Author(s): Jo Nagasaka
The evolution of Jo Nagasaka's design process is unveiled in a unique publication about his studio's work. The wide - ranging portfolio of th e Japanese firm Schemata Architects demonstrate s its strengths and inspirational vision . P inpointing the founder's creative spark is what this book is all about. Nagasaka's focus is often drawn to tired, found objects or unused spaces . Th rough investigations to seek modern solutions and pio neering re - purposing techniques , he manages to transform interiors and breath life back into objects . His projects range from large - scale installations and interactive interior environments to smaller - scale products. Revealing insights into his way of work ing, the book highlights new findings about how the designer is able to capture the essence of his thoughts and relate the key aspects of a project in creative and innovative ways. The articles emphasi z e the designer's concepts, giving unique insight into the firm's process from the designer's perspective.
Jo Nagasaka was born in Osaka and brought up in the Chiba prefecture of Japan. He studied architecture at Tokyo University of the Arts and, after graduating, he established the office Schemata Architects. Since 2007, the studio has been based in Tokyo from where an ever-expanding portfolio covers projects such as residential and retail interiors, exhibition stands and art installations, bespoke furniture, hotels and public institutions.