All of Claustrum’s items feature brand new functions that can be found nowhere else, including one-hand operation and smart motion. In addition to the physical realm, we also explore functions in terms of aesthetics, intellect, society, economy, and other fields. The results are put through a repeated cycle of trial manufacture, experiments, and trial use at the Ginza Factory until they can be realized in the simplest fashion possible. All assembly and finishing work takes place at the Ginza Factory. In the final process, minute adjustments are made to all products by hand to ensure they can be used as comfortably as possible.
TAKESHI ENDO / designer / founder
Graduated from the Department of Industrial Design of Chiba University in 1994
Studied abroad at the AA School in London as an overseas training artist of the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 1997 Established STEEL INC. in 2004