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Tetsuya Matsumoto Designs

Tetsuya Matsumoto Designs

Today's featured designer is Tetsuya Matsumoto. Tetsuya Matsumoto is the creator of iconic designs such as The Cutting Edge, Origami Ark and Kawaii : Cute.

We had the rare opportunity to interview the exalted designer Tetsuya Matsumoto who was recently announced as the Designer of the Day by the A' Design Award and Competition. Tetsuya Matsumoto is the creator of iconic designs such as The Cutting Edge, Origami Ark and Kawaii : Cute. We got exclusive answers to our questions about Tetsuya Matsumoto designs and design philosophy.
Tetsuya Matsumoto, how did you become a designer? Tetsuya Matsumoto : I think that was a natural process, since my family has some artistic background. After finishing high-school, I integrated Osaka University of arts, and graduated from the department of architecture....Tetsuya Matsumoto, what are your priorities, technique and style when designing? Tetsuya Matsumoto : Simplicity of the design, being budget friendly, aesthetically impressive, but most importantly being perfectly functional. My first priority is to respond to the clients business strategy and his requirements....
Tetsuya Matsumoto Designs
Tetsuya Matsumoto, which emotions do you feel when designing? Tetsuya Matsumoto : It’s a very hard thing to explain since it actually depends on the case. Every project has its own specificities, and so does the design process, and so does the emotions....Tetsuya Matsumoto, what particular aspects of your background shaped you as a designer? Tetsuya Matsumoto : My grand father was a painter, my father is a martial arts master, and so I grew in a family where many members are related to arts, or design, or are related in a way or other to art and beauty. This put me since my younger years into the field....
Tetsuya Matsumoto, what is your growth path? what are your future plans? what is your dream design project? Tetsuya Matsumoto : As a space designer, for both interior and architectural projects I of course look forward to more projects, probably bigger in size, or have more budget and more challenges. I want to keep working on the commercial field, but of course I welcome any project that is challenging....
Tetsuya Matsumoto Designs
Tetsuya Matsumoto, what are your advices to designers who are at the beginning of their career? Tetsuya Matsumoto : I think I would say think about design all the time, but think outside the box....Tetsuya Matsumoto, you are truly successful as a designer, what do you suggest to fellow designers, artists and architects? Tetsuya Matsumoto : I would say thinking outside the box. Of course, the key is functionality conjugated to aesthetics. And for this matter thinking outside the box is one way of achieving it....
Tetsuya Matsumoto, what is your day to day look like? Tetsuya Matsumoto : I spend most of my day in the office, except when I am on building site or have a meeting outside of it. Most of the time I am working on my designs until late hours. When back home and after spending some time with my family, I still go to my special room to listen to music or produce it, and most likely also think about my designs....
Tetsuya Matsumoto Designs
Tetsuya Matsumoto, how do you keep up with latest design trends? to what extent do design trends matter? Tetsuya Matsumoto : I have several subscription to Japanese and international design magazines that I receive in my office. I check all of them to see if there is any interesting designs, but also from the internet, its easier nowadays and more and more designs are being published. Subjectively I don’t follow trends, I have my own vision about design that I try to develop....
Tetsuya Matsumoto, how do you know if a product or project is well designed? how do you define good design? Tetsuya Matsumoto : As I am working on commercial spaces design, it is easy to check if it works or not. The results are here when the customers are loving the projects or becoming a powerful tool for our clients, this is what we call a successful project....
Tetsuya Matsumoto Designs
Tetsuya Matsumoto, how do you decide if your design is ready? Tetsuya Matsumoto : Its never ready. I can work indefinitely on any design. Deadlines and client’s schedules defines the time limit....Tetsuya Matsumoto, what is your biggest design work? Tetsuya Matsumoto : In size, or building area, it might be the Origami Ark, a showroom for Sansho Leather Company which has received a golden A’ Design Awards in the 2015/2016 period. The most influential might be The Cutting Edge Pharmacy that got both Platinum and Gold A’ Design Awards in 2016/2017 period. I am working currently on a much bigger Project in scale....
Tetsuya Matsumoto, who is your favourite designer? Tetsuya Matsumoto : I don’t have an absolute reference. Of course there is many designers I like, Zaha Hadid in instance, or Oscar Niemeyer....Tetsuya Matsumoto, would you tell us a bit about your lifestyle and culture? Tetsuya Matsumoto : I think both my life style and culture are based on design and music. I can say that they are one and the same thing, and they take all of my time and energy....
Tetsuya Matsumoto Designs
Tetsuya Matsumoto, would you tell us more about your work culture and business philosophy? Tetsuya Matsumoto : I work in commercial space design, this implies that my client’s business strategy is the most important point to focus on. My design should materialize this strategy onto space, perfectly functional space. the aesthetic plays a major role as advertisement and creates identity for their businesses....
Tetsuya Matsumoto, what are your philanthropic contributions to society as a designer, artist and architect? Tetsuya Matsumoto : I have designed several Japanese restaurants. And by such I regard my work as a contribution in defining contemporary Japanese style. As architect and interior designer, the spaces we produce affects the daily life of its users, and so we take care of the smallest details to make their daily life a better experience....
Tetsuya Matsumoto Designs
Tetsuya Matsumoto, what positive experiences you had when you attend the a’ design award? Tetsuya Matsumoto : The A’ Design Award Ceremony Gala night was a fantastic occasion to socialize with designers from all fields and from all over the world. Winning the A’ Design Award also impact our company by making our designs trusted by our clients. They know they deal with professional designers who can produce international high quality projects....
Tetsuya Matsumoto, can you tell us more about your company / design studio? Tetsuya Matsumoto : Established in 1976, Matsuya Art Works is a four decades company acting in the architecture, interior design, and construction industries. The company has a wide range of building types in the portfolio, yet specialized in the commercial projects. Matsuya Art Works conduct projects according to the client’s business strategy from its blastoff until the reception of the completed building or interior and even beyond to guarantee a perfect functioning of the business. The KTX archiLAB was founded in 2006 to sustain this activity by producing very high quality designs. This Japanese based company has received several local and international awards for projects conducted both in Japan and in foreign countries....
Tetsuya Matsumoto Designs
Tetsuya Matsumoto, what is "design" for you? Tetsuya Matsumoto : Design is everything; it is just something that I'm constantly thinking about....Tetsuya Matsumoto, what kinds of works do you like designing most? Tetsuya Matsumoto : Whatever, everything is worth designing....Tetsuya Matsumoto, what was the first thing you designed for a company? Tetsuya Matsumoto : A renovation of a driving school....
Tetsuya Matsumoto, what is your favorite material / platform / technology? Tetsuya Matsumoto : We work mostly on the A&A Vector Works software, it allows me to control the designs to the smallest details....Tetsuya Matsumoto, what kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized? Tetsuya Matsumoto : It depends. Every project is unique....
Tetsuya Matsumoto Designs
Tetsuya Matsumoto, how do you think the "design field" is evolving? what is the future of design? Tetsuya Matsumoto : I think nowadays design is, and will be in the future, in a constant competition with the IT field....Tetsuya Matsumoto, from your perspective, what would you say are some positives and negatives of being a designer? Tetsuya Matsumoto : It's fun and tough, tells it all....
Tetsuya Matsumoto, what skills are most important for a designer? Tetsuya Matsumoto : Experience in design. The more you do, the better you get....Tetsuya Matsumoto, designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time? Tetsuya Matsumoto : I just want to know how to do that....
Tetsuya Matsumoto Designs
Tetsuya Matsumoto, what was your most important job experience? Tetsuya Matsumoto : All of the projects were more than important....Tetsuya Matsumoto, who are some of your clients? Tetsuya Matsumoto : We had many recurrent or new clients, for example we have had several projects with Matsuo-Gakuin which is a cram-schools company. We work also with Himeji Daiichi Hospital and several restaurant owners.... Tetsuya Matsumoto, thank you for giving us the opportunity to interview you... To learn more about Tetsuya Matsumoto and check more designs by Tetsuya Matsumoto as well as to see more Tetsuya Matsumoto designs such as The Cutting Edge, Origami Ark, Kawaii : Cute and Pekin Kaku visit
Tetsuya Matsumoto Designs
We hope you enjoyed our interview of Tetsuya Matsumoto. This interview was made possible by the contributions of A' Design Award and Competition - The World's largest and most influential design accolade. A' Design Award is an annual, international design award open to both concept stage and realized works by designers, artists, architects and brands worldwide. A' Design Award and Competition aims to create a public awareness and understanding of good design by promoting the best designers such as Tetsuya Matsumoto and their design works worldwide. Visit to learn more.

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