About Marble.co

Design for Playing

Hello. We are Marble.co
We are a design office opperating from Kyoto.
Through graphic design we help shops and businesses with branding and by creating all kinds of printed materials and web design.
We also run a number of cafes and can help with shop design.


Chiekoin office

4F Marble BLDG. 1-519 Chiekoin nishi-iru Sasaya-cho, Sasayacho-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8453
Tel: 075-451-8765 / Fax: 075-451-8755

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Bukkoji office

378 Takakura higashi-iru Nishimae-cho, Bukkoji-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8083
Tel: 075-634-6031 / Fax: 075-634-6032

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Established in September 2008, in operation since April 1999.
President and CEO / Hidefumi Nagai
Capital / 10,000,000yen


Marble.co / Design department 11 people.

Cafe marble / Cafe demartment 18 people.



Nagai enters graduate school, and at the same time sets up Marble T-shirt Factory.
Using the research room as a studio, he produces original t-shirts day and night.
Starts web and graphic design work on the side of running this online t-shirt store.
Creates graphic design team under the name Marble.co


Finishes graduate school and moves the office to a small machiya in Nishijin. Releases the Marble Navigator homepage.


Moves office to Bukkoji Takakura. Opens cafe marble at the same time.
On the second floor is the design office which is shared with a Intelligent Systems as a place to create new kinds of games.


Sets up the Chiekoin office and second cafe, cafe marble Chiekoin opens in the Marble Buidling situated in Nishijin, Kyoto.
Shares office space with FOIL and on the third floor FOIL Gallery is set up.


The design department is expanded into the 4th floor of Marble Building Chiekoin.


Opens coffee shop DRIP & DROP COFFEE SUPPLY in basement of Piece Hostel Sanjo, Kyoto.


Entire design department is moved to Marble Building Chiekoin. The cafe space at cafe marble Bukkoji is expanded to the second floor.
DRIP & DROP COFFEE SUPPLY Takoyakushi is opened in February and a stand is also opened at Hirakata Park The Boon in July.