About

Quality lifestyles from quality spaces

inter.office was launched in 1983 with the aim of improving Japan’s office spaces. At that time, in spite of Japan’s economy having surpassed those of Western countries, office spaces in Japan fell short of Western standards.
Given this situation, inter.office’s founder began considering how to introduce outstanding office furniture to Japan and contribute to raising the quality of Japan’s office spaces.
Thirty years have now passed since the company's founding, and the office spaces we now find ourselves in, and the things we place value on in regard to them, have palpably changed.
Today, inter.office’s main business is the high quality European-made office furniture that it has imported and sold since its founding, and it is further expanding its business into architectural design for offices and public spaces, educational facilities and private homes, as well as interior design and facility management.
Interior design, in particular, is not just about proposing high-quality furniture. It is also about understanding the thinking behind the design and proposing a space commensurate with that high quality. In recent years the company has put special effort into this aspect of its service.
Furthermore, inter.office has started i+, the company's own brand designed to cover the gap left by overseas products that don't entirely fit the Japanese work environment and the Japanese way of doing things.
inter.office has also established Knoll Japan Inc., bringing to the Japanese market the historical “Knoll” furniture brand typified by the Barcelona chair.
We at inter.office believe that a well-designed office nurtures creativity, and that rich functionality gives rise to work efficiency, which contributes to greater productivity. For this reason, we provide total solutions, from furniture to space layout.

President, COO
Naoki Terada

Company Profile

Company name inter office ltd.
Foundation November 1975
Establishment April 1983
Capital ¥88.18 million
Directors Chairman, CEO                   Takayuki Harada
President, COO                   Naoki Terada
Director, General Manager of Sales Division       Masanori Iwashita
Director, General Manager of Sales Division       Katsuhiro Takeda
Director, General Manager of Administration Division  Eizaburo Tonoshima
Auditor                       Komatsugu Haneji
Employees 85
Licenses □1st class architect
 License No. Tokyo 47112
□Designated contractor
 License No. Tokyo 109992 (Designated-25)
Types of construction: Carpentry, tile, interior finishing
Banks of account The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Gotanda Branch
Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Gotanda Branch
The Shoko Chukin Bank, Shibuya Branch

AddressHead Office/Live Office/Showroom

  • Head Office/Live Office/Showroom

    Lattice Aoyama Square 6F, 1-2-6 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
    Tel.03-5771-7635 (main line)  Fax.03-5771-7637

  • Osaka Branch/Showroom

    2F Hakko Shinsaibashi AIR Bldg., 1-19-1 Kita-Horie, Nishi-ku, Osaka 550-0014
    Tel. 06-6532-7001 Fax. 06-6532-7002

  • Goka Merchandise Center

    7425 Motokurihashi, Gokamachi, Sashima-gun, Ibaraki 306-0313

History

1975Established design consulting firm Design T (name later changed to Alphax) in Tokyo.
1983Started office furniture business with the founding of Haller Japan Inc.,
which focused on importing Haller System from USM U. Schärer Söhne AG,a high-end office furniture maker in Switzerland.
1986Concluded an exclusive trading agreement with Vitra International AG (Switzerland), a company renowned for its quality and creative furniture. Through this contract agreement, we were able to greatly expand our imported furniture and accessories selection, including office chairs.
1987Received the Good Design Special Award for Foreign Product from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. (Won the award seven times for 10 years until 1996)
1990Opened a showroom in Tokyo.
1992Opened 500m2 showroom in the Tokyo Design Center.
1993Changed company name from Haller Japan Inc. to inter office ltd., and moved main office to Tokyo Design Center. Hosted Student Competition for Future Office Design to support office designs of design students. (Four years beginning in 1993)
1994Opened Osaka branch and a showroom in ATC Design Center.
1995Concluded retail sales agreement with Wittmann AG (Austria). Opened 200m2 Wittmann showroom in the Tokyo Design Center.
1997Concluded an exclusive trading agreement with ClassiCon Gnb H (Germany), a company recognized for its design and quality. Started carrying the Eileen Gray lines.
Moved Osaka branch and showroom to Okazaki Bldg.
2000Concluded retail sales agreement with Cappellini S.p.A., one of the top furniture companies in Italy. Began carrying all the products from its home furnishing line. Opened "hhstyle.com" retail store in Harajuku (Tokyo) and started an online e-commerce shop, entering the retail business.
2002Opened Nagoya branch and showroom.
2004Opened hhstyle.com Aoyama retail store (Tokyo).
2005Opened hhstyle.com/casa retail store in Harajuku (Tokyo).
Opened hhstyle.com Minami-Horie retail store (Osaka).
Opened Live Office in addition to the showroom in the Tokyo Design Center.
Became the first retailer in Japan to carry the Armani Group's home collection, ARMANI CASA.
Concluded an exclusive trading agreement with Boffi S.p.A., one of the top kitchen and bath furniture makers in Italy.
2006Moved Osaka branch and showroom to Kita-Horie. (Integrated Nagoya branch office into Osaka branch office.)
2010Moved head office to Minami-Aoyama (Tokyo).
2011Opened hhstyle.com JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan retail store.
Expanded hhstyle.com Aoyama retail store from 319.08m2 to 504.43m2.
2016Transferred Retail Division (hhstyle.com) to hhstyle ltd.

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Strategy for genuine design

Throughout our long history of importing top-quality office furniture for the Japanese market,
our constant desire has been to seek out and acquire the best available examples of what we consider “genuine design.” That's why we import so many Good Design Special Award-winning office furniture pieces. Additionally, we actively sponsor design exhibitions and hold numerous competitions for young designers.
It is through these types of activities that we discover top-quality designs, help establish new and exciting designers, and nurture strong design sense throughout society.
*1993-1996 Student Competition for Future Office Design: Hosted by inter office ltd.
*2002.04  LUIS BARRAGAN THE QUIET REVOLUTION: Assisted by inter office ltd.
*2002.10  Jean Prouvé Charles & Ray Eames Constructive Furniture Exhibition: Hosted by inter office ltd.
*2008.02  ART IS FOR THE SPIRIT: Works from The UBS Art Collection: Assisted by inter office ltd.
*2016.0 1  Foster + Partners: Architecture, Urbanism, Innovation: Assisted by inter office ltd.

Environmental considerations

We believe that environmental friendliness is a part of design and quality.
inter office ltd. only selects furniture that passes stringent European and American environmental regulations.
As opposed to the Japanese Act on Promoting Green Purchasing, which focuses on promoting use of recycled plastic, these regulations require sustainability and long-term reduction of environmental impact.

Information management and protecting your privacy

inter office ltd. sees the workplace as an embodiment of the management strategy itself. As such, we take utmost care when handling important information such as name lists and office floor plans.

Main Client List

  • Obayashi
    Kajima
    Shimizu
    Taisei
    Takenaka
    IHI Infrastructure Systems
    Kyowanissei
    AXS Satow
    Tanseisha
    Nikken Sekkei
    Nihon Sekkei
    Kewpie
    Suntory Holdings
    Nippon Kabaya Ohayo Holdings
    Coca-Cola Japan
    Red Bull Japan
    Yakult
    Kao
    Sunstar
    Shiseido
    Johnson & Johnson
    3M Japan
    Noevir Holdings
    Fuji Xerox
    FujiFilm
    Astellas Pharma
    Shionogi & Company
    Novartis
    Bayer
    Sony
    Hitachi
    Fujitsu
    Brother Industries
    Toyota Motor
    Nissan Motor
    Audi Japan
    Jaguar Land Rover Japan
    FCA Japan
    BMW Japan
    Volkswagen Group Japan
    Porsche Japan
    Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus
    Mercedes-Benz Japan
    Shimano
    Yanmar
    ABB
    Takigen Mfg
    Dai Nippon Printing
  • Nintendo
    Paramount Bed
    Bandai Namco Holdings
    Prologis
    Amazon Japan
    LVMH
    Hermes Japon
    Culture Convenience Club
    QVC Japan
    Start Today
    Nike Japan
    McDonald's Japan
    BIGI
    Baycrew’s
    Rolex Japan
    Canon Marketing Japan
    Sojitz
    DKSH Japan
    Shizuoka Bank
    Development Bank of Japan
    Mizuho Bank
    Sumitomo Mitsui Bank
    Credit Suisse
    CITI
    Morgan Stanley
    Daiwa Securities
    Deutsche Bank
    Fidelity International
    UBS
    FPG
    AXA Life
    Accenture
    Credit Saison
    Swiss Re
    Toyota Finance
    CBRE Japan
    Jones Lang LaSalle
    Japan Airport Terminal
    Iino Kaiun
    NTT
    NTT DoCoMo
    Kadokawa
    Capcom
    SAP Japan
    Cisco Systems
    GMO Internet Group
    IBM Japan
    Oracle Japan
  • Future Architect
    Microsoft Japan
    Kansai Electric Power
    Tokyo Electric Power
    Osaka Gas
    Tokyo Gas
    Apple Japan
    Walt Disney Japan
    Graphic Trac
    CyberAgent
    Dentsu
    Hakuhodo
    Nippon Design Center
    FirstLogic
    Livesense
    Deloitte Tohmatsu
    Osaka University
    Kyoto University
    Kyoritsu Women's University
    Keio University
    Jissen Women's University
    Tama Art University
    Tokyo University of the Arts
    Tokyo Keizai University
    Tokyo Institute of Technology
    University of Tokyo
    Tokyo City University
    Tokyo University of Science
    Nagoya University of
     Commerce & Business
    Hosei University
    Musashino Art University
    Meiji University
    Rikkyo University
    Waseda University
    Deutsche Industrie- und
     Handelskammer in Japan
    Swiss Chamber of
     Commerce and Industry in Japan
    Tokyo International Airport
    Narita International Airport
    Hilton Hotels
    Tokyu Hotels
    Prince Hotels
    Suntory Museum of Art
    Knowledge Capital

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