Uzabase Wins iF DESIGN AWARD 2024 for Its Tokyo Office Design


Uzabase Wins iF DESIGN AWARD 2024 for Its Tokyo Office Design

Uzabase, Inc. (hereafter “Uzabase”) has been named a winner of iF DESIGN AWARD 2024 in the Interior Architecture discipline, Office Interiors, for its Tokyo headquarters’ office design.

The iF DESIGN AWARD is an annual renowned design competition, organized by the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH. This year, Uzabase competed against almost 11,000 entries submitted from 72 countries and regions in hopes of receiving the seal of quality.

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Design Statement

Uzabase believes in the power of business information, providing services such as business intelligence platform SPEEDA and social business media NewsPicks. This is why we situated our new office in the Daimaru-Yu area, a central hub of Japan’s economy just a step from the Tokyo Station. Considering the work environment post-Covid, we redefined the office as a space where “real experiences” take place rather than just work gets done, and designed it based on three core values: Collaborative, Inspiring, and Iconic. Offering a space for a variety of business people to interact, we aim to realize our Purpose: “Awaken a world of play in business, with our insights.”

▼Office Introduction Movie

▼Award Details

Uzabase, Inc.

Uzabase, Inc. / PARTY Inc. / Nikken Sekkei Ltd / SOLSO

Comment from Irena Inumaru, Creative Director, Corporate Design Team, Uzabase Inc.
With our Tokyo office design, we set on a challenging mission of rendering the brand of Uzabase into a tangible, inspiring office space in partnership with PARTY, Nikken Sekkei, SOLSO, Mitsubishi Estate, Seiwa Business, and our dedicated internal project team. Our combined passion fueled an invaluable journey of co-creation. As a result, we have successfully captured the unique essence of Uzabase’s Purpose and values, far beyond the reach of conventional brand elements like logos and corporate websites.

Since 1954, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for excellent design. The iF Design brand is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. It honors design achievements in all disciplines: product, packaging, communication and service design, architecture and interior architecture as well as professional concept, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI). All award-winning entries are featured on

Uzabase, Inc. (Corporate PR)

About Uzabase
The Purpose of Uzabase is “Awaken a world of play in business, with our insights.” Since its establishment in 2008, Uzabase has leveraged its business data infrastructure to plan, develop, operate, and deliver multiple services. These include Speeda, a business intelligence platform focused on accelerating business agility, and NewsPicks, one of the largest social business media outlets in Japan.
Company Overview
Company Name: Uzabase,Inc. Date of establishment: April 1, 2008 Representatives: Co-CEOs Yusuke Inagaki / Taira Sakuma Address: Mitsubishi Building, 2-5-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, 100-0005, Japan