Akito Aiba

Akito Aiba


Designer Akito Aiba was born in Kobe, Japan, and studied Architecture at Tokyo University of Science. While in college, he became interested in lighting, and after graduating, he started working at a lighting design studio in Tokyo. There, he was involved in the conceptualization and programming of the lighting for multiple outdoor installations and lighting-related window displays.

Aiba joined L’Observatoire International in June 2021 and mainly works on projects in Japan, including commercial high-rises and landscapes for Mori Group, Heatherwick Studio, and OMA. Aiba also supports project teams on several international projects and collaborations for landscape, commercial, and residential projects.

Aiba likes to visit places where he can have a bird’s-eye view of the city at night to see the activities and interactions of the people. Using light to enhance and enrich the appeal of places and create special moments in our daily lives is something that appeals to him.

Akito Aiba's projects