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We started working in Germany in 1985, and established the company in 1990 in Berlin. After seven years in Germany, we returned to Japan and established the Japanese company in 1992. Our seven years of experience in a completely different culture gave us the neutral perspective to reconsider the true value of Japan, the country where we were born and raised. In 1997, we opened our first Time & Style shop in Tokyo and began full-scale manufacturing in Japan to offer our own products directly to customers. Many traditional industries remain throughout Japan, and we have manufactured high quality products in our partner workshops across the country. We established our own factory in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, in 2008 for a new style of detailed and careful Japanese manufacturing. Additionally, in 2012, we opened a showroom in Shanghai, China, and our own shop in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in March 2017.
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We think it is important is to reconsider unique traditional Japanese culture and acquire wisdom about living and craft based on the beliefs that have been accumulated by many of our forerunners. We would like to utilize the assets gained through the acquisition of such wisdom in the design and manufacturing of new products in light of our modern everyday lives to convey this beautiful and subtle manufacturing craft to Japan and the rest of the world. We offer different kinds of tools that are necessary in our daily lives, such as furniture (our main product), lighting equipment, tableware, and towels, covering a wide range of products from small teacups to tables.
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They are all original products created from the consistent concept of our company. With the fusion of modern lifestyle with the traditional aesthetics of Japan as a theme, we are pursuing a comprehensive quality that is meant to be used over generations, such as universality that is not affected by the changing times, receptiveness to blend into our daily lives, and functionality as a living tool.
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In the shops, we learned the significance of creativity by displaying modern art. We are also trying to integrate classic and modern elements by introducing our traditional art Bonsai into our interior space. We create contemporary living space where the past and future are linked by a variety of elements.
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Our products have a pleasant sense of tension within a simple form, and are achieved through the faithful handiwork of Japanese artisans. The appearance of each product is not always in Japanese style. However, these carefully and thoughtfully designed and sincerely created products definitely have a certain presence. Although they may appear neutral and neither Japanese nor Western, the small details and dignified air that surrounds the products give off a genuine taste of Japan. In Japan, many artisans all over the country have acquired advanced skills that were passed down over a long period of time. We continue to accept the challenge of creating a new tradition of monozukuri with like-minded artisans in the different regions of Japan.

Company

History

Jan.1990
Established PRESTIGE JAPAN in Berlin, Germany (Ringbahn Strasse 42.1000 Berlin 42)
Aug.1992
Established PRESTIGE JAPAN Ltd. in Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan
 
Launched license production of Carton Furniture, Stange Design OHG, based in Germany
Dec.1993
Relocated to Ginza, Tokyo. Opened a Carton Furniture showroom
Apr.1995
The company name changed to PRESTIGE JAPAN Inc.
 
Relocated its head office to Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo.
Sep.1997
Opened TIME & STYLE HOME in Jiyugaoka
Launched a design contract with H Design Associates.
Became an exclusive agent in Japan of Campeggi SRL, based in Italy.
Apr.1999
Made an exhibition at the Salone International del Mobile in Italy
May.1999
Made an exhibition at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York
May.2000
Made an exhibition at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York
Oct.2000
Opened TIME & STYLE GALLERIA in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo
May.2001
Made an exhibition at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York
Nov.2001
Opened TIME & STYLE WESTEND in Tenjin, Fukuoka
Sep.2003
Opened TIME & STYLE RESIDENCE in Futakotamagawa, Tokyo
Jan.2004
Made an exhibition at the Salon du Meuble de Paris in Paris, France
Apr.2005
Relocated TIME & STYLE WESTEND in Daimyo, Fukuoka
Apr.2005
Made an exhibition at the Salone International del Mobile in Italy
May.2005
Made an exhibition at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York
Nov.2005
Held an exhibition, “Human Nature” Jean-Marie Massaud in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo
Mar.2007
Opened TIME & STYLE MIDTOWN in Roppongi, Tokyo
Mar.2008
Established its own factory, TIME & STYLE FACTORY, in Asahikawa, Hokkaido
Oct.2008
Made an exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs “TIME & STYLE” in Paris, France
Feb.2009
Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany
Aug.2009
Opened TIME & STYLE ISETAN SHINJUKU in Shinjuku, Tokyo
Feb.2010
Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany
Feb. 2011
Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany
Jun.2011
Held the “KENGO KUMA × TIME & STYLE” in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo
Feb.2012
Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany
May.2012
Opened HOUSE STORAGE TIME & STYLE in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo
Sep.2012
Opened TIME & STYLE SHANGHAI at the JSWB, Shanghai,China
Feb.2013
Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany
Feb.2014
Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany
Feb.2015
Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany
Feb.2016
Made an exhibition at the MONO JAPAN in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Feb.2016
Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany
Feb.2017
Made an exhibition at the MONO JAPAN in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Feb.2017
Made an exhibition at the Ambiente in Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt,
Mar.2017
Opened TIME & STYLE in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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