COLORFULL Design, founded in 2011, is a young and lively design company. Headquartered in Shanghai, COLORFULL runs branch offices in both Fukuoka (Japan) and Qingdao (China). Our projects are located in cities all over China and Japan.
We operate our own co-working brand named “COLORFULL WORK”, which serves as a business incubator and sharing platform for the design industry.
In recent years, we fulfilled many architectural and interior design projects, including PHILIPS Asia Pacific head office, Daning Music Plaza, Daning Central Plaza, Nanjing Aqua City Renovation, G-ART RUI PARK, and Panasonic Design Kyoto.
We are an international team composed of interesting designers from different cultures. The core team has industry experience of over 15 years.
Our team would handle projects from the conceptual design to the coordination on construction site. Doing professional design services as the core, we also provide comprehensive services of planning, operation and construction.
We are young and lively, but also experienced in respective fields; we share the same enthusiasm for design, but also have our own unique ideas.
Every member of the team is our most precious source of creativity.
“什么是我们设计？”What is our design ?
给生活不断注入新鲜元素，通过将日常生活的某个局部或者细节“非日常化”(混入新事物)来获得更丰富的体验，营造出优美且富有人情味的生态空间，将个性化的设计作品呈献给业主，以此来实现“创新生活 LIFE INNOVATION”。
We organically integrate Chinese and Japanese cultures in our design, offering our clients with localized design of ingenuity.
We respect the objective conditions of the environment, technology and economy, and pursue the individuality based on rationality.
We pursue creativity, marketability and sociality in our design, which makes our works distinctive, merchantable, and cultural.
By infusing fresh elements into our life, we are trying to make life “non-daily” so that we can gain richer experiences from it, to create beautiful and personalized spaces for clients, and to ultimately achieve “LIFE INNOVATION”
We take “LIFE INNOVATION” as our corporate culture, which means to create a future, unknown and desirable lifestyle.
We are committed to making PLAY, WORK, and LIVE more fulfilling and fun.
With our international vision, inspiring design concepts, wise choices of business strategies, and outstanding sense of aesthetics, we transform the clients’ imagination into rational reality, and finally create a desirable future for the society, enterprises and individuals.
Sunny Zhao, who worked for a well-known Japanese architectural design firm for 8 years, specializes in design and research of creative parks, headquarter office buildings and commercial complexes. Mr. Zhao participated in projects including No.8 Bridge, Four Seasons Avenue, Daning Central Plaza Phase II, and Suzhou Zhongrun Center, having accumulated a wealth of work experience.
In 2011, with his dream of establishing an open and professional design platform, Mr. Zhao founded Shanghai Yujing Architectural Design Company, and has directed the architecture and interior design of PHILIPS’s headquarter in Asia Pacific, Daning Music Plaza, Daning Central Plaza Phase III, G-ART RUI PARK, etc. in recent years.
Alone with the rapid development of sharing economy, Mr. Zhao came up with the idea of establishing a co-working space for the vertical industrial chains of design, in which the design companies of graphics, advertising, architecture, interior, lighting, soft decorations, etc., will be gathered. In this case, more and more co-operation opportunities will be provided among the industries, which will greatly improve work efficiency. Therefore, in 2017, Mr. Zhao, as a co-founder, founded a co-working brand named “COLORFULL WORK”. The brand quickly became an incubator and sharing platform for design industry.
As more and more excellent design partners at home and abroad has joined, the company is growing steadily. Mr. Zhao is now focusing more on the management of the company and of large-scale projects, in hope of leading the team to a bright future through unremitting persistence and hard work.
小野 良介 RYO ONO
Co-founder / Creative Director / First-class Architect
After working at design companies in Japan for many years, Mr. Ono came to Shanghai in 2004, and worked at a Japanese architectural design company for over a decade. Particularly interested in creative parks and commercial complexes, Mr. Ono played important roles in many projects, including No.8 Bridge, Panasonic Design Kyoto, SVA Office Park, AQUA City, White Magnolia Plaza at North Bund, and Xingfuli. Since 2012, Mr. Ono is keenly interested in “sharing economy”, and he started to do detailed and comprehensive investigations about “co-working space”. Later, he joined COLORFULL DESIGN as a partner and the creative director. In the concept of “life innovation”, Mr. Ono has designed a co-working space brand named “COLORFULL WORK” to provide people with comfortable and well-designed working space. COLORFULL WORK is now being successfully operated. Meanwhile, Mr. Ono attempts to combine economic approaches, such as “marketing” and “branding”, with designing. By paying close attention to the subtle changes in the city, he keeps searching for ideal work patterns and life styles.
在设计中信奉“感性需求、理性设计”，既对生活充满热情和感悟，也坚持执着思辨和精心安排，期望设计作品中有一气呵成的触动心灵的感动和震撼！ Having worked for a well-known large-scale design consulting group and a famous Japanese design firm for many years, Mr. Xu specializes in the design of public buildings and high-end real estate projects.Mr.xu has rich experience in the design of urban renewal projects such as creative parks and old city renovation.He has participated and hosted the design of many projects throughout the country, such as Shanghai No.8 Bridge, Shanghai North Hongqiao Fashion Industrial Park, Nanjing Creative Central Cultural Industrial Park, Nanjing Jiangguang Creative Art Workshop, Nanjing Liuchuang Park, Xi’an Old Steel Mill Creative Park, Wuhan Hanyang Steel Mill Creative Park, Tianjin C18 World’s Window Creative Park. At the same time, there are many excellent works in the design of office, education, medical and commercial buildings.
In his design, Mr. Xu follows the creed of “demanding sensitively, designing rationally”.Which means not only to cherish passion for and contemplation about life, but also to insist on persistent critical thinking and elaborate arrangement, hoping that the design works will have a touch of the soul!
Graduated from the department of architecture design, Mr. Zhang has been engaged in relative work all along. With his enthusiasm about architecture design, he accumulated a lot of work experience and started his career at COLORFULL. He’s been the main designer of many projects, including Headquarters of Yaskawa and Ninghui Assets Management Company, Innovation Galaxy, Factory Renovation on Hutai Rd., and PHILIPS’s Headquarter in Asia Pacific. Moreover, Mr. Zhang’s also involved in interior design of many offices, residences, and commercial buildings. Mr. Zhang believes that design is needed everywhere in our daily life, and a good design should not only “look good”, but also “embody humanity and culture”.
Having been specializing in interior design for over two decades, Lily is skilled in design of office spaces, and professional in image design of shopping malls, real estate sales, and retail terminals. Lily believes that the core of design is to create. A designer needs to be well equipped with a broad cultural perspective and a rich fund of knowledge so that he or she can solve problems wisely.
在日本取得硕士学位后，在国内日本某知名设计事务所工作多年，主要参与“创意园”、“商业综合体”的建筑及内装设计（八号桥＋，base徐家汇大厦，锦和集团总部办公楼，上海世博博物馆改造，西安汉华城商业综合体，SoftBank苏州等）。作为“八号桥＋”的主创设计师、获得了LEED for Core & Shell、美居奖等奖项。在SoftBank苏州项目中，兼任项目负责人和主创设计师，在国际竞赛中被选为一等奖、执行设计师。
After getting a master’s degree in Japan, Mr. Abei worked at Kenji Mantani Studio and West Mountain Architects for around five years, specializing in architecture and interior design of creative parks and commercial complexes. He participated in projects like No.8 Bridge+, Base Plaza in Xujiahui, headquarter of Jinhe Group, the renovation of Shanghai World Expo Museum, Xi’an Hanhua Commercial Complex, Suzhou Softbank. Mr. Abei won LEED for Core & Shell Award and MEIJU Award as the chief designer of No.8 Bridge+, and first prize in international competition as the project leader and chief designer of Suzhou Softbank.