Design brings poetry and grace to how we live life and interact with our environment. Wilson Ishihara strives to create solutions that are thoughtful and thorough, without extraneous elements. Our projects rely on collaboration with our clients and respect for the artisans that are critical to the finished, realized project. Every design is hand crafted to meet the unique challenges that is at the core of every project.
Wilson Ishihara is based in the Bay Area, and will engage in any project that demands a unique solution. Our range is restaurants, boutique hotels, retail, commercial interiors and residential.
Yoko Ishihara, Partner NCIDQ
Yoko weaves concept and context into graceful, inspired environments for her clients. She takes the time to listen to and embrace her clients' needs to inform essential design direction. As a design partner, Yoko is clear, concise and her priority is to create a beautiful, meaningful space.
Originally from Japan, she greatly admires the design principles rooted in her native culture: the art of craftsmanship and striving for perfection.
Prior to partnering with Mark, Yoko directed teams of international design firm and completing wide ranges of projects from hotel, restaurants to commercial projects for over 20 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from University of Cincinnati.
Mark Wilson, Partner
Mark's passion is being on a job site working out details with the team; from this, he brings an understanding of spatial relationship, materiality and exacting details. His collaborative process cultivates successful project delivery and client relationship. He believes every project requires a unique approach and questions conventional assumptions.
In addition to design work, he has over 10 years of restaurant experience that demands a highly functional solution from all restaurant projects.
Prior to partnering with Yoko, Mark was Studio Director at an international design firm, traveling and completing many global projects. Mark earned his Bachelors of Arts from the University of Massachusetts and has over 20 years of design experience ranging from residential to hospitality projects.