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About Koichiro Ikebuchi : Koichiro Ikebuchi was born in Osaka in 1965. After obtaining a degree in architecture in Osaka, he moved to Singapore. With several years of extensive experience in interior design work, Ikebuchi started his own practice in Singapore and Osaka in 1996, where he is also a design consultant for a Japanese lighting company.
In 2004, Koichiro Ikebuchi set up the current company, atelier ikebuchi pte ltd.

Koichiro Ikebuchi has also participated in a number of international competitions for his design work and received international awards. Such as Diamond International Award by De Beers, Design Award by Saporiti Italia, President’s Design Award Singapore, etc.

In 1999 - 2000, Koichiro Ikebuchi exhibited his own furniture collection during the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

As an interior designer, Koichiro Ikebuchi has also completed projects in other countries across Asia, Middle East and Oceania.

His projects ranges from hotel to luxury residences.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Design and art are not equal.
Art should be totally free.
Free expression of thinking, willing, sighting, seeing, imagining.
Design will be born from constraint, intention.
Design can be superior when considered with aesthetic in mind.

ORGANIZATION:
atelier ikebuchi

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Artist, painter Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
1988, the Architecture Department of The Faculty of Engineering,
Osaka Institute of Technology, OSAKA/JAPAN

EXPERIENCE:
2004-2017, Design Principal, atelier ikebuchi pte ltd, SINGAPORE/SINGAPORE

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2000, "Luce e Life", Salone Del Mobile, MILANO/ITALY
2001, Salone Del Mobile, MILANO/ITALY
2001, Four Seasons Hotel, SINGAPORE/SINGAPORE

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2000, "Mostre Di Sperimentazione E Ricerca", Abitare IL Tempo, With Fratelli Campana and others, VERONA/ITALY.
2014, National Design Centre, With Industry Plus, SINGAPORE/SINGAPORE.

AWARDS:
1990, First Prize, Design Saporiti Italia, TOKYO/JAPAN.
1992, Grand Prize, Diamond International Award by De Beers, LONDON/UK.
1994, Grand Prize, Jewelry Creative Contest, TOKYO/JAPAN.
1994, Design Prize, Jewelry Creative Contest, TOKYO/JAPAN.
1994, Design Winner, Luggage International Competition, TOKYO/JAPAN.
2009, Designer of The Year, President’s Design Award, SINGAPORE/SINGAPORE.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2001 , "FRAME" , Abitare , page 130 , June , MILAN/ITALY.
2001 , "Private Residence in Hong Kong" , INTERNI , page 212-217 , April , MILAN/ITALY.
2004 , Uma Ubud Hotel Bali" , Wallpaper , page 250 , October, LONDON/UK.
2009, "The Westminster Terrace" , http://www.scmp.com/article/699062/koichiro-ikebuc
hi , December , CHINA.
2009, "PRESIDENT'S DESIGN AWARD" , https://www.designsingapore.org/pda/award-recipien
ts/2009/koichiro-ikebuchi , SINGAPORE/SINGAPORE.
2010, "The Westminster Terrace" , http://www.squarefoot.com.hk/section/magazine-104-
design-of-the-times/, December , HONG KONG/HONG KONG.
2010, "NAHM Restaurant" , http://www.sleepermagazine.co.uk/News/616628/koich
iro_ikebuchi_designs_nahm_restaurant_at_the_metrop
olitan_bangkok.html , BANGKOK/THAILAND.
2011, "NAHM Restaurant" , http://surfaceasiamag.com/read-news-7-17-167-nahm.
surfaceasia.magz#.UN2jxo4rzo4 , BANGKOK/THAILAND.
2012, "NAHM RESTAURANT" , http://www.comohotels.com/travel-and-media/press-r
eleases/nahm-bangkok-has-been-voted-one-world’s-
50-best-restaurants , BANGKOK/THAILAND.
2015, IH&P AWARD,
http://thedesignsoc.com/designer-profile-koichiro-
ikebuchi-atelier-ikebuchi-pte-ltd/ , LONDON/UK.
2016 , "The Pavilia Hill" , MONOCLE , pages 052-053 , June , LONDON/UK.
2017 , "COMO SHAMBALA ESTATE BALI' , http://www.comohotels.com/comoshambhalaestate/acco
mmodation/como-suite-umabona , BALI/INDONESIA.

BOOKS:
2005 , "Hip Hotels Orient", 256 pages , Thames & Hudson, Herbert Ypma , LONDON/UK , ISBN0500285136.
2005 , "LIVING IN BALI" , 200 pages , TASCHEN , Angelika Taschen , COLOGNE/GERMANY , ISBN3822846007.
2005 , "Asian Style Hotels" , 240 pages , PERIPLUS , Kim Inglis , SINGAPORE/SINGAPORE , ISBN0794601723.
2007 , "AOKI Restaurant" , Asian Bar and Restaurant Design" , 255 pages , TUTTLE , Kim Inglis and Masano Kawana , SINGAPORE/SINGAPORE , ISBN
9780794604073
2016 , President's Design Award Singapore A Decade of Design Excellence, 275 pages , URA , The Design Singapore Council , SINGAPORE/SINGAPORE , ISBN9789810985776.

ACCOLADES:
2009, Designer of The Year, President’s Design Award, SINGAPORE/SINGAPORE.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Japanese, Native
English, Intermediate

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Vectorworks, Advanced
Photoshop, Advanced
Adobe Illusrator, Advanced

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2013, INSIDE Festival 2013, Marina Bay Sands / Singapore

HOBBIES:
movie, coffee & cigar, new places, objects

CLIENTELE:
2004, Wing Tai Holdings Ltd, Designed for Draycott 8 Residence, Club House, Singapore.
2008, COMO Hotels & Resorts, Designed for COMO Shambhala Estate Hotels & Resorts, Bali, Indonesia.
2009, Wing Tai Holdings Ltd, Designed for Belle Vue Residence, Condominium & Club House, Singapore.
2009, Club 21 (Thailand), Designed for Club 21 Men, Boutique, Bangkok, Thailand.
2009, Asia Standard Group Ltd, Designed for The Westminster Terrace, Condominium & Club House, Hong Kong.
2010, COMO Hotels & Resorts, Designed for COMO Metropolitan Bangkok, Hotel, Thailand.
2010, Asia Standard Hotel Group, Designed for Empire Hotel Wanchai , Hong Kong.
2010, PT. Api Metra Graha, Designed for Energy Penthouse, Corporate Suite, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2011, Cub 21, Designed for Club 21B, Boutique, Singapore.
2014, COMO Hotels & Resorts, Designed for Maalifushi by COMO, Hotels & Resorts, Maldives.
2014, COMO Hotels & Resorts, Designed for COMO Uma Ubud, Hotels & Resorts, Bali, Indonesia.
2014, Grosvenor Group Ltd, Designed for The Westminster Roppongi, Roppongi ,Tokyo , Japan.
2016, Kids 21 (Thailand), Designed for Kids 21, Boutique, EmQuarter, Thailand.
2016, New World Development, Designed for The Pavilia Hill, Condominium & Club House, Hong Kong.

WEB SITE:
www.ikebuchi.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.ikebuchi.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-02-27 08:39:39

COUNTRY:
Singapore

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Koichiro Ikebuchi


Lin Low Table

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2017
Koichiro Ikebuchi for Industry+
The Pavilia Hill Club House For Residential

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2017
Atelier Ikebuchi for New World Development Company Limited

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