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The Studio

Founded in 2004, utide has created luxurious yet liveable residences in Japan.
We believe that each project has a story to tell.
The story our projects tell is created through in-depth collaboration with each client and our fundamental approach,
“utility + design.” It’s this ethos from which our company “utide” takes its name.
We go beyond interior practices to deliver a completely hands-on service teaming together with architects,
decorators, lighting designers, and landscape designers.
We wholeheartedly believe that our timeless bespoke design should not merge into the uniformity or pander to trends.

Founder

For more than 15 years, I have been fortunate enough to design elegant, sophisticated, and timeless interiors for clients. My background is a fusion of cultures. I was born in Tokyo, raised in New York, and worked in London. My diverse background, personal and professional, and my experience in real estate development and corporate branding have influenced my design approach and perspectives. I can’t thank my clients enough for the opportunities they have given me, which has led to where I am today.

Graduated from
Keio University Faculty of Economics
Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance
(Architecture Urban Design)

GOOD INTERIOR DESIGN IS MORE THAN THE WAY THINGS LOOK,
IT IS ABOUT HOW THE SPACE IS TO BE USED AND ENHANCED BY THE PERSON WHO INHABITS IT.

It is a journey

Your journey starts with us and will continue after you move into your new home. Working intimately with you, and understanding your needs, we ensure that everything is built from your experience, from the initial concept to final handover.

We’ve been in this business for over a decade and a half. Over that time, we’ve worked intimately with our clients to learn and understand their needs and develop relationships built on trust and a mutual understanding.

The most rewarding part of this work is when clients return to us for their second and even third house design projects. Whether it’s building a newlywed apartment for an old client’s son or designing the perfect retirement home for a previous client’s parents, everyone we work with is like family to us.

Your journey starts with us and will continue after you move into your new home.

Services

At utide, we mainly build houses with the following 4 operations as the main axes.

  • Housing Design

    We collaborate with architects to develop new homes from scratch. By collaborating with an architect from the earliest stages, you’ll have input throughout the entire process.

  • Renovation

    We do both total and partial renovations of apartments and houses, depending on the client’s budget and the home’s structural restrictions.

  • Design Consultation

    We can also work as a design advisor to the client. We check the drawings and estimates on behalf of the client and advise on necessary areas to get the best results.

  • Interior Coordination

    We coordinate furnishings, accessories, art, and lighting, both vintage and contemporary, to suit the existing interior.

Contact us

If you would like to work with us on your next project, you can speak to one of the team via the following methods.

15-8-203, Kamiyama, Shibuya Tokyo

The Studio

2004年の設立以来、弊社の名前の由来となったutility+design(=utide)を軸とし、お客様と対話を重ね、ライフスタイルに沿った家づくりを行って参りました。
私たちはインテリアデザインという枠を超え、建築家、照明デザイナー、家具デザイナー、デコレーター、ガーデンデザイナーなどの専門家とチームを組み、トレンドや常識に捉われない、家づくりを行います。

Founder

15年以上にわたり、インテリアを熟知されたお客様の個人邸を幸運にもデザインさせて頂いております。
東京に生まれ、NYで育ち、Londonで仕事をしてきた経歴、マンションデベロッパーや企業のブランディングに携わってきた職歴が、デザイン姿勢に大きな影響を与えてくれております。
そして何よりも、家づくりを通して出会ったお客様との信頼関係が、今のutideを作り、支持され続けている理由だと考え、心から感謝しております。

略歴
慶応義塾大学経済学部卒業
慶応義塾大学大学院政策メディア研究科(AUD)修了
(株)スペース・デザイン勤務
(株)ファーストリテイリング勤務

GOOD INTERIOR DESIGN IS MORE THAN THE WAY THINGS LOOK,
IT IS ABOUT HOW THE SPACE IS TO BE USED AND ENHANCED BY THE PERSON WHO INHABITS IT.

It is a journey

家づくりはお客様との出会いから始まり、お住まい頂いてからも続くと考えております。

デザイン当時、中学生だったお子さんから新居のご依頼を頂いたり、ご両親のお住まいをご自宅近くに作りたいと ご相談頂いたり...

一つのご依頼から続く家族のような暖かな繋がりを、 とても大切にしております。

これからも、最初のコンセプト作りから引渡しまでの時間がスムーズに進み、utideとの家づくりが素晴らしい想い出になるように尽力して参ります。

Services

utideでは主に以下の4つの業務を行っています。

  • Housing Design

    建築家の選定からサポートさせて頂き、ゼロから建築家と一緒に家づくりを行います。インテリアデザイナーと建築家が設計当初からコラボレーションする事で、包括的に考えられたバランスの良い住宅が実現できます。

  • Renovation

    中古のマンションや一戸建てなどのレノベーションは、設計施工を得意とする施工会社さんとチームを組んで行っております。既存再利用できるものは出来る限り取り入れるよう、既存調査を重視しています。

  • Design Consultation

    お客様のアドバイザーとして建築図面・見積を確認し、デザイン上再検討した方が良い点を指摘致します。また、現場打合わせに参加したり、設計者に希望をお伝えしたり、ご要望に応じて家づくりをサポート致します。

  • Interior Coordination

    家具、照明、カーテン、アート等のコーディネートを実施しております。現状のお住まいを拝見し、お客様のご希望を伺った上で、提案から設置まで責任を持って行います。

Contact us

If you would like to work with us on your next project, you can speak to one of the team via the following methods.

15-8-203, Kamiyama, Shibuya Tokyo

LET’S
WORK TOGETHER

We’re always delighted to discuss new collaborations.
Let us help you turn your
dreams into reality.