French architect and designer residing in Tokyo since 1996. She established "emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design" in 2003.
Inspired by the Japanese traditional sliding screens, Emmanuelle has created the concept of “shikiri”, which literally means "dividing (creating) space with colors". She uses colors as three-dimensional elements, like layers, in order to create spaces, and not as a finishing touch applied on surfaces.
Architecture (The Sugamo Shinkin Bank…), interior design (ABC Cooking Studio…), products (stick chair…), she designs a wide range of projects, by using her unique technique of colour scheming and handling colours as space makers.
She won the Tokyo Design Tide “Best Installation Award” in 2005, the “Best Store of The Year” in 2007 and 2008, the Honk-Kong Perspective magazine’s special feature “40 under 40” in 2007 , the “CS Design Prize” in 2009 and the “ International Architecture Award” in 2011.
Associate Professor at the Tohoku University of Art & Design since 2008.
Member of the “Tokyo Society of Architects”.