The Mediterranean spirit that characterises Viccarbe permeates throughout the innovative Otemachi Place complex in Tokyo, Japan, completed in 2018, which features nine designs from eight collections by the Spanish firm.
Otemachi Place, a new model of urban development, rises in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, one of the oldest in the city and home to the Imperial Palace. This innovative space furnished by Viccarbe, covering more than 3,000 m2, was laid out with a view to the flow and interchange of knowledge and the way business is expected to be carried out in the near future, with open spaces that encourage connection as a meeting place for employees, and communication and comfort.
The project, with active participation from Víctor Carrasco (Viccarbe’s founder and director of strategy) showcases a wide range of the company’s creations: the Sistema custom modular sofa collection designed by Lievore Altherr Molina; Ace and Penta armchairs designed by Jean-Marie Massaud and Toan Nguyen, respectively; Klip stolls designed by Víctor Carrasco; the occasional tables Shape by Jorge Pensi, Serra by Victor Carrasco and Aspa de FR Design; and Mini Season pouffes designed by Piero Lissoni.
Viccarbe has had a presence of more than fifteen years in Japan, one of the first international operations by the company and in partnership with Interiors Inc., the exclusive distributor for the brand in the country, which has allowed Viccarbe to grow and develop its business at the same time.
The company opened its Tokyo showroom in 2017, in conjunction with its distributor, which has since become an important space for Japanese architects and interior designers to collaborate and exchange ideas. The first Viccarbe space had been opened in Osaka in 2013. There will soon be a new space opening in the city of Fukuoka.
Viccarbe has been very active in Japan, where they have furnished offices for major companies such as Apple and Coca Cola, and taken part in exhibitions such as ‘The Next Simplicity – Rediscovering the basics’, held in 2017 by ICEX at the Embassy of Spain in Japan. The company has also worked with Japanese designers of the likes of Kensaku Oshiro and Tomoya Tabuchi in recent years.