Olivia Shih and Yoshihito Kashiwagi established Facet Studio in Sydney in 2008. From its humble origins renovating a Thai restaurant to its more recent retail designs, office fitouts, residential and commercial buildings, Facet Studio’s activity has extended beyond Australia into Japan, China and France. This led to the establishment last year of an office in Osaka, Japan, to better care for the studio’s Asian clients while still designing and managing from the Sydney office. With a keen sensitivity to local context and cultural differences, Facet Studio continues to produce meaningful designs that are both rich and exciting.
Projects shortlisted in IDEA 2012:
Connect Sydney (Workplace under 1000sqm)
M House (International Project)
Uchi Lounge (Hospitality)