ABOUT US

REIKO OKAMOTO

Born in Tokyo, Japan. Graduated from Musashino Art University.
After employment with Noritake Company, became a member of staff of Super Potato headed by interior designer Takashi Sugimoto,
working on tableware and furnishing design, plate presentation and menu development for restaurant projects including Shunju.

CAREER

1998
Launches lighting fixture collection HIZUKI with Marcia Iwatate
2003
Establishes MAREI Ltd. with Marcia Iwatate
Tableware design for ICHII restaurant
Concept development+creative direction and tableware design for SHUNPUBANRI restaurant
2004
Concept development+creative direction and tableware design for SOKYU restaurant
2005 -
Contracted by Green Wise Co. Ltd. for concept development+creative direction for organic restaurant ASTANA GARDEN
Creative Director for TAMA AGRI NET, a network of produce farms in the Tama region of ASTANA GARDEN
2006
Collaborate on tableware design with architect Jean-Marie Massaud for Human Nature Massaud exhibition at Time & Style
MINGLEWARE exhibition at Time & Style
RED LINE series selected by the Louvre Museum shop in Paris
2006 -
Concept development+creative direction for furniture collection ARTI
2007
ARTI launch
2008
Tableware design for The Westin Chosun Hotel SUSHI CHO
2010
Tableware direction and design for THE CAPITOL HOTEL TOKYU
2011
Tableware selection for VECCHIA E NUOVO
2011
Tableware selection for The Westin Chosun Hotel THE NINTH GATE GRILLE
Tableware selection for The Westin Chosun Hotel THE CIRCLE
VMD Design for The Westin Chosun Hotel PAYARD BOUTIQUE
Show plate design, Tableware selection for The Westin Chosun Hotel
ONE, Wedding/BQ Tabletop Program
2012
Tableware selection for SSG Food Market THE MENAGERIE
Tableware design for SSG Food Market HOMURAN
Tableware selection for SSG Food Market GRAMERCY HALL
2013 -
Asummed the post as a instructor of Musashino Art University, Art and Craft
2014
Concept development+creative direction for JAJU (Garosugil, Seoul)
2014
Tableware direction and design for Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum CAFÉ DU PALAIS
2015
Product concept and design direction for the tableware series 'eat sweet'
2016
Buffet counter display and tableware direction for Keio Plaza Hotel Premier Grand
Club Lounge
2017
Product concept and design direction for the tableware series 'mug for all'
2017
Concept and display direction for Noritake Company Exhibition Booth
@ The 45th International Hotel Restaurant Show
2017
Tableware selection for HOMURAN rice, tea & bamboo
@ Shinsegae Department Store Main Branch

AWARDS

2001
HIZUKI MINIATURE [Good Design Award] sponsored by Japanese Industrial Design Promotion Organization
2002
HIZUKI MINIATURE [100 Japanese Products] sponsored by Casa Brutus magazine
2004
HIZUKI MINIATURE [100 Japanese Contemporary Designs] sponsored by The Japan Foundation
2007
HANA "International Design Yearbook 2007" published by Lawrence King
2017
eat sweet [iF Design Award 2017]

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2006
Young Asian Designers, Daab (Germany)
2007
Comfort No. 95
2008
Pen No. 217