ABOUT

Founded in Brooklyn, New York we are now based in Tokyo. Postalco has a passion for everyday objects and our relationships with them. Our logo is the carrier pigeon inspired by communication on paper.
We began with document holders and notebooks but since then have applied our point of view to many other items; including leather wallets, rainwear, pens, key holders and bags. Based in Tokyo for over 15 years, we are dedicated to finding new ways to apply Japanese craft in daily life. Postalco’s products are created to be used by anyone – male or female, young or old, people from all walks of life worldwide. What sets Postalco’s designs apart are their supreme utility and ineffable warmth blended with the beauty of understatement.

NYのブルックリンで起業して、いまは東京を拠点にしています。ポスタルコは毎日使う物を先入見なしに観察して、そこにモノ作りの契機とヒントとインスピレーションを見つけています。
ロゴが伝書鳩なのは、もともと手紙でのやり取り、コミュニケーションにインスパイアされたからです。
そもそも始まりは書類入れとノートブックでしたが、革の財布、レインウェア、ペン、キーホルダー、バッグ・・・、など他のアイテムにも、独自の考え方を応用していきました。東京を拠点にして15年以上が経ちましたが、日々の暮らしに日本のものづくりの技術を活かせる途を見つけ出すこともポスタルコのテーマです。性別、年齢、国籍を問わずに愛されるそのプロダクトは、永く使われることを想定して作られていて、生活することを軽くみないで、そこにこそ驚きや、発見のよろこび、Fun(たのしさ)をみつけようとする姿勢につらぬかれています。そのデザインの特徴は、Understatement(控えめ)でありながら、Utility(実用性)にすぐれていて、どこかしらWarmth(ぬくもり)があります。


HISTORY

  • 2017

    Channel Point alminum ball point pen.

    ‘Tool Roots’
    Ginza Maison Hermès window display.

    2016

    Farmer’s Felt
    washi wallets.

    Harry Smith
    photo exhibition.

  • Postalco Shop Kyobashi opened.

    Pondlife Cards and exhibition.

    2015

    Sagan bag series.

    Hotel Oracle puzzle and exhibition.

  • 2014

    Calder Foundation collaboration & exhibition

    The Fab Mind 21_21

    2013

    Totem Key Holders

    Deerskin wallets.

  • 2012

    Postalco Shop Shibuya opened.

    Love Games exhibition

    Wallpaper Handmade exhibit.

    Sunspel notebooks, wallets and exhibition.

  • 2011

    Handle Trashcan for The Conran Shop.

    Tangram Box

    Snap Pad invented.

    Wheel Printer invented.

  • 2010

    Rainwear

    Kakei Goro exhibit.

    Fish Mouth Kit and book.

    KIOSK exhibit.

  • 2009

    Jotter

    Up Until Now exhibit at CLASKA Gallery & Shop "DO"

    2008

    Bridge Bags

    Tool Boxes

  • 2007

    Chocolate 21_21

    Portvenir interior design and graphic ID.

    2006

    Chance Printer invented.

    At Work event and book.

  • 2005

    Carrying exhibition at MDS Gallery.

    Crossgrain Leather Mail Bags

    2004

    First Postalco Shop Kyobashi opened.

    Notebooks

  • 2003

    Card Holders

    Letters & Encyclopedia Postcards

    2001

    Legal Envelopes

    Travel Wallets

  • 2000

    First Envelope.

    Postalco