TRUCK was founded in Osaka, Japan by designers Tokuhiko Kise and Hiromi Karatsu back in 1997 and has gained many high profile admirers as the pair have grown the studio.
Their design ethos is to make furniture that they want for themselves, regardless of fashion or trend, with items taking on a simplistic but handcrafted style. The company takes great pride in using natural materials such as wood and leather, but they also mix in steel where it sees fit, overall creating furniture to be used for a long time.
As you can imagine, with such a premise on quality they’ve also taken this through to the building that houses their product and workshop. For 13 years they were based in Tamatsukuri, in Chuo Ward, Osaka. Then, in September 2009, they made a big move to a place they’d built in Asahi Ward, which brings together TRUCK, the AREA2 shop, the workshop, Atelier Shirokumasha and Bird.