As a founder of the BLANK Design, Aki’s talents and abilities in the world of architecture come from years of experience both locally and internationally. With a keen sense for the newest movements and trends in contemporary architecture, Aki brings an edge to BLANK that is unmatched. He has a strong talent for conceptual process and capturing ‘big’ ideas. Aki’s ability to stretch his imagination and critical eye to any size project or budget is almost unbelievable. With his direction sense and critical approach, BLANK continues to turn out projects that are both well designed and well detailed – to an international standard.
- B. Architecture & Engineering
- Registered Architect (Japan)
- Member of JIA (Japan Institute of Architect)
- AIA International Associates
Osamu Tsuchiya joined Blank Creations as a senior designer in 2012. He had an experience in Interior design, display design and product design firm in Japan. Adept at all aspects of the process from developing plans to the all-important final touches.Skilled at steering clients through entire design process to consistently exceed expectations. Known for designs that are highly functional yet inspirational and aesthetically pleasing.
Harumi Isobe joined Blank Creations as a senior designer in 2013 and she is working with diverse clients mainly in restaurant industry. With more than eight years of considerable experience, she believes that great designs should come from great relationships, respect and trust between clients and designers. These lead more comprehensive understanding of clients’ needs and expectations, and successful design cannot be achieved without it. She also believes comfortable space, whether personal or commercial, touches people deeply. Harumi always pays attention to how and what people feel good and bad in order to develop her design skills.
Harumi earned a degree in Interior Design from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. In school day, she was good with her hands, she loved to spend time on craftwork such as model making, product and jewelry designs and so on. In her spare time, Harumi enjoys appreciating nature, collecting antiques and findings, and making handmade objects, especially potteries. Pottery is not just a hobby for her but she is learning enthusiastically to make it part of her lifework besides an interior designer.
Rachel began her career in New York City after graduating from Pratt Institute with a master degree in interior design and a BA in Advertising. With her diverse background, it strengthens her creative thinking and multidisciplinary strategic design. Through the experiences in residential and hospitality design, she has been able to combine her love of design facets, from art and architecture to interior and decorating. Rachel is passionate about designing sophisticated details with materiality and craft in mind, and is equally obsessed with organization and process.