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Christopher Brooks

Executive Officer, New Business Division General Manager

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Master in Architecture
He has experience in retail, office and residential design in the United States, Japan and Asia. Some of his projects are the restaurant ADD in Marco Polo Hotel Hong Kong, Deckers Japan Headquarters and Bandai Namco Studio Headquarters. The project `adidas Japan Headquarters Office & Showroom` won the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2015.


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Kenji Muro

Executive Officer of the Asia Pacific Division, Vice President & Design Director

In 2012, he managed the floor expansion of Ginza Mitsukoshi. In 2014, he was involved in the concept plan and schematic design of Chengdu Tairan Global Times Centre Shopping Mall (China) and in the planning of Chengdu Xin Qin Tai Project. He was also responsible for the renovation of Beijing Han Guang Department Store. In 2015, he was responsible for the Dalian Shangri-la Hotel. He is doing business development in Bangkok and Thailand.


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Akira Kajiwara

Executive Officer, New Business Division & Large Development Division

He is specialized in design planning for large-scale department stores and shopping centers. He was responsible for the renovation of the Umeda Hankyu Department Flagship Store. The project was awarded the Asia Pacific Property Award. Currently, he is involved in the supervision of residential projects.


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Yukio Ishiyama

Executive Officer & Chief Architect, Garde Italy

Certified Architect in Italy
One of his projects, Emporium concept shop in Baku (Azerbaijan), won the Best Retail Interior in the International Property Awards in 2011. He is responsible for the design of brand stores in Milan and interior design for restaurants. In 2014, he was responsible for the project SUSHI B, a Japanese restaurant with fusion cuisine located in Brera district, the heart of Milan.


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Soichiro Matsuda

Senior Designer, New Business Division & International Design Division

Registered Architect, Interior Planner
In 2005, he was responsible for the project of Barney's New York in Ginza (Tokyo). After that, he was responsible for the renovation of Barney's New York in Kobe, Fukuoka, Shinjuku and Yokohama, contributing to Barney's space design. He is an interior designer with an extensive experience in retail and residential design.


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Masayasu Suzuki

Vice President, Garde USA

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
He joined Garde after working as a Creative Director for the construction of the Universal Studios in Japan. He is specialized in theme parks and residential projects. He has been responsible for several projects in Japan, US and South-East Asia such as 40/40 Club Jay Z in Macao and Far East Department Store in Taiwan.


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Wataru Ishikawa

Senior Director, New Business International Design Division

Registered Architect
He joined Garde after working in Italy. In 2008, he was responsible for the project Granduo Kamata. He designed Atre Akihabara and directed the environmental design of a bridal facility. In 2014, he successfully directed the renovation of Doota shopping center in Seoul, Korea. He is also responsible for the FFE coordination for residential projects.


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Yoshikuni Onodera

Senior Director, Asia Pacific Business Division

After directing the renovation of Tobu Department Store in Ikebukuro, he was responsible for the design direction of Shanghai PuJiang OMALL in China. In 2015, he worked at the design direction of ShenYang ShangPin Department Store. He is responsible for the business development to China.


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Masashi Kagawa

New Business Sector, Large Development Division, Design Development Division

He is responsible for hotel and other hospitality design projects. Recently, he has been involved in large-scale commercial developments and residential projects such as SKYZ TOWER & GARDEN. He was responsible for the design of common areas of BAYS TOWER & GARDEN by Alan Chan that will open in 2017.


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Yukata Yamamoto

Chief Designer, New Business Division, International Design Division

He was responsible for the design and supervision of luxury lady's clothes zone during the renewal of Umeda Hankyu Department Store. He has experience designing large-scale shopping centers such as Ginza Mitsukoshi where he designed the 3F floor. In 2014, he was responsible for the overall concept design of the shopping center Doota in Seoul.


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Masahito Kamekawa

Chief Designer, New Business Division, International Design Division

Registered Architect
He is specialized in the design for large-scale shopping centers and amenity spaces. He was responsible for the schematic design and environmental design of Umeda Hankyu Department Store. He is involved in several large-scale shopping center projects abroad such as Joy City in Beijing and in Shanghai.


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Joungbae Lee

Chief Designer, New Business Division, International Design Division

He has experience in large-scale shopping center design for domestic projects and oversea. He has also experience in F&B and office design especially in Korea, China, Hong Kong.


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Shunji Sakuta

Core Business, Brand Division, Chief Architect

He is mainly responsible for overseas luxury brand stores. He has worked as a local architect for Gucci Aoyama Flagship Store, and as a Chief Architect for Kobe Daimaru store. He was the Chief Design Architect for JIMMY CHOO store in Kobe.


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Toru Yokomatsu

Core Business, Brand Division, Chief Architect

He has worked as local architect for several projects, such as DOLCE & GABBANA store in Omotesando Hills and BOTTEGA VENETA store in Ginza. From 2007, he has worked on the re-branding of the store concept for TASAKI and the material development.


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Kyoko Takano

Core Business, Brand Division, Chief Architect

She has worked as a local architect for luxury brand stores and in-shop stores inside department stores, such as BOTTEGA VENETA and SEE BY CHLOE. She has also designed large-scale boutiques, such as the SAINT LAURENT stores.


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Keikoku Takei

Asia Pacific Division, Chief Designer

He studied interior design in the United States. He was responsible for the Tokyo Sky Tree project and for the select shop P + that was awarded the Asia-Pacific Property Award in the Retail Category. He was involved in the retail facilities inside the VIP Lounge and Office Club House project in Guangzhou and in the renovation of a department store in Beijing.


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Arata Saito

Asia Pacific Division, Chief Designer

Certified Architect
He participated to the renewal of Tasaki store in Ginza as Assistant Designer. He designed the food court and delicatessen for 'City Super' project in Hong Kong. He also designed the restaurant floor of SHUIWAN 1979, the office environmental design and residence showroom.


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Miho Okubo

Core Business, Brand Division, Interior Designer

NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification)
As a local architect, she has been responsible for several luxury brand stores becoming the point of contact of the brand in Japan. Some of her projects are DECKERS JAPAN G.K. Ebisu Showroom and UGG AUSTRALIA Flagship Store in Shibuya.


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Seiko Inoue

New Business, Large Development Division, Designer

She worked in an architectural firm in Milan and participated to the development of the train station in Reggio Emilia, Italy. After coming back to Japan, she was involved in the design of hotels, restaurants, public facilities and FFE. She was responsible for the concept design and schematic design of COMFORT ZONE Shin Marunouchi Bldg and Keio Department Store LaLaport Fujimi.


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Yuka Tsuchiya

Core Business, Brand Division, Architect

She worked as a local architect for overseas brands. Some of her projects are VALENTINO Seibu in Ikebukuro and Kobe, JIMMY CHOO Fukuoka Iwataya, Daimaru Department Store in Kyoto and DIESEL LaLaport Tachikawa


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Masahiro Kato

Core Business, Brand Division, Architect

He is mainly involved in design projects for apparel and cosmetics brands, such as the stores of GUERLAIN, L`OCCITANE and Brioni.


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Yurika Shibue

Core Business, Brand Division, Designer

In 2010, she was responsible for L'OCCITANE project. In 2012, as a local architect she was responsible for GRAFF and other projects. She proposed the concept design and environmental design for ISETAN HANEDA STORES LADIES taking in advantage women's sensibility.


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Takahiko Sato

New Business, Large Development Division, Designer

He was involved in the project for the expansion of Ginza Mitsukoshi and the design for Tobu Department Store. He participated to the design and supervision of the common areas for Brillia Ariake City Tower. He is now expanding his expertise to areas of residential design and supervision.


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Hiroki Niimi

Core Business, Brand Division, Architect

He is involved in several projects from the conception time, from CG renderings to planning and design. Some of his projects are: Numero 21's store in Omotesando, TAG Heuer in Hiroshima, FAURE LE PAGE in Hankyu Department Store in Umeda, COLE HAAN in Shinjuku Isetan and LaLaport Tokyo Bay.


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Yukiyo Izuta

Core Business, Brand Division, Architect

Since 2014, she has worked as a local architect in the design of boutiques and stores inside the department stores. Some of her projects are: BOUCHERON's boutique in Ginza, several in-shop stores in the department stores, Melvita's stores and Pomellato store in Yokohama Takashimaya.


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Yasunori Fujikawa

Core Business, Brand Division, Assistant Architect

From 2015, he has worked as a local architect for the following projects: L'OCCITANE Wing Takanawa, Melvita Lumine in Yurakucho, CHAUMET in Nagoya Takashimaya and other retail stores. He is now involved in design supervision.


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Kim HyunAh

New Business Division, International Design Division, Assistant designer

From 2012, she has been responsible for several projects, such as Burberry Men's Matsuzakaya Ueno store and Guerlain Takashimaya Kyoto store as Assistant Designer. She was involved in the renovation of the large shopping center Doota in Seoul, Korea.


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Izumi Ishikawa

Core Business, Brand Division, Assistant Designer

She has been involved in the creation of the graphic pattern for the original decoration design of Tobu Department Store in Ikebukuro and Chifure Cosmetics Hiroshima store. She has been also involved in the design and approval with the headquarter office for PANDORA Yokohama Landmark Tower store.


CORPORATE PROFILE

Company Name
Garde Co., Ltd

Headquarters
5-2-1 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062, Japan

Founded
April 1985

Capital
JPY 80 million

Chairman
Katsunao Suzuki

President
Takeshi Fuwa

Employees
98

Member of
American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan
Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Italy
Overseas Fashion Brand Association
The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
Taiwan Council of Shopping Centers

Register
First Degree Architect Office No. 45736
Special Construction License, Interior Finish, No.83715 in Japan




OFFICES

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HISTORY

1985 Apr
Established GARDE 21 in Tokyo

1990 Sep
Opened Osaka Office

1991 Jul
Started publishing “Tensojouhou”, a specialized book on interior design trends in Japan

1995
The company name changed from Garde 21 to GARDE U・S・P

1995 May
Established G.H.A. Design Co., Ltd. in Tokyo

1997 Jun
Opened Design Office in Milan

1997 Sep
Opened Design Office in New York

1998 May
Won the Visual Merchandising and Store Design (VM+SD) award for International Store Interior Design

1999 Apr
Established GARDE USA

2001 Apr
Established GARDE Italy

2006 Sep
Opened Los Angeles Office

2009 Feb
Opened Paris Office

2009 Feb
Opened Singapore Office

2010 Apr
Won 3 awards for Best Interior Design at The Asia-Pacific Property Awards 2010 in association with Bloomberg Television

2011
Opened Hong Kong Office

2012
Won 2 awards for Best Interior Design at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2011

2015
Won 3 awards for Best Interior Design at the Asia-Pacific Property Awards 2012 in association with Bloomberg Television