ABOUT US

We specialize in creating a unique environment for your everyday living, with lovingly handmade pieces that will be with you for your life time.

Corporate Outline

OGATA Inc.

  • Qualified architect, registration number : 12Y20147 registered by the Governor of Miyagi
  • Qualified builder, registration number : 17325 registered by the Governor of Miyagi
  • Date Established :25th Feb, 1998
  • Address:13-2 Aza Shimokusari Fukuoka Izumi Sendai Miyagi, 981-3225, Japan
  • Main Bank 77BANK
  • No. of employees / 9
  • President & Representative Director : Kin-ichi Ogata
  • Director : Hisashi Ogata
  • Business Description
    Original furniture design and construction
    Furniture made to order
    Shops/ Homes design, construction and refurbishment
    Graphic design
    Personal environmental design
    Product design
  • Our original furniture is also available
    ZERO FIRST DESIGN,Daikannyama,Tokyo.

Designer Profile

Kin ichi Ogata[Interior / personal environmental designer]

Kin-ichi Ogata
1970 Born in Sendai, Japan. He began working as a carpenter.
In 1996, after mastering the practicality of wood structure, he desired more.
1998 he and his younger brother, Hisashi, founded Ogata, Inc.
He and his staff share a love for art and decided to mesh structure with beauty through hand-made pieces for all everyday needs.
Today, Ogata has satisfied customers and is looking to expand their business in an international market.

1998

Founded by Kin-ichi Ogata
Started manufacturing original furniture, designing and constructing stores.

2000

Opened our own furniture store "OGATA shop" in Ichibancho, central Sendai.
Began selling original furniture, introducing "Beans Chair" which is shaped like and named after "beans" that, in Japan, imply "Beginning" and "Growth".

2002

Moved the shop to Kokubuncho, a bustling shopping area of Sendai, to expand our business.

2004

After successfully building unique stores /shops, we started designing and constructing homes.
Oct : Ogata was exhibited along with other well-known artists at "Tokyo Designers Block".
Dec : We decided to seek new challenges and began planning the creation of our own studio.

2006

Began constructing our new office and studio in the woods of Izumi, Sendai. Coexisting with our new surroundings, with the hope to let the flow of the forest enhance every piece we make.
Mar : Gaining popularity in both art and furniture circles, our original furniture was exhibited at "Baden Baden" Meguro, Tokyo.
And appeared in major magazines such as "ELLE DECO" "POPEYE" "anan" "brain" "FUDGE" "WWD" "& home".

2007

Moved into our self designed office in Jan. Studio and gallery will open soon.
Aug : Well-known shoe and clothing brand "SOSU MIHARAYASUHIRO" was so impressed with OGATA's style and structure and offered OGATA to design their shop in Hong kong.
Sep : OGATA worked with "bauhaus" as shop designer and interior specialist for their new shops. Kowloon silvercode center, CausewayBay, Y.Wshop.
Dec 11th-Jan 10th, 2008: "OGATA Furniture Exhibition" was held at bauhaus, Hong Kong.

2008

Sep : Exhibited at "NOW", one of the most popular shows in "Maison&Objet trade fair", where we introduced our "BOX STOOL". Its unique design emulating the look of card board using a clever combination of leather and steel drew in many spectators but it was its elaborate design that kept them captivated.
Dec : Ogata's unique vision of furniture and interior design earned us an invitation to be displayed at the renowned "ZERO FIRST DESIGN" in Tokyo.
Dec : Oagata was contracted to construct and design "Illuminated Square" at sendai mediatheque, a well known museum of art and film.

2009

Jan : Ogata's work caught the zest of critics of Maison & Objet Trends by standing out among tens of thousands of other pieces from all over the world. Earning our BEANS CHAIR and BOX STOOL a prestigious and exclusive display in the entrance of the Trends booth.
Jun : The design team of "MIHARAYASUHIRO x OGATA" was invited to "Ukraine Pavilion" in 53rd Venice Biennale,Italy.
Oct : Ogata traveled to the U.S. where we independently displayed our work at world famous Brooklyn Flea Market and began our introduction to the U.S customers.
Dec : Selected and exhibited at Sendai Design Collection 2009. We as members of SGM(Sendai Geijutsu=Art Metropolitan) displayed OGATA art furniture.
Dec : Ogata returned to "Illuminated Square" at sendai mediatheque and held "OGATA x KEN HIKOFU NY EXHIBITION IN SENDAI" where he spoke of his experience and helped encourage the next generation of artists and designers.

2010

In the years to come Ogata anticipates expanding its reputation to the U.S. while strengthening the existing business in Japan and has plans for independent shows in Europe.