design spirits co. , ltd.


design spirits co. , ltd.
Yuhkichi Kawai

Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, 50250

Yuhkichi Kawai was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1967. He graduated from the Department of Law from Keio University in 1992. Later, he found his lifelong passion towards design, he enrolled Space design in Kuwasawa Design Institute Tokyo, graduated in 1997. He worked in Super Potato co. , ltd., then in 2003 he established his own firm, design spirits co. , ltd. His initial success has begun with Feast Village (2005) in Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which won the Gold, Silver, and Merit Award of MSID (Malaysia Society of Interior Designers, Malaysia) in 2005. Feast Village is one of a must-visit place recommended in Wallpaper* City Guides book. He has won numerous prizes with Beijing Noodle No. 9 (2008) in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, including Grand Prix of Best Store Award (Japan) and Winner of Great Indoor Award (Holland) in 2009. In the same year, The Nautilus Project (2009) in Singapore has been awarded Silver Award of JCD (Japanese Commercial Environment Designers Association Award, Japan). His latest project, Niseko Lookout Café (2010) in Hokkaido, Japan has been awarded as the Winner of Restaurant & Bar Designs Award 2011 (UK). He became a lecturer in Space design at his alma mater, Kuwasawa Design Institute Tokyo in 2011.



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