The brand

Time & Style is the furniture brand of Prestige Japan Inc.

Time & Style designs and produces several kinds of daily life tools, such as furniture, lamps, tableware, and towels.

The design concepts and manufacturing are a contemporary evolution of traditional Japanese craftsmanship, highlighting the long-lasting beauty and solid wood’s tactile qualities.

Showrooms

Japan
• Time & Style Atmosphere – Tokyo
• Time & Style Midtown – Tokyo
• Time & Style Residence – Tokyo
• Time & Style Isetan – Tokyo
• ComfortQ / Time & Style – Osaka

The Netherlands
• Time & Style Amsterdam – Amsterdam

Factory

Time & Style Factory, surrounded by the beautiful forests of Asahikawa, on the northmost island of Hokkaido, carries out all furniture manufacturing processes from log purchasing to lumbering, drying, woodcutting, wood assembly, polishing, and finishing.

The use of machinery is kept to a minimum, and products are manufactured by hand by craftsmen as much as possible, taking time to finish without compromise.

 

Our history timeline

2021

Time & Style ēdition at Milano Design Week 2021 

Time & Style ēdition, the furniture collection result of the partnership between Time & Style and Boffi | DePadova, was presented during the Milano Design Week at the impressive showrooms ē DePadova Santa Cecilia and Boffi Solferino.

Launch the furniture collection, A chair of the tree, a tree of the forest 

Time & Style released its most extensive furniture collection, A chair of the tree, a tree of the forest

A collection of 27 chairs, nine lounge chairs, eight dining tables, six low tables, four cabinets, four shelves, and eight sofas. All of them with a significant number of variations in sizes and materials.

2020

The capsule collection Boffi | DePadova Time & Style ēdition is released in
Milan, London, Paris and New York.

The Time & Style ēdition of furniture for Boffi | De Padova communicates the discreet elegance of traditional Japanese wood craftsmanship through a contemporary lens that emphasizes the timeless quality of each design. The capsule collection, ranging from low tables and chairs in solid wood to light fixtures with shades made from traditional Japanese washi paper, offers an eclectic assortment of contemporary Japanese furniture that pairs harmoniously with the sophisticated living systems from Boffi | De Padova.

Sign partnership with the Italian Brand Boffi | DePadova

Italian interior brand Boffi | DePadova and the Japanese interior brand Time & Style became partners to create the new Boffi | DePadova brand Time & Style ēdition, the first partnership between one of the world’s most recognizable Italian interior brands and a Japanese interior brand to distribute Japanese products around the world.

Open Time & Style Atmosphere in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo

Time & Style Atmosphere consists of 4 floors (including one below ground) and offers a view of the lush garden of the Nezu Museum. It is a space to disseminate Time & Style philosophy and culture from such diverse spaces, whether galleries, shops, or at times salons, and grow these into places where people can gather and create communication. Time & Style Atmosphere plans to hold exhibitions on themes throughout the year, including products, design, and handicrafts.

Time & Style Atmosphere in Minami Aoyama

2019

Exhibite KENGO KUMA EXHIBITION “Furniture that blended into the surroundings” in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

• Exhibition at the MONO JAPAN in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

• Exhibition “Stockholm Furniture Fair” in Sweden

During the visit of  Mr. Roberto Gavazzi, CEO of Boffi | DePadova, to the Time & Style exhibition in the Stockholm Furniture Fair, he realized the potential of Time & Style’s Japanese cultural background and craftsmanship combine with Italian products to create a fresh and sophisticated living space.

• Exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany

2018

• Exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany

• Exhibition ”House Art View”CKR in Roppongi

2017

Open TIME & STYLE in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Time & Style Amsterdam showroom occupies the entire five floors of this historic brick-made building designed by architect Willem Springer and built in 1888. The mixture of the neoclassical and medieval styles – is a symbol of Marnixstraat was designated as a protected historical building of the Netherlands in 2001.

At Time & Style Amsterdam, we mainly exhibit our unique products, including Japanese handmade furniture, lights, tableware, towels, and daily commodities, bonsai, and contemporary arts.

Time & Style Amsterdam. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

• Exhibition ”Kengo Kuma × TIME & STYLE NEW PRODUCTS” in Roppongi

2011

• Exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany

• Held the “KENGO KUMA × TIME & STYLE” exhibition in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo

2010

Began a design contract with Japanese architect Kenko Kuma

The architect Kengo Kuma, one of the most influential contemporary architects, was assigned to redesign the Nezu Museum in Minami Aoyama in Tokyo. The museum is located next to Time & Style Atmosphere showroom.

Knowing that Kuma would redesign the neighboring museum, we immediately contacted his office and the museum to express our desire to make furniture for them.

The NC chair is the result of those conversations.

Time & Style’s relationship with Kengo Kuma has deepened over time, and we have been manufacturing furniture for many of his architectural projects.

NC chair design by Kengo Kuma

2009

 

• Open TIME & STYLE ISETAN SHINJUKU in Shinjuku, Tokyo

2008

Established TIME & STYLE FACTORY, in Higashikawa-cho, Hokkaido

In our factory we carry out all processes from log purchasing to lumbering, drying, wood cutting, wood assembly, polishing, and finishing.

The use of machinery is kept to a minimum, and products are manufactured by hand by craftsmen as much as possible, taking time to finish without compromise.

Exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs “TIME & STYLE” in Paris, France

2007

Open TIME & STYLE MIDTOWN in Roppongi, Tokyo

 

Time & Style Midtown is one of the biggest shops in the mixed-use development “Tokyo Midtown.” A landmark building in the sophisticated district of Roppongi, a place of several foreigners embassies, significant facilities, and businesses are accumulated around Tokyo Midtown.

The building includes The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo hotel, sophisticated brands stores, fine restaurants, cultural facilities, arts, and design museums, and offices.

2005

 

• Exhibition at the Salone International del Mobile in Italy

• Exhibition at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York

• Held the exhibition, “Human Nature” Jean-Marie Massaud in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo

2004

• Exhibition at the Salon du Meuble de Paris in Paris, France

2003

Open TIME & STYLE RESIDENCE in Futakotamagawa, Tokyo 

Located in the famous Takashimaya Department store in the shopping area of Futako Tamagawa district in Tokyo, the bright atmosphere of Time & Style Residence accumulates products made with Japanese traditional techniques and materials, having a calm atmosphere within a modern taste.

2002

• Exhibition at the Salon du Meuble de Paris in Paris, France

2000

• Exhibition at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York

• Open TIME & STYLE GALLERIA in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo

1999

• Exhibition at the Salone International del Mobile in Italy

• Exhibition at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York

1997

• Exhibition at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York

• Open TIME & STYLE HOME in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo

1995

• Relocate the head office to Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo.

1993

• Relocate to Ginza, Tokyo. Open a Carton Furniture showroom

1992

• Establish PRESTIGE JAPAN Ltd. in Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan

1990

• Establish PRESTIGE JAPAN in Berlin, Germany (Ringbahn Strasse 42.1000 Berlin 42)

The company

Corporate name
Prestige Japan Inc.

Head office address
5-6-10  5610 Building 2F, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
Phone: +81-3-5464-3208 Fax: +81-3-5464-3206

Establishment date in Japan
11th August 1992

Officer
President: Ryutaro Yoshida
Senior managing director: Yasushi Yoshida

Number of employees
97(as of August 2019)

Contents of business
• Management of interior showrooms, TIME & STYLE

• Planning, development, and sales of furniture, home accessories, tableware, upholstery, and textile using an original design

• Design and production of made-to-order furniture, semi-custom furniture, wall surface fixtures, and utensil furniture

• Interior planning, design, and designing control operations

• Exterior planning, design, and design control operations

• Production and coordination of various facilities, including residences, commercial facilities, stores, hotels, clinics, and showrooms

• Wholesales, sales, and coordination of ornamental plants

• Planning and operation of a gallery, T & S Gallery

• Sales agent for overseas manufacturers