Ryu Asada

1978 – 2021

He was one of us. He was the best of us. But from that flame, a hundred thousand sparks are lit.

Road & Track Magazine

A fascination towards die-cast toy cars that started during Grade 1 ultimately steered my life aspirations into the physical sciences.

Ryu’s passion, care, and persistence that he carried throughout his numerous designs inspire and encourage me on my creative and academic adventures.

To learn that the artful designer and automotive artisan behind many of my own prized collections started off with a degree in physics makes me feel an even deeper appreciation, of the path through which I have come, and of the future into which I will construct my own legacy.

Rest In Peace, Asada San.