The history of Time & Style

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 store 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 store in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in March 2017.

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.
 
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.
 
In the stores, 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.

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.

Time & Style Amsterdam

timeline

1990

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

1992

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

1993

• Relocated to Ginza, Tokyo. Opened a Carton Furniture showroom

1995

• The company name changed to PRESTIGE JAPAN Inc.
 
• Relocated its head office to Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo.
 

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.
 

1999

• Made an exhibition at the Salone International del Mobile in Italy
 
• Made an exhibition at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York
 

2000

• Made an exhibition at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York
 
• Opened TIME & STYLE GALLERIA in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo
 

2001

• Made an exhibition at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York
 
• Opened TIME & STYLE WESTEND in Tenjin, Fukuoka
 

2003

• Opened TIME & STYLE RESIDENCE in Futakotamagawa, Tokyo 

2004

• Made an exhibition at the Salon du Meuble de Paris in Paris, France

2005

• Relocated TIME & STYLE WESTEND in Daimyo, Fukuoka
 
• Made an exhibition at the Salone International del Mobile in Italy
 
• Made an exhibition at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York
 
• Held an exhibition, “Human Nature” Jean-Marie Massaud in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo

2007

• Opened TIME & STYLE MIDTOWN in Roppongi, Tokyo
 

2008

• Established its own factory, TIME & STYLE FACTORY, in Higashikawa-cho, Hokkaido

• Made an exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs “TIME & STYLE” in Paris, France

2009

• Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany
 
• Opened TIME & STYLE ISETAN SHINJUKU in Shinjuku, Tokyo

2010

• Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany
 
• Opened TIME & STYLE ISETAN SHINJUKU in Shinjuku, Tokyo 

2011

• Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany
 
• Held the “KENGO KUMA × TIME & STYLE” in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo
 

2012

• Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany
 
• Opened HOUSE STORAGE TIME & STYLE in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo
 
• Opened TIME & STYLE SHANGHAI at the JSWB, Shanghai,China
 

2013

• Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany

2014

• Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany

2015

• Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany

2016

• Made an exhibition at the MONO JAPAN in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
 
• Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany

2017

• Made an exhibition at the MONO JAPAN in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
 
• Made an exhibition at the Ambiente in Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt,
 
• Opened TIME & STYLE in Amsterdam, the Netherlands


• Made an exhibition ”Kengo Kuma×TIME & STYLE NEW PRODUCTS” in Roppongi

2018

• Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany
 
• Made an exhibition ”House Art View”CKR in Roppongi

2019

• Made an exhibition at the MONO JAPAN in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

• Made an exhibition “Stockholm Furniture Fair” in Sweden

• Made an exhibition at the Ambiente “Japan Style” in Frankfurt, Germany

• Made an exhibition at KENGO KUMA EXHIBITION “Furniture that blended into the surroundings” in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2020

• Partnership with the Italian Brand Boffi | DePadova

• Boffi | Depadova Time & Style ēdition is released in Milan, London, Paris and New York.

company profile

Corporate name

Prestige Japan Inc.

HEAD OFFICE ADDRESS
5-6-10  5610 Building 2F
MINAMIAOYAMA MINATO-KU TOKYO 107-0062
PHONE:+81-3-5464-3208 FAX:+81-3-5464-3206

Establishment date

11th August 1992

Officer

President: Ryutaro Yoshida
Senior managing director: Yasushi Yoshida

Capital

10,000,000 yen

Number of employees

97(as of August 2019)

Contents of business

• Management of interior stores, TIME & STYLE
• Planning, development and sales of furniture, home accessories, tableware, upholstery and textile using 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

stores

Time & Style Amsterdam
Amsterdam

Time & Style Isetan Shinjuku
Shinjuku, Tokyo

Time & Style Midtown
Roppongi, Tokyo

Time & Style Atmosphere
Minamiaoyama, Tokyo

Time & Style Residence
Futakotamagawa, Tokyo

comfort Q / Time & Style
Kita-ku Osaka