Interview with Shunichiro Ninomiya

Winner of Architecture Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Shunichiro Ninomiya shares insights


Interview with Shunichiro Ninomiya at Saturday 5th of May 2018:

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
SN : I studied architecture at "Osaka University of Arts." He studied under several architects including "Kitagawa Atsushi" and so on.

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
SN : Because I liked making it.

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
SN : I am designing architecture and interior design.

DL: What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
SN : There are many and it does not understand.

DL: What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
SN : The secret is a secret.

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
SN : There are many.

DL: If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?
SN : Yakitori shop.

DL: What are you currently working on that you are especially excited about?
SN : Of course. I am always excited.

DL: How long does it take you to finalize a design project?
SN : It is various.

DL: When you have a new design project, where do you start?
SN : analysis.

DL: What is your life motto as a designer?
SN : Simple, functional and beautiful thing.

DL: Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?
SN : I will set it in the short term, but do not set it in the long term.

DL: What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?
SN : DraftSight,SketchUp.

DL: Who is your ideal design partner? Do you believe in co-design?
SN : My wife.

DL: Which people you interacted had the most influence on your design?
SN : George Lucas,Tadao Ando,Shin Tkakamatsu,Atsushi Kitagawara,Teiichi Takahashi,Kazuyo Sejima,Carlo Scarpa,Mies van der Rohe,Le Corbusier,Antoni Gaudí.Luis Barragan,Rem Koolhaas,

DL: Irrelative of time and space, who you would want to meet, talk and discuss with?
SN : There are many.

DL: How do you feel about all the awards and recognition you had, is it hard to be famous?
SN : I am very pleased with the awards and recognition. I am not famous yet so I do not know.

DL: What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?
SN : My favorite colors are white, black, gray, red, yellow, blue. My favorite foods are yakitori and ramen. Favorite seasons are spring and autumn.

DL: When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?
SN : It was uncertain.