“The map to a new future starts here”
Trunk Design began in the small serene city near the ocean called Tarumi in the Kobe Hyogo prefecture.
“To be a design studio that is intimate to both the city and the people”
The glass walled office and store were created from the desire to peaceably blend into the surroundings as a small city store.
It is now a space where anyone - whether it be a mother with a child or an elderly who lives in the neighborhood - can stop by just to have some small talk.
Here we seek to create designs that can help better the world ever so slightly by spending time together with people while being intimately surrounded by small letterpress printing machines, old books, and goods we’ve carefully selected ourselves.
Our designs strive to shed a new light on the wonderful products, techniques, and services that are hidden around us in plain view . We reinvent its charms to deliver it to the people in need of a happy setting: much like creating a map for a new future.
Based in our adored hometown of Kobe, we work throughout Japan and globally to continue our journey to connect.