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.
To delight and entertain people through graphic design, which in turn brings us enjoyment as the makers is at the core of what we do.
We take on projects because they are things we want to do, not forced to make things. Our feedback from clients is that we respond to their expectations 120%.
"If we do this will it become better, more fun?" this is the question we constantly ask ourselves when we design.
The cafe on the first floor of our office came about because we thought it would be nice to have a place where we could relax.
Now we have eight shops and with more planned.
Based in Kyoto city, while concentrating on designing lots, we enjoy ourselves and grow.
This is the kind of company we are and we are looking for new, like-minded members to join our team.
We opperate from two locations within Kyoto city.
Both offices have one of our cafes, cafe marble on the ground and second floors and designers and cafe staff work alongside each other each bringing their strengths to our work.
In 2015 we set up a new cafe business called DRIP & DROP COFFEE SUPPLY.
From the shop concept to the interior design, menu contents, logo and graphic design, original goods, and homepage, we made everything in-house.
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.
At Gion festival our staff can also be seen in yukata.
You can see some photos from our end of the year party here.
You can check out our office and our works on most social media platforms. Follow us to keep up with the latest news.
Twitter Spirited tweets from our founder
Instagram Here we show off our latest work.
Facebook Information about events and news from our cafes can be found here.
Marble Journal Journal occasional posts from our design team.
Currently our design team is made up of 15 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 15 people.
Cafe marble / Cafe demartment 19 people.
*As of April 2019
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