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■ Projects

2022  Urakawa Friend Forest Kindergarten (Urakawa)  Interior and exterior lighting design

2021  Maoi Distillery (Naganuma)  Interior and exterior lighting design

2020  Higashiyama Niseko Village Ritz-Carlton Reserve (Niseko) Exterior lighting design & Interior public areas lighting design development 

2020  NNPR (Hokkaido) Residential lighting design

2020  Hiroshi Itagaki Certified Public Accountant Office (Sapporo) Office lighting design

2020  Goryo House (Furano) Residential lighting design

2020  Hotel BIJIKO (Bibai) Interior and exterior lighting design

2020  Park Hyatt Niseko HANAZONO (Kutchan, Hokkaido) Landscape lighting design

2019  Yu Kiroro (Akaigawa, Yoichi) Facade and landscape lighting design for a resort condominium

2019  BRANCH Sapporo Tsukisamu (Sapporo) Landscape lighting design 

2019  KDDI Evolva Sapporo Center Polaris_Sapporo (Sapporo) Lighting schematic design for an office building, Exterior/entrance

2018  Kamome Nursery School (Zenibako, Otaru) Lighting plan and supervision

2018  B Restaurant & Wine Bar (Tokyo) Lighting design of French restaurant

2018  The 69th Sapporo Snow Festival, Odori 7-chome HBC Sweden Square (Sapporo) Lighting design and supervision

2017  FSMR (Hokkaido) Residential lighting

2017  Sapporo Sakura Beauty Clinic Asahikawa (Asahikawa) Interior lighting design for a clinic

2017  Katayama Tekken (Sapporo) Facade lighting

2017  KAGURA HongKong (HongKong) Interior lighting design for a restaurant, schematic design

2016  Sapporo Sakura Beauty Clinic (Sapporo) Interior lighting design for a clinic

2016  N Grande Building (Sapporo) Facade lighting of commercial building

2015  Escarpment Block 23 (Kutchan, Hokkaido) Resort villa

2015  Jinjayama House (Sapporo) Shop and residence

2015  Chalet Ivy Hotel Annex/ Existing building lighting renovation (Kutchan, Hokkaido) Facade and exterior lighting

2015  Car3219 Showroom (Sapporo) Car showroom

■ Lectures

2024 Landscape Lighting Design of Northern Regions - The Scandinavian Architecture and Design Institute of Japan 

2020- current  Architectural and Urban Space Studies, Engineering Education Program in English, Hokkaido University (Sapporo)

2019-2021  Lights in Cityscape - Hokkaido University, School of Engineering (Architecture)  (Sapporo)

2020  Lighting Designers from Different Areas in Japan, IALD Japan (Online)

2019  Sweden Seminar with Fumi Hotta (Sapporo)

2019  Lunch seminar at AIX Architects (Stockholm, Sweden)

2018  Natural Light and Lighting Culture in Northern Countries - Kyushu Sangyo University (Fukuoka)

2018  Lights in Cityscape - Hokkaido University, School of Engineering (Architecture)  (Sapporo)

2018  Sapporo Snow Festival Lighting - Hokkaido Sweden Society (Sapporo)

2018  Lecture at Fuji Women's University (Ishikari, Hokkaido)

2017  Lecture at Hojskole Sapporo (Sapporo)

2016  Lecture at The Japan Institute of Architects Hokkaido Branch Residence Commitee (Sapporo)

2015  Special lecture at Hokkaido College of Art and Design (Sapporo, Japan)

2014  Enjoy Lights of Sweden and Fika event, planning and seminar (Sapporo, Japan)

2013  Lectures at Louis Poulsen Japan/ JS Trading (Tokyo, Japan)

2013  Intensive Course in Lighting Design, Hokkaido University of Education (Iwamizawa, Japan)

2012  Lecture at The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan Hokkaido Branch (Sapporo, Japan)

2012  Lecture at lighting seminar for Japan Industrial Designers’ Association (Tokyo, Japan)

2016  Sapporo Snow Sculpture Exhibition 2016, Light workshop head and lecturer (Sapporo)

2009  The Church - Winterlights in Telemark (Notodden, Norway)   Exterior lighting workshop with ice and snow

2007  The Street - Lights in Jordbro (Jordbro, Sweden)  Exterior lighting workshop at KTH, streets and parks in a residential area
2007  The Rock Face - Lights in Alingsås (Alingsås, Sweden)  Exterior lighting workshop for rock face and forest

■ Publication

2020 Women in Lighting (Web article)

2020 Illumination for Sapporo Snow Festival - Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan, 2020 No.5

2020 Kindai Kenchiku (Modern Architecture) Jan. issue, BRANCH Sapporo Tsukisamu (credited as lighting designer)

2018 Ljuskultur (Sweden) 05/18 issue, Interviewed article

2018 Modern Living July issue, FSMR (credited as lighting designer)

2016 Hokkaido Shimbun, Art Kaleidoscope, 22 Jan

Also doing article writings for cultural exchange institutes between Japan and Sweden.


■ Exhibitions

2015  Sapporo Design Week 2015, Unit of Life exhibition (Sapporo, Japan)

2008  Light + Building (Frankfurt, Germany) Exhibition at KTH booth, Luminaire “Pirouette”

2005 & 2003  Akari Message (Tokyo, Japan)  Luminaire design for a luminaire exhibition

2002  Hearts of Illumi (Tokyo, Japan)  Luminaire design for a lighting event


While residing in Sweden, Kaori was mainly engaged in lighting design of exterior public spaces for clients from municipalities like City of Stockholm, but also worked with a broad range of projects, such as interior lighting and temporary light installations.


During the period at a lighting design firm in Tokyo she was engaged mainly in interior lighting design such as  brand stores, high-end hotels, condominiums, restaurants and beauty salons in Japan and other East Asian countries.



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