Motoki Ishii

Motoki Ishii is a lighting designer born October 15, 1938 in Japan.

She works on a wide range of light, from urban lighting to architectural lighting, including light performance.

In 1962, she graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts. From 1965 to 1967 she worked in lighting design offices in Finland and Germany. 

She returned to Japan in 1968 and founded her own design office "Motoko Ishii Lighting Design Inc".

In 1975, she was in charge of lighting design for the Osaka World Expo and the International Oceans Exhibition.

In the 1980s, she was involved in the lighting design of several large projects. Three major events for which she was responsible for lighting: the 1985 Tsukuba International Exhibition, the Yokohama Festival of Lights, and for the Japan Flora 2000.

Motoko Ishii designed the lighting for the cities of Osaka, Hakodate, Himeji and Kurashiki, and Shirakawa. Its lighting of the Tokyo Tower in 1989 earned it international notoriety.

His other major projects included the Osaka and Himeji Castles, the Akashi Strait and the Yokohama Bay Bridges, the Heisei Building of the Tokyo National Museum, the Gifu World Freshwater Aquarium, the Tokyo Station, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower and Ebisu Garden Place.

In 2009, she designed the lighting for the Elisabeth Bridge in Budapest, Hungary.

In 2018, she met the Eiffel Tower in light. Motoko Ishii associated the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America award for the Light Fantasy Electricity Pavilion at the International Garden and Greenery Exposition in Osaka in 1990, and again for the Rainbow Bridge in 1994. Motoko Ishii is a pioneer in lighting design. It has a great notoriety in Japan but also in the whole world.

Rainbow Bridge - Tokyo

Word Financial Center - Shanghai
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