Special offer at Time & Style Amsterdam

Time & Style Amsterdam will offer a special price on selected display items from our furniture collection between 20 – 28 June 2020. With the theme of celebrating our beautiful lifestyles after spending a long time at home, we hope that this special offer will be able to enrich and complement your life.

Time & Style Amsterdam 3rd Anniversary

First, we genuinely pray for all people and loved ones who are affected by COVID-19, and for peaceful days to return quickly.

Since the opening of our Amsterdam shop on 23rd of March 2017, we started the international, ongoing journey of creating a place, from where we introduce and offer our original, Japan-made furniture and tableware, contemporary art, exhibitions, live music events, workshops and more. Unfortunately we cannot celebrate with you in person at this moment, therefore we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for your support in this way. We will continue to combine Japanese craftsmanship and contemporary design for products for a modern lifestyle, comprehensively expressing the Japanese aesthetics of today.

*we have decided to attend to our customers on appointment only because of the current situation around COVID-19. Please contact us by phone or by email and tell us when you would like to visit our shop. These measures will be in effect until the end of March, or until further notice. Stay safe and take care of each other.

Bonsai for everyday life

Sunday 8 March 2020
14:00 – 16:00
(Free entry – reservation to info@timeandstyle.nl)
Bonsai event at TIME & STYLE Amsterdam

On the 8th of March, Mr. Kato, the owner of the famous bonsai nursery Mansei-en in Saitama, Japan will come to TIME & STYLE Amsterdam to hold a lecture. Providing an opportunity to receive first hand information from one of Japan’s experienced bonsai masters. Mr. Kato will explain everything a bonsai enthusiast needs to know to understand how to choose a bonsai and how to keep it. He will give detailed information about how bonsai thrive in our Dutch climate, and explain all important aspects of basic bonsai maintenance. Keeping a bonsai is an art form, but it is also an accessible, relaxing hobby and a great way to bring rest and stability into your life.

Please send your reservation to info@timeandstyle.nl.


Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair
Tuesday, 4 – Saturday, 8 February 2020
9:00-18:00 / last day 10:00-17:00
Location: Stockholmsmässan
Booth no: Hall C 05:21
Time & Style will exhibit at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. At this second edition for Time & Style following last year, we will introduce tables made from brass and bronze through Japanese casting technology in use for over a thousand years, and lighting that takes the molded beauty of paper lanterns as its theme. The stately sense of the cast items and the soft lighting passing through Japanese washi paper express a delicate Japanese atmosphere, creating beautiful shadows amid dimmed light.

1,300 years ago, the largest Buddha statue in Japan was casted from copper, with a height of 14.7m high and circumference of 70m. Created over a period of about 11 years using copper said to have come from all over Japan, this statue is symbolic as the most famous of the Great Buddha statues in Japan. The casting technology required to make such a huge statue was already in existence 1300 years ago in Japan. Over 70,000 Buddhist temples throughout Japan contain numerous Buddha statues and altar fittings created through casting, and nearly all of the large temple bells are made in Japan. Moreover, since ancient times, Japanese houses have had Buddhist altars dedicated to ancestors and shrines for venerating gods.

Casting technology has been used primarily for the manufacture of altar fittings and statues related to Buddhism,  as well as for objects of art and monuments in modern times. We have used Japanese casting technology, which has not been used in the furniture world, over many years to create furniture that reflects the inherent charm of copper and brass casting, leveraging its characteristic ability to be freely and delicately molded. We feel that we have shown new possibilities for the casting industry in Takaoka, which for centuries has focused on Buddhist statues and altar fittings, and that the rebirth of casting into a new existence is a worthwhile effort at creating a new form for a traditional craft.

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is a world-class furniture exhibition and one of the largest in Scandinavia, featuring over 700 exhibitors from over 30 countries and welcoming over 40,000 visitors.



Ambiente 2020

Friday, 7 – Tuesday, 11 February 2020
9:00-18:00 / last day -17:00
Location: Messe Frankfurt Fairground
Booth no: Hall 4.1 F02
We will exhibit at Ambiente, one of the world’s largest international consumer goods trade fairs, where tableware, kitchenware, interior accessories, and other lifestyle products come together from around the world.

While we have exhibited in the Living Hall since 2009, this year we will change our location to the Dining Hall to introduce tableware incorporating traditional technologies from around Japan. In areas from ceramics to lacquerware to glassware, Japan has many artisans with high-level skills that have been passed down through history. Together with like-minded artisans from all over the country, we continue making endeavors toward new traditions in craftsmanship. Now, amid high levels of interest in Japanese culture and traditions around the world, we hope to give rise to products with both practicality and modernity and to create new value for Japan while valuing the essence of the technologies and materials.
We also plan to announce tea utensils designed by Tomoko Azumi for enjoyment of fragrant sencha tea. We have placed Hizenyoshida ware houhin tea pots, teacups and hot ware cooler pots from the tea producing region of Ureshino, Saga Prefecture, in boxes of Japanese hinoki cypress.


Held every February in Frankfurt, Germany, Ambiente is one of the world’s largest international consumer goods fairs. Positioned as the most important trade fair in the consumer goods sector, the exhibition brings together tableware, kitchenware, nterior accessories, and other lifestyle products from around the world, and hosts business discussions among manufacturers, trading companies, and designers from many countries.

Traditions, crafts, and other elements of lifestyle culture based on unique aesthetics, handed down since the old days, remain deeply rooted in modern lifestyles in Japan. Today, Japan values traditional culture and technologies while also developing industries such as technology, fashion, design, and pop culture, with coexistence among diverse lifestyles. JAPAN STYLE is a project that communicates to the world lifestyle patterns along with everyday design that fuses Japan’s unique lifestyles with craftsmanship holding high aesthetic awareness. Time & Style will be exhibiting at “Ambiente” again this year as a member of “JAPAN STYLE.”


World Architecture Festival 2019 and Inside Festival of Interiors

Time & Style is collaborating with the World Architecture Festival 2019 and Inside Festival of Interiors (4 dec – 6 dec) and created the interior for the lounge space of the international event held in the Amsterdam RAI this year. We hope that guests from all over the world can experience Japanese culture and traditional techniques through our original furniture and tableware when visiting the inside hub lounge.

Event period: December 4 – December 6 2019
Venue: RAI Amsterdam 10:00 – 19:15 last day 10:00 – 18:40
INSIDE HUB LOUNGE designed by Time & Style


Open House – Interior design Time & Style

Saturday, 9 November 2019
1st tour 11:00-13:00 // 2nd tour 14:00-16:00
Location: Amsterdam Oud-Zuid (more information after reservation)
Reservation required

We would like to invite you for Open House – Interior design Time & Style. The doors to one our private interior design projects will be opened for guests on Saturday the 9th of November where we will explain about our furniture, built in storage and interior planning for this complete renovation and interior design project. A tour through the residence will be held and we will explain about the solutions that we created for the different spaces for example the kitchen (island), washstand, wardrobe storage and more. We are looking forward to welcoming you to this Amsterdam residence where traditional Japanese craftsmanship and contemporary design come together.

Time & Style offers interior design based on the clients wishes and lifestyle while also harmonizing with the characteristics of the building and neighborhood. If you are renovating your house or interested in interior design, we would like to invite you for this event.

Please send your reservation for the Open House event before November the 4th to info@timeandstyle.nl.
Please note that there are a limited amount places available.

With a special thanks to our client and owner of the property who is making this event possible.


Super-Sonic Jazz Festival

We love music.
TIME & STYLE has been providing live performances with various musicians who played Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical music in our shops since 1998.
Our customers can enjoy live music in our space surrounded by furniture while relaxing on sofas and chairs, where there is no boundary between musician and audience, it is like your favourite musician is playing in your own house. Through music, space is enhanced with a sense of unity and luxury, offering a brand-new experience.

This year we will join Super-Sonic Jazz festival Amsterdam with TIME & STYLE Sessions.
Our shop is one of the locations during the festival (12-17 Nov 2019). Super-Sonic Jazz will present exciting and innovative artists who move within the world of Jazz, combining the influences of traditional Jazz with Soul, Hip Hop, Electronic, Classical and world music. We will present Mr. Honda and Ms. Moriya who came all the way from Japan and we are also proud to announce that Ntjam Rosie, Yannick Hiwat and Ramón Valle will play at our shop. We will keep you updated about the artists and program. Our shop will be open as usual during the events.

Please see the live program and the musicians below.

12 November

Ntjam Rosie  TIME & STYLE Sessions

Open: 16:30 Main program: 17:45 – 18:45

Ntjam Rosie

Dutch-Cameroonian jazz singer Ntjam Rosie’s sounds is a contemporary mix of pop, jazz and soul, influenced by African music. After her studies at the Rotterdam Conservatory, she released her album ‘Elle’, which was nominated for the Edison Jazzism Audience Award. In 2013, 2015 and 2017 she released three records: ‘At The Back of Beyond’, ‘The One’ and ‘Breaking Cycles’, on which her sound is gradually shifting more towards jazz. On the latter one, ‘Breaking Cycles’, Rosie works with Eric Vloeimans and Ronald Snijders. Her new album ‘Start Over Again’ is set for release in February 2020. The first single ‘Start Over Again’ is out now.

13 November


Open: 16:30  Main program : 17:45 – 18:45


MEGAMI is the new musical experience created by bandleader Felix Back; backed by his trusted 4-person rhythm section. MEGAMI draws inspiration from the underground sounds of clubculture, juggling styles like Jazz, House and Brokenbeat whilst infusing it with improvisation and unpredictability. It all results into a sophisticated but raw blend of wild musicality, integrated electronics and nightly rhythms’.

14 & 15 November

Tamaya Honda & Miyuki Moriya  TIME & STYLE Sessions

Open: 16:30  Main program : 17:45 – 18:45

Tamaya Honda

Tamaya Honda was born in Tokyo in 1969 and grew up in a musical family. His parents were pianist Takehiro Honda and singer Chico Honda, and both of his grandfathers were established musicians: saxophonist Sadao Watanabe and drummer Fumio Watanabe. Tamaya began pursuing a career in jazz around 1989 at his father’s recommendation. Self-taught, he combined his practice with the innate talent that had been nurtured by his musical upbringing to create an aggressive, powerful and emotive style that he brought to his mastery of various genres.

In May 1999, an invitation by trumpet player Shunzo Ohno brought him to Hong Kong, where he played for the first time with guitarist Eugene Pao. This performance opened the door for him to play with guitarist Ulf Wakenius at Hong Kong’s Ko Shan Theatre in December 2000, and for performances at the Singapore International Festival in May 2001 and at the Hong Kong City Hall in September of the same year. He also participated in a recording called Hong Kong Meeting, which brought together four musicians from Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and Denmark. These projects allowed him to cooperate with many international musicians.

In March 2001, Tamaya participated in three consecutive album recordings by pianist-led groups: the Junichiro Ohkuchi Trio, the Masabumi Kikuchi Trio and the Kei Akagi Trio. Through this experience, he earned the admiration of three very diverse pianists. December 2003 brought him to the Thailand International Jazz Festival, and he had the opportunity to perform together with local musicians during the tour through Hong Kong, Shenzen and Shanghai. He participated in the NARUYOSHI KIKUCHI DUB SEXTET since 2007.

Recently, he has tended towards active improvisation performances. Amongst his collaborators are Peter Brotzmann, Nils Petter Molvaer, Eivind Aarset, Paal Nilssen-Love, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Ken Vandermark, Mette Rasmussen, Elliott Sharp, Jim O’Rourke, Thomas Morgan, Todd Nicholson, Michiyo Yagi, Yoshihide Otomo and Akira Sakata.

In 2011, Tamaya performed together with Michiyo Yagi at the German Moers Jazz Festival in June and played at the Austrian concert to celebrate Peter Brotzmann’s 70th birthday in November, winning over European jazz fans with his aggressive style.

His long-awaited lead album, Second Country, came out in August 2017, featuring saxophonist Miyuki Moriya and bassist Takashi Sugawa. In October, Tamaya joined forces with budding trumpet player Ruike Shinpei and guitarist May Inoue to produce TAMAXILLE, and his collaboration with pianist Koichi Sato culminated in the release of ICTUS TRIO in January 2018. These projects were followed by three consecutive lead album releases.

Tamaya Honda is the most genre-defying and energetic drummer of our time.

Miyuki Moriya

Born in Kagawa prefecture, Miyuki began playing the saxophone when she joined the wind instruments club at her secondary school. She went on to learn classical saxophone at her college of music, where she first became interested in jazz. After graduation, she moved to Tokyo to study jazz.She performed as a member of the group led by bassist Isao Suzuki and was part of the all-women jazz band BIANCA.

In 2006, her original song Chocolate was included in the omnibus LE CHOCOLATE DE H from label Victor Entertainment. Miyuki made her major debut with the album BIANCA in 2008 through the Teichiku Takumi Note label and received the New National Star award from jazz magazine ADLIB. Her first lead album, Cat’s Cradle, followed in 2010.

In 2017, she participated in the recording for the Tamaya Honda Trio album Second Country. In 2019, she joined the Takehiro Honda Tribute Band to produce the album Save Our Soul. Her original songs are well-known and have been covered by several musicians in Japan.

The past few years have awakened an interest in free jazz, and she has performed with Yosuke Yamashita, Takeo Moriyama and Akira Sakata She also leads a bass-less trio that is reminiscent of the Yosuke Yamashita trio. Her second album is expected to come out at the end of 2019.

17 November

Ramón Valle Super-Sonic Jazz. TIME & STYLE Sessions

Open: 16:30  Main program : 17:45 – 18:45 

Ramón Valle

Ramón Valle was born in Holguin, Cuba in 1962. At 7 years old he began studying the piano at the Escuela Nacional de Arte in his hometown of Holguín. He later completed his advanced studies at the Escuale Nacional de Arte in Havana. After internationally establishing himself on the Jazz festival scene in Mexico, Colombia and Cuba, the great Cuban pianist and founder of Irakere, Chucho Valdés, declared Ramón Valle “The greatest talents among our young pianists”, when introducing Valle’s debut album Levitando in 1993. The title song of the album “Levitando”, his original composition, has since become a well known Cuban anthem around the world.

Ramón Valle is worldwide renowned as ‘the other face of Cuban jazz’. He is a master at intertwining different styles like jazz, classical and his Cuban music heritage. In Europe Valle further developed his own sound by playing together with Marcus Miller, Chucho Valdes and Roy Hargrove. In the Netherlands, where he is currently living, he played with Benjamin Herman and Eric Vloeimans and regularly performs on festivals. Valle recently brought out his 10th album: ‘The Time Is Now,’ recorded with the American trumpet player Roy Hargrove and his trio consisting of bass player Omar Rodriquez Calvo and Jamie Peet on Drums. He stands among the great jazz pianists of his time known for his technical virtuosity, unique improvisational style and charismatic performances.

Venue: TIME & STYLE Amsterdam Marnixstraat 148, 1016 TE Amsterdam

Phone: +31-(0)20-210-3176 eMail: info@timeandstyle.nl


Daichi Takagi “Intuition”

Exhibition period:20 July – 18 August 2019
Opening reception: Saturday 20 July 16:00 – 18:00
Exhibition at TIME & STYLE Amsterdam

During my stay in the Netherlands, I let go of my old creative process and returned to the basics of “seeing” and “painting”.

This new environment challenged me to rethink the way in which I look at and experience things; the distance to Japan made me reconsider Japanese culture, history and my own roots. Following some excellent advice, I discovered how to create “paintings that represent me (as a Japanese man and as an individual)”.

The title of this exhibition embodies one of the most important lessons from the past year. It has been an exercise in how to rely on my intuition.

I hope my work will offer you a glimpse into some elements of who I am: my intuitive search, my struggle and the things I have only just begun to grasp through my observations and paintings.

Marnixstraat 148, 1016 TE Amsterdam | 020 210 3176 | info@timeandstyle.nl | www.timeandstyle.nl
Opening hours: Monday (closed) | Tuesday – Saturday (11:00 –19:00) | Sunday (11:00 –18:00)


Kengo Kuma – Furniture that blends into the surroundings

Furniture that blends into the surroundings
June 22 –– August 18 2019
Exhibition at TIME & STYLE Amsterdam

Friday 26 July 2019
(free entry, no rsvp required)
18:00 – 19:00
Kengo Kuma presentation speech
19:00 –
Reception party


Furniture that blends into the surroundings

I also want tables and chairs to be light and delicate. Such elegant pieces are content to play a supporting role and never attempt to steal the spotlight. The starring roles are performed by our human bodies or by the food or drinks we place on the table. To respect and complement these living entities, I want furniture to be as understated as possible. ̶ Kengo Kuma

Although the architecture of Kengo Kuma has become well-known throughout the world, few people know that he also independently designs almost all of the furniture to accompany his architecture. This will be the first European exhibition of the furniture he has designed for his projects over the last 10 years, which has been commercialized together with Time & Style.

Historically, the greatest architects – Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Alvar Aalto – have comprehensively designed buildings, interiors and furniture all together. In this modern era, Kengo Kuma also aims to design his furniture from scratch, just like the greatest architects of the past, while he is also attempting to make new discoveries in architecture. He is quite a unique person in the field of contemporary architecture, defining and designing both buildings and furniture with a single concept thus creating comprehensive architecture.

A remarkable point of Kengo Kuma’ s furniture design is that he explores the themes of Japanese tradi- tional lifestyle, tools and techniques through his designs. He reinterprets the Japanese lifestyle and traditional skills, creating contemporary furniture design.

We at Time & Style have been working together with Kengo Kuma and Associates since 2009, manufacturing furniture for his many new projects over the last 10 years. His furniture has a good style of design, functionality and durability so that it can be used not only with his own architecture but also more widely in ordinary homes. There have been more ongoing projects over the last 10 years from 2009 to 2019, and a wider variety of furniture has been released including chairs, sofas, tables and coffee tables, achieving further diversity and flexibility.


Kengo Kuma

Born in 1954. A leading Japanese architect, well known for making use of wood and natural materials. Kengo Kuma’s work has been internationally acknowledged and received many prestigious awards. Major projects include Great (Bamboo) Wall (China), Starbucks Coffee at Dazaifutenmangu (Japan), FRAC Marseille (France) and V&A Dundee (Scotland). Kengo Kuma & Associates are also working on the new National Stadium along with Taisei Corporation and Azusa Sekkei (Japan).

*Please mind that due to various circumstances we had to change the date of Kengo Kuma’s presentation speech to the 26th of July 2019 instead of the previously announced 22nd of June 2019. Our apologies if this will cause any inconvenience for you.


TIME & STYLE Amsterdam
Marnixstraat 148, 1016 TE Amsterdam, the Netherlands

+31 (0) 20 210 3176 11:00 – 19:00 Tue – Sat
info@timeandstyle.nl 11:00 – 18:00 Sun
http://timeandstyle.nl Closed on Monday


Special thanks to







Stockholm Furniture Fair

Time & Style will exhibit at the Stockholm Furniture Fair as the first Japanese company, which is the biggest furniture exhibition in Scandinavia. Our challenge to this fair, where new products, materials and trends are gathering from all over the world, will be how to take this opportunity and introduce Japanese culture and traditional techniques to the world, after we started our store in Amsterdam. New cabinets, new chairs and table wares will be displayed. We try to offer the interior lifestyle made from Japanese unique craftsmanship to the visitors from the world.

Event period: February 5 (Tue) – 9 (Sat) of 2019
Venue: Stockholmsmässan 9:00 – 18:00 last day 10:00 – 17:00
TIME & STYLE Exhibition Booth: B 02: 11 Hall B





Ambiente / International Consumer Goods Fair



Ambiente is the biggest international consumer goods trade fair in Frankfurt every year in February. This trade fair is acknowledged as the most important exhibition in the area of consumer goods, showing table wares, kitchen equipment and interior accessories from around the world, creating the space to make business with manufactures, trading companies and designers. Time & Style will exhibit in Ambiente as the one of the booths of “Japan Style”. We hope guests from all over the world will be closer to Japanese culture and traditional techniques through our original furniture and table wares.


Japan Style is a project aimed at transmitting outstanding Japanese products to the world as a part of IFFT (international furniture fair Tokyo) and Ambiente (the world’s largest consumer good international fair held in in Frankfurt). Time & Style is director of Japan style and also joins as an exhibitor.

Event period: February 8 (Fri) – February 12 (Tue)
Venue: Frankfurt International Fairground, Germany 9:00 – 18:00 last day 17:00
(Messe Frankfurt Fairground)
TIME & STYLE Exhibition Booth: Living Hall 8.0 Booth Number: A75




TIME & STYLE will be a satellite venue for MONO JAPAN, a yearly event held in February in Amsterdam.

MONO JAPAN is an exhibition and sales event focused on Japanese crafts and design products. This exhibition is a gathering place for specially selected high-quality products and brands that fit the contemporary European lifestyle, creating a space where the philosophy of Japanese monozukuricraftsmanship and its traditions come to life.

During the event, visitors can also listen to creators and experts discuss the appeal of Japanese MONO(objects) at talk events, visit art exhibitions and experience exhibitors’ MONOzukuricraftsmanship during workshops.


Event period: February 1 (Fri) ~ 3 (Sun)
Main venue: Lloyd Hotel 10:00-18:00
Oostelijke Handelskade 34, 1019 BN Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Satellite venue:
TIME & STYLE 11:00-19:00 *On February 3rd 11:00-18:00
Marnixstraat 148, 1016 TE Amsterdam, the Netherlands



IFFT Interior Lifestyle Living

Period: November 14 (Wed) – 16 (Fri) 2018
Location: Tokyo Big Sight West Hall 2
Zone: JAPAN STYLE / Booth number: F-16

As the director of JAPAN STYLE, Time & Style will also exhibit at the 2018 IFFT / Interior Lifestyle Living. This year, we will exhibit the prototypes for new cabinets and chair designs. We hope to see you there.

IFFT / Interior Lifestyle Living

IFFT / Interior Lifestyle Living was first held in 2008, bringing the concept of Interior Lifestyle to the IFFT (Tokyo International Furniture Trade Fair).
This international trade fair serves as a bazaar for interior design that provides a lifestyle, from Tokyo to the rest of the world.


The JAPAN STYLE project was implemented to promote top class Japanese products to a worldwide audience at Ambiente, the world’s leading International Consumer Goods Fair held in Frankfurt, Germany and the IFFT. It brings together products that demonstrate Japanese traditional techniques and design.


Nobuhiko Tanaka

Japanese modern porcelain exhibition

9 Nov. – 9 Dec. 2018

Opening reception : 10 Nov. 16:00 – 18:00 / Free entry

The artist Nobuhiko Tanaka will be in Time & Style on 9 and 10 Nov.

Address : Marnixstraat 148, 1016 TE Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The works of Japanese ceramist Nobuhiko Tanaka are meticulously created, one by one, to find a place in the lives of modern people. The cups, teapots, pitchers, bowls, plates and vases he makes fulfil the practical necessities of our daily lives. Rather than being limited by lifestyle, interior style or cuisine, these versatile objects lend themselves to being used in a multitude of ways.

Following his activities in the ceramics club at his university, Tanaka studied ceramic techniques at a training school, after which he worked at a ceramics workshop where artisans crafted hundreds of items every day. These experiences led him to open his own studio in 1994. From mixing the clay and glaze to shaping objects on the potter’s wheel, making patterns, glazing and the firing process, Tanaka relies on his skill to create inimitable works. Made on the potter’s wheel, his porcelains are slender, with clear proportions that embody natural curves. When you pick them up, the earthy texture of the clay fits tenderly against your hand in its lightness. The various colours that adorn his work are a product of Tanaka’s sensibility and curiosity. Through the heat of the kiln’s flames, his porcelains become infused with the red and purple of copper, the blue of cobalt and the green and brown of iron. The harmony of colours from different glazes and patterns made with the use of traditional skills combine with the clear proportions to bring functional beauty into modern life.

Time & Style will exhibit 400 works by Nobuhiko Tanaka. Each of them is imbued with his passion for creating beautiful, functional porcelain.


Nobuhiko Tanaka biography

Nobuhiko Tanaka

1966            Born in Tokyo

1990            Graduated from university in Tokyo

1991            Completed studies at ceramics training school

1991-1993   Worked at a ceramics workshop

1993-1995   Worked as a lecturer at a research centre for ceramics in Tokyo

1994            Opened his own studio in Iruma city, Saitama Prefecture

2001-2003   Member of the Japanese Craft Design Association







Shinya Nakazato “Somewhere in Between”

26 May – 29 July 2018


While TIME & STYLE provides commercial space for interior design and products, it also displays contemporary artwork. The premises feature exhibitions of paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations created by artists who continuously produce artwork with a unique perspective, regardless of current trends, including young Japanese and mid-career artists.

Now, TIME & STYLE Amsterdam will host the exhibition “Somewhere in Between” by photographer Shinya Nakazato.

A photograph that resembles a painting at first sight; this rendering holds an allure that can only be expressed through photography.


“An artist working in his studio”

This concept has been the inspiration for my recent work, where I painted fragments of images on glass plates and arranged them in an area, seeking to create a unique pictorial space. Sometimes these spaces contained concrete aspects within a multi-dimensional perspective – the terms ‘diorama’ and ‘still life’ would both be correct in describing them. Photography brought these perspectives together to form one cohesive image.

Lately, I have taken to printing these images and further colouring them with paint. As the representation of a real-life place, the photograph forms a vital structure for the painting, the foundation on which a pictorial space from a different perspective unfolds. By fusing these elements in different layers, I hope to achieve a new form of spatial expression.

Shinya Nakazato


We aim to create a place where Japan, the Netherlands and many other countries truly intersect through real life culture and hope this will lead to the understanding and improvement of life culture for everyone.









1973  Born in Tokyo, Japan

2003  B.F.A. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

2017  Lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan


Solo Exhibitions

2003  Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

2003  Phoenix Gallery, New York City, New York

2004  “Modern Cave” Saishunkan Gallery, Takanawa, Tokyo

2011  ”He said, these things themselves don’t matter at all”, Soh Gallery K3, Tokyo

2014  ”New Photographs” Soh Gallery, Tokyo

2015  ”SUMMER” Soh Gallery, Tokyo

2016  ”Still Life and Abstraction” Soh Gallery, Tokyo




Selected Group Exhibitions

2003  Limner Gallery, New York City, New York

2003  Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, California

2004  Limner Gallery, New York City, New York

2004  Viridian Artists@Chelsea, New York City, New York

2004  Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua, New York

2004  Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences

Loveladies, New Jersey

2006  New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of

Photography, Ebis, Tokyo

2007  New Cosmos of Photography Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of

Photography, Ebis, Tokyo

2008  ”Shashi Sanjushi” (Three Musketeers of Photography), Ganka Gallery, Tokyo

2009  ”Octave 02” Art in Time & Style Midtown Vol.07, Roppongi, Tokyo

2010  ”Shashi Sanjushi” (Three Musketeers of Photography), Ganka Gallery, Tokyo

2011  ”Two Artists” KOGEI Gallery, Tokyo

2016  ”flower/dolce/question” Gallery MARUHI, Tokyo


Awards & Grant

2003  First Place Award, National Juried Competition, Phoenix Gallery

Juror: LILIAN TONE, Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture,

                  Museum of Modern Art, New York

2004  Achievement Award, National Juried Competition,

The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences

Juror: KATHERINE WARE, Curator of Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art

2006  Honorable Mention in the New Cosmos of Photography

2007  Excellence Award Winners in the New Cosmos of Photography


2009  Grant from Pola Art Foundation Staying at a residency

“En Cours” in Paris

Now hiring

We need people who can work together at our store.

Position: Furniture & interior planning staff
· Sales of furniture, tableware, interior and lifestyle products
· Store management assistant, event planning assistant, etc.
· Inventory management, logistics operations, etc.
Requirement: Work experience in interior industry, having interest in Japanese interior, furniture, Japanese culture and tradition.
Language skills: Dutch and English
Employment term: Full-time who can work on weekends
Location of work: Marnixstraat148, 1016TE Amsterdam

If you have an interest, please contact us or send your CV to the following address.

Ryoichi Satake

Time & Style 1st Anniversary

Time & Style Amsterdam First Anniversary

Since opening in March of 2017, we have made use of our location at the historical monument Bureau Raampoort to create a place where Japanese and Dutch cultures intermingle through the display of Japan-made furniture and tableware, contemporary art exhibitions and live music events.

As a token of our gratitude for your continuous support in the past year, we would like to invite you to a two-day music event in celebration of our first anniversary, with performances by Japanese classical pianist Kenji Miura. Here you can enjoy exquisite music, Dutch historical architecture, and Japanese interior design. This is also an opportunity to view our current exhibition of Dutch photographer Cuny Janssen’s beautiful pictures.

We look forward to your visit.


Friday 23 March 2018, Live: 18:00—

Saturday 24 March 2018, Live: 16:30—



Marnixstraat 148, 1016 TE Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Cuny Janssen photo exhibition “Japan Works”

1 March – 29 April 2018

Time & Style is pleased to invite you to the opening reception of Japan Works, photographs by Cuny Janssen at Time & Style in Amsterdam on Saturday 3 March from 4-6 pm. The exhibition was made in close collaboration with andriesse~eyck gallery.

Over the years the Dutch photographer Cuny Janssen (1975) has traveled to picture children and nature in places as diverse as India, Macedonia, Iran, South Africa, Japan, the US, and Italy. In these locations she has found young people who are strikingly individual but who share, no matter their circumstances, a perfection that suggests a common origin. Not afraid of beauty as given, luminous clarity applies both to her pictures of people and of nature. She works with a 4 x 5 inch plate camera and her series resulted in exhibitions and more than 10 photo books. Japan works shows a selection of photographs from the Japanese series Amami and Yoshino.

Amami-Oshima is an island at the southernmost tip of Japan. At the invitation of a Japanese organization for their project “European Eyes on Japan” Cuny Janssen went to Amami in 2007 to portray the children, the landscape and the wilderness of this subtropical island. During a second stay in 2008 she completed the series. It resulted in her photo book Amami.

For at least 1400 years, the Yoshino region, in present-day Nara prefecture, has been considered one of the loveliest parts of Japan. The region has inspired countless authors, and poets in particular. Cuny Janssen visited Yoshino twice, finding inspiration in poetry and prose, chosen and translated by Jos Vos. It resulted in their anthology of Yoshino-related texts and monumental landscapes.

The installation of the modern but timeless objects and furniture from Time&Style and Cuny Janssens’ silent photographs and photo books in this historical building become a dialogue between east and west.

andriesse ~ eyck galerie is an contemporary art gallery located on one of the canals in the centre of Amsterdam and run by art historians Paul Andriesse and Zsa-Zsa Eyck. It represents Dutch and international artists. The gallery is known for its expertise in discovering artists and realizing platforms for them as well as for its broad experience in advisory for collecting art. Cuny Janssen is represented by andriesse ~ eyck galerie.

Joao Driessen Jazz Trio live at TIME & STYLE

Zaterdag 16 december zal het volgende live muziekevenement plaats gaan vinden in onze showroom. Dit keer hebben we voor jullie een energiek jazz trio onder leiding van saxophonist Joao Driessen, en staat het natuurlijk ook helemaal in het teken van kerst!

15:30 – 16:00 Start evenement 
16:00 – 16:45 Optreden
16:45 – 17:30 Naborrel en netwerken

Houd de deze pagina en Instagram in de gaten voor de laatste nieuwtjes!
Hopelijk tot dan.



P.s. Dit evenement is gratis! Wel zouden we je graag willen vragen of je het via Facebook of via een gratis toegangsticket van Eventbrite zou kunnen laten weten als je van plan bent te komen. Er is een beperkt aantal tickets beschikbaar, dus zorg ervoor dat je er op tijd bij bent.


December has come and that means it is time for a new music event!
This Christmassy edition is going to take place on Saturday 16 December and will be provided by an energetic jazz trio led by saxophonist Joao Driessen.

15:30 – 16:00 Start event
16:00 – 16:45 Performance
16:45 – 17:30 Drinks & networking

Keep an eye on this event page and Instagram for the latest updates.
Hope to see you the 16th!



P.s. There is no entrance fee! However, we would like to ask you if you could let us know via Facebook or via a free ticket on Eventbrite if you are planning on joining this event. There is only a limited amount of tickets available, so please make sure you get yours in time.

Kenji Miura Piano Solo Live at TIME & STYLE Amsterdam

Sunday 26 November, boxer and pianist Kenji Miura will come to Amsterdam to play a one-hour set on our Shigeru Kawai Grand Piano. Miura won several prizes at various piano contests all over the world and we are very proud to have him here, in our showroom.

15:30 Start of event
16:00 – 17:00 Performance
17:30 End of event

Feel free to bring friends and family for a relaxed and musical Sunday afternoon.


P.s. There is no entrance fee! However, we would like to ask you if you could let us know via Facebook or via a free ticket on Eventbrite if you are planning on joining this event. There is only a limited amount of tickets available, so please make sure you get yours in time.



Zondag 26 november komt boxer en pianist Kenji Miura naar Amsterdam voor een 1 uur durende set op onze Shigeru Kawai vleugel.
Miura won verschillende prijzen bij diverse pianoconcours over de hele wereld en wij zijn dan ook erg trots om hem hier in onze showroom te mogen hebben!

15:30 Start evenement
16:00 – 17:00 Optreden van Kenji Miura
17:30 Einde evenement

Voel je vrij om vrienden en familie mee te nemen naar deze ongedwongen, relaxte en muzikale zondagmiddag.


P.s. Dit evenement is gratis! Wel zouden we je graag willen vragen of je het via Facebook of via een gratis toegangsticket van Eventbrite zou kunnen laten weten als je van plan bent te komen. Er is een beperkt aantal tickets beschikbaar, dus zorg ervoor dat je er op tijd bij bent.

Now hiring

We need people who can work together at our store.

Position: Furniture & interior planning staff at the store
· Sales of furniture, tableware, interior and lifestyle products
· Store management assistant, event planning assistant, etc.
· Inventory management, logistics operations, etc.
Requirement: Work experience in interior industy, having interest in Japanese interior, furniture, Japanese culture and tradition
Language skills: Fluent English and Japanese (If you can speak Japanese, it is perfect, but it is not necessary)
Employment term: Full-time who can work on weekends
Location of work: Marnixstraat148, 1016TE Amsterdam

Position: Administrative assistant
· Daily accounting work etc.
· Inventory management
· HR management
· Other administrative work
Requirement: Work experience for the administrative work
Language skills: Business English and Japanese (If you can speak Japanese, it is perfect, but it is not necessary)
Employment term: Full-time or Part-time shift
Location of work: Marnixstraat148, 1016TE Amsterdam

If you have an interest, please contact us or send your CV to the following address.

Ryoichi Satake

Bonsai for Modern Life

15 July 2017

2:00PM – 3:30PM

The art of bonsai lies within the careful pruning and cultivation of the tree over a long period of time. We endeavour to create harmony between traditional art, the beauty of our bonsai and our modern lifestyle.
For this occasion we invited Mr. Kato of the famous Kato Manseien garden, with whom TIME & STYLE has a longstanding relationship, to our store in Amsterdam. Mr. Kato will talk about how the philosophy and aesthetics of the bonsai could enhance our modern day life.
If you would like to learn more about bonsai or about the role of plants in modern interiors from a Japanese perspective, then please join us for this special occasion on 15 July from 2:00PM – 3:30 PM at Marnixstraat 148, Amsterdam.
Our staff is looking forward to welcoming you at our store.


Start : 4 pm

Starting June, every second Sunday of the month live music events will be held at TIME & STYLE Amsterdam to provide our visitors with a pleasant and relaxed Sunday afternoon.11 June, 4PM, our music room on the first floor will be filled with the warm and unique sound of the 21-year-old singer songwriter Naomi Snell, whom you might know from Giel Beelen’s 3FM talent show, which she absolutely rocked with her songs ‘No Difference’ and ‘My Own Way’.
Make sure you don’t miss out on this first edition of live music at TIME & STYLE Amsterdam and join us for a drink and some lovely music at Marnixstraat 148.

Iedere tweede zondag van de maand organiseert TIME & STYLE Amsterdam live music events om bezoekers een fijne, relaxte zondagmiddag te kunnen schenken.
Zondag 11 juni staat onze muziekkamer op de eerste verdieping volledig in het teken van de 21-jarige singer songwriter Naomi Snell. Deze jongedame ken je misschien al wel als één van de elf finalisten van Giels Talentenjacht en heeft ze al op menig festival mogen spelen. Ook heeft ze programma’s als De Wereld Draait Door bijgewoond en heeft ze meerdere malen bij 3FM in de studio gestaan.
Met haar warme, unieke stem en haar prachtige gitaarspel weet ze zowel soul- als popnummers feilloos uit te voeren. Dus kom zondag 11 juni langs voor een borrel of een lazy afternoon tea en fijne muziek bij TIME & STYLE Amsterdam.

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