Hashimoto Yukio has a simple design philosophy. His focus is on the ambiance, not the material. This allows his minimalist vision to create serene interiors, which expose their finer details with subtle plays of light and shadow. The much celebrated designer has also completed projects in restaurants and in office, retail and commercial applications. His modern interpretation of traditional materials and techniques, like the urushi lacquer used for a basin, lends historical context to contemporary projects.