RICO Spanish Dining

Lead DesignerAiji Inoue
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

Designs associate with the cities of Spain. We changed the designs for each area. Common concept is ”Tradicional e Imprevisto” which is, “tradition and unpredictable”. And the ratio is ”tradition 8:unpredictable2”. We decided this rule (the ratio), and have achieved a successful outcome. Each city in Spain presents a different face. We actually visited Spain and brought back our inspiration to form these designs. If we should call these designs original, we have prepared the following story to create each area. That is, “By observing tradition from generation to generation, will preserve the tradition and at the same time will generate the owner’s avocation and identity. And this new usage will bring other unexpected arranges”.
We were able to make a sense of unity in spite of creating various scenes in one restaurant. By connecting the exotic feelings from the originals and our present moment designs lead to this success.


Aiji Inoue, after graduating from Meiji University, Department of Architecture
in 2001, he worked as an interior architect for 11 years at a famous
Japanese design studio.
In 2011, he established "Doyle Collection co. ltd.", Tokyo based,
and is the current CEO of this company.
He has been creating numbers of highly evaluated projects.
Special feature of his work is not a scene but sequence.
In just a year, his career expanded from Japan to Asia and Europe. Aiji Inoue’s work is been widely praised for the method of utilizing
unpredictable and unique material combinations.

Awards and Prize

2017 Firm of the Year(AAP)/ Winner(Small Firm, Commercial and Industrial Interior Design)
American Architecture Prize 2017/ Winner(Commercial Interior Design)
German Design Award 2018/ Winner(Excellent Communications Design)
A' Design Awards 2017/ Golden Winner(Interior Design)
American Architecture Prize 2016/ Bronze(Hospitality Interior Design)
7th Annual International Design Awards/ Silver x 2project(Interior Design)