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.
co-founder and CEO Mitsuhiro Suwa
co-founder Chiaki Hayashi
Yoshikazu Iwase (Anderson Mori & TOMOTSUNE)
Principal Stock Holders
Mitsuhiro Suwa, Chiaki Hayashi, Joichi Ito, others
Dogenzaka Pia 9F, 1-22-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0043
Motoshiogama-cho554, Gojo Street Sagaru, Tominokoji Street, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, 600-8119, Japan
Phone：+81-3-5459-5123(Shibuya Office) / +81-75-708-2015 (Kyoto Office)
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 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)
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.