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Company Name

Loftwork Inc.

Business Overview

Loftwork Inc. is a creative agency which, through open collaboration, takes part in the design of websites, contents, services, communication and spaces. We manage the digital craft cafe "FabCafe" with expansion overseas, creative lounge "MTRL (Material)" which comes face to face with raw materials, the online community loftwork.com with 25000 registered creators, and the platform "OpenCU" which accelerates creative learning. We are able to provide a wide variety of creative services by creating together with creator communities worldwide.

Founders

co-founder and CEO Mitsuhiro Suwa
co-founder Chiaki Hayashi

Executive Staff

CMO Tomohiro Yabashi

Auditor

Yoshikazu Iwase (Anderson Mori & TOMOTSUNE)

Executive Staff

100 (as of August 2016)

Establishment

February 17th, 2000

Capital Stock

¥ 26,875,000

Principal Stock Holders

Mitsuhiro Suwa, Chiaki Hayashi, Joichi Ito, others

Location

●Loftwork SHIBUYA

Dogenzaka Pia 9F, 1-22-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0043

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●Loftwork Kyoto

Motoshiogama-cho554, Gojo Street Sagaru, Tominokoji Street, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, 600-8119, Japan
(+81)75-708-2593

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Contact

Phone:+81-3-5459-5123(Shibuya Office) / +81-75-708-2015 (Kyoto Office)
Fax:+81-3-5489-6667
Inquiries:info@loftwork.com

Clients

Accenture / K.K. Ashisuto / AEONMALL Corporation / Ishigaki City Hall / NHK Educational Corp. / Audio-Technica Corporation / Okamura Corporation / OMRON Corporation / OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd. / OLYMPUS CORPORATION / Kagaya Group / CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. / CAPCOM CO., LTD. / Kyoto University / Kirin Company, Limited / Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) / Kogakuin University / SANNO Institute of Management / Japan Dairy Association / Shibaura Institute of Technology / SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION / salesforce.com Co.,Ltd. / Z-kai Inc. / Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. / Tanabe Management Consulting Co., LTD. / CHIFURE CORPORATION / DENSO CORPORATION / TOEI COMPANY, LTD. / TOSHIBA CORPORATION / NIKKEN SEKKEI LTD / NOMURA SECURITIES CO., LTD. / Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. / Pasona Inc. / Panasonic Corporation / Bridgestone Corporation / McAfee, Inc. / Maruho Co.,Ltd. / Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. / ISETAN MITSUKOSHI HOLDINGS / Meiji University / Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) / YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION / Yamaha Corporation / Works Applications Co., Ltd. / others

FabCafe

FabCafe was opened in March of 2012 as a "craft cafe," complete with digital crafting machines, in order to spread the “FAB” spirit in a fun, delicious and easy to understand way. Creators visit every day and, while performing the part of a casual entrance into the world of FAB to which anyone can enter, create new products and markets that accelerate the flow of crafting as a whole. FabCafe boasts 6 locations* worldwide and is a platform for producing this kind of flow and these creative collaborations.
* Tokyo, Taipei, Barcelona, Bangkok, Toulouse, Hida (as of August 2016)

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MTRL

The creator co-working institution "MTRL (Material)" was opened in December 2015 in Kyoto and Tokyo. Complete with everything from traditional materials (wood, metal, cloth, etc.) to cutting edge sensors, modules and the like, MTRL is an open, creative lounge providing new inspiration through unique "materials" and digital crafting machines.
We aim to make it a place where anyone can easily enjoy crafting, realize their ideas and in turn use it as a stage to set off on their own.

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>Website(Tokyo)


Owned Service

●loftwork.com

Started in 2000 with the aim of “creative distribution,” this creator portfolio site currently boasts 25,000 registered creators. Through public appeal, event workshops and the like, we work to produce projects on which creators can create together. We approach regional and corporate issues from a creative point of view.

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●OpenCU

OpenCU is a "Platform for Connecting Wisdom with Wisdom." It aims to promote a cooperative learning environment for business and creative issues through events planned by users where they can exchange ideas. Based in Shibuya, we hold 7 ~ 8 events each month.

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●LAYOUT

LAYOUT is a media outlet by which many people can discuss and deepen their understanding of the relationship between “spaces” and “experience design” through event planning and community management. We look at the "spaces" which impact the factors required for "creation of innovation" (varied ideas, the chemical reaction between people, and the creativity borne from these things) from a diverse and experimental standpoint.

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Associated Companies



●Loftwork Taiwan Inc.

Loftwork Taiwan Inc. was established in February 2015 as our first overseas base of operations and local subsidiary in Taiwan. Here we offer creative projects in the digital realm targeting Asia and integrative creative solutions with global expansion.

所在地:
No. 89, Section 1, Zhonghua Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 100,Taiwan.
(台灣台北市中正區中華路一段89之四 3F)

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●Hida no Mori de Kuma wa Odoru (Hidakuma Inc.)

Established by Hida City, Tobimushi, and Loftwork in Furukawa-cho, Hida in April 2015, Hidakuma is a new form of public-private joint venture which seeks to create regional industry through reforestation and craftsmanship. The digital crafting base "FabCafe Hida," complete with lodgings on site, was opened in the spring of 2016 as a place to make use of Hida's abundant local resources in developing wooden products and the like. This location is also working to develop a wood frame construction data archive making full use of digital technology as well as corporation-oriented training camps.

Location:
2-22 Honmachi, Furukawa-cho, Hida, Gifu

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