Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Riki Watanabe ("RW") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.
RW : 2009, Industrial Designer, BA, Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo/Japan.2009-2012,Designer, design and construction office Tokyo/Japan 2013-2014, Designer,NOMURA Co., Ltd Tokyo/Japan 2014-2015,Designer, Puddle Inc. Tokyo/Japan 2015-2019,Designer, JOKE.Inc. Tokyo/Japan
RW : Destiny
RW : I chose to become a designer of my own accord.
RW : I would like to do a design that looks like a sunset. We believe that it is universal that people's emotions are moved by watching the sunset. I want my designs to appeal to emotions, no matter what they are.
RW : Young designers should be flexible and curious about a lot of things. And we should cultivate an eye and a thought that doesn't overlook any trivialities.
RW : It is a matter of being able to understand people's feelings, and then being able to create something that surpasses their imagination.
RW : I think that a good design is one that is not only beautiful in appearance, but also has excellent function and is inherited and evolved.
RW : If it's a product, I'd like to design a prosthetic limb or prosthetic foot. I'd like to design a church or shrine.
RW : I cherish the unexpected misunderstandings. I think many people don't even bother to look at it because it's just a misperception and a bit of a brain bug. However, I have found that there are many hints to create new and beautiful things. I call it a bug design.
RW : Shiro Kuramata, Joe Hisaishi
RW : Umbrella stand was designed by Shiro Kuramata.
RW : Continue thinking
RW : Traveller or Archaeologist
RW : The way to live life.
RW : Best friends
RW : The spirit to succeed.
RW : Stereotype
RW : Designers should feel confident in your work and present it. Don't forget to thank the people and the team for their support.
RW : hospital
RW : Go down in history.
RW : ・ChibaNewTown Ladies Clinic ・Bean toBar Lounge by Dandelion Chocolate,
RW : I think design is going to shift in the direction of creating a way of thinking and a culture, rather than just creating something that you can see.
RW : It depends on the project.
RW : It depends on the project.
RW : Imagination encircles the world.
RW : design
RW : 3DCAD, illustrator, Photoshop, Procreate
RW : It's both a spice and a main.
RW : My buddy
RW : In Praise of Shadows
RW : Always challenging
RW : Sen no Rikyu, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Nobunaga Oda,
RW : Becoming famous is hard road, but it's worth the challenge. I believe that I was able to win the award as a result of doing the things in front of me with integrity, always looking ahead and never giving up.
RW : I listen to music that matches the design to motivate me.
RW : When I was a kid, I didn't think about it.
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