above> kyoto-based artist kohei nawa’s molecular white bubbles bring your eye skyward in the lobby.
the interior design concept for the hotel was ‘the address to the sky.’ wind, light, and other phenomena of nature are embraced through 389 pieces of art.
though conrad osaka boasts impressive views of the downtown cityscape, the real draw of the hotel is light, stunning visual art, and architectural elements. the space itself is situated on the 33rd to 40th floors of osaka’s newest skyscraper, festival tower west. the sleek 164-room conrad osaka is bathed in tones of silver and walnut, with a few eye-catching pops of red and white. the pillar-free areas let natural daylight and dusk seep in through its double-tall floor-to-ceiling windows during the day drifting to artificially evoked evening lighting.
the interior design, is a collaboration with designer yukio hashimoto and nikken space design. world-renown lighting design firm worktecht was called in and specified soraa lighting. “lighting could bring the corresponding special atmosphere and perception to immerse people in,” said atsushi kaneda, founder and designer of worktecht.
above> yukio hashimoto articulates the design theme of the hotel
soraa lighting was founded on breakthrough nobel prize-winning led technology and has been designing simply perfect light since 2008. known for their full-spectrum lamps that provide unparalleled color rendering ability, and introducing violet into their leds replacing traditional blue, to mimic daylight and create a more natural white light that is human-centric and creates a more serene atmosphere – no matter the time of day. soraa lighting is used in art galleries, world class museums, and luxury retail stores around the globe.