Kentaro Ishihara specializes in product design, bringing his unique expertise to the creation of custom fixtures for a multitude of projects. Since joining the firm in 2001, Kentaro has been involved with many of the firm’s seminal developments including the iconic Top of the Rock, the SoHo Vera Wang boutique, and the David Yurman flagship in NYC; collaborations with DIFFA and Swarovski; and an award-winning furniture line for Janus et Cie. Kentaro also worked on NU, Gabellini Sheppard’s award-winning product collaboration with Nero Cucine.
Kentaro has previously worked at industrial design studio Readymade Projects, led by industrial designer Stephen Burks, and BUILT NY. Kentaro studied product and textile design at Parsons School of Design where he developed methods of self-structured fabric material. His work has been featured in prominent exhibitions, including shows at the Guggenheim and Storm King Art Center.