Ryu Kosaka/ NOMURA Co., Ltd./ A.N.D. Born in Tokyo in 1960, Ryu Kosaka is a graduate of the Musashino Art University’s architecture department. He joined Nomura Co., Ltd in 1986 and is currently the executive creative director of the Commercial Facilities Division and the head of A.N.D., Aoyama Nomura Design. His work includes the Main Dining Room of Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, the JAL Sakura Lounge at Haneda International Airport and the internationally acclaimed W Guangzhou FEI Ultra Lounge in China for which he became the first Japanese national to be awarded Best Bar at the prestigious Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. He has designed a luxurious residence from architecture to interior and the world-first Louis Vuitton Café and restaurant recently.