Marble.co is a design office with a focus on Kyoto.
We make all kinds of CI/VI, branding, all kinds of graphic design and printed materials, video and web design.
We also run a cafe situated under our design office. Using this experience in food industry we are now helping set up all kinds of shops in and outside of Japan.
Marble.co has humble roots as an online t-shirt shop that the founder Nagai set up in graduate school.
Then we spread our design works for website and publications. Now we work with the company which has long history more than hundred years, public facilities, academic organizations, amusement park and so on.
To delight and entertain people through graphic design
We have confidence in our ability to listening what customers want, and as a result their profits have increased through our design.
On the otherhand, we opened cafe marble as our relax place and a coffee shop DRIP & DROP.
We have 2 design office in Kyoto city and we runs "cafe marble" at 1st and 2nd floor at both of our office. Designers and cafe staff work at same building so we gather our ideas and expericences to leverage for each work. We also runs coffee shop, "DRIP & DROP COFFEE SUPPLY" in Kyoto city, other Kansai area and overseas.
There is its coffee roastery at our Chiekoin office. We create all the concept and design of cafe marble and DRIP & DROP COFFEE ROASTERY such as shop logo, graphic tools, original goods, store design, website and new menu.
We have a cafe on the first floor, and occasionally get to enjoy sweet treats and coffee during meetings.
Meal costs within office hours are covered in their entirety and everyone has lunch together.
Sometimes we make food ourselves in the test kitchen, and some days we get a special lunch made for us by the cafe staff. Also the boss occasionally makes latte art for us.
Every year we have a lavish end of year party and mid-summer festival.
At the end of the year we get togther with clients and our staff's families to drink and eat tons of crab.
We make special goods just for the day to give out as prizes for games and so on.
In the summer, our building is perfectly situated to see the Okuribi mountain fires so we make a festival out of the day with the local community.
We have huge bookshelf in the back of the office. Lots of books about games, magazines, food, designs and so on.
We have various color samples and papers for printing works to pick the best ones.
At Marble.co, you can read any comics you want because we always have new publication on the release date.
We opened antique and furniture shop at "Kitchen and Stock" Marble BLDG.3F.
Sometimes we go abroad to purchase the new stocks and sell it by ourselves at Kicthen and Stock.
Our designers, work associates and students who want to work at Marble.co gather once a month at Kitchen and Stock. It's named "Bar Sakurako".
Our founder, Nagai host creative cuisine and secretary Ms.Sakurako serve their guests. New ideas and business come up from this party.
Currently our design team is made up of 11 people. Except for three office administrators, all of these staff are designers.
There are 2-4 member to a project, with graphic designers and web deisgner assigned to ongoing projects.
In almost all cases designers deal directly with clients so they attend meetings and are involved in the discussions about budget and delivery.
Established in September 2008, in operation since April 1999.
President and CEO / Hidefumi Nagai
Capital / 3,000,000yen
Marble.co / Design department 11 people.
Cafe marble / Cafe demartment 18 people.
*As of March 2020
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