Emmanuelle Moreaux is a French architect living and practicing in Tokyo, Japan. She and her firm, Emmanuelle Moreaux Architecture + Design, have gained international recognition for their innovative installations. These deceivingly simplistic works of art explore colour and the emotions they evoke. Both contemporary and traditional elements of Japanese culture influence Moreaux’s use of colour – from neon street signs to elaborate sliding screens. Her firm has created installations for the likes of Uniqlo, Issey Miyake and Sugamo Shinkin Bank.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of her company, Moreaux has been working on “100 Colors” – a series of installations appering throughout Toyko. “I use colors as three-dimensional elements, like layers, in order to create spaces, not as a finishing touch applied to surfaces. These two elements (colors and layers), inspired by Tokyo, are the basis of my design,” says Moreaux. This gifted designer reminds us just how uplifting and inspirational colour can be.