



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