About Yamagiwa

The Art of Lighting

YAMAGIWA, founded in 1923, is the leading Japanese manufacturer of lighting with its Japanese precision and innovative design, by collaborating with acclaimed international designers and architects.

Under the tagline of “The Art of Lighting,” YAMAGIWA has been manifesting beautiful living surroundings and providing unrivalled value to the society through lighting.

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History of Yamagiwa

HISTORY

1923

ESTABLISHMENT

Founded as a wholesale distributor of electrical materials
in Akihabara, Tokyo.

 

1954

ESTABLISHED LIGHTING DEPARTMENT

Started lighting business.

 

1964

ESTABLISHED
LIGHTING BUSINESS DEPARTMENT

Started import business with the partnership
of European and American lighting companies.
In the same year, expanded domestic business targeting
clientele in establishments such as museum,
office, emporium and hotel as business.
In the late 1960, launched YAMAGIWA original collections.

 

1970

ESTABLISHED SUBSIDIARIES

(LD YAMAGIWA LAB., YAMAGIWA TEC., TL YAMAGIWA LAB.)

Established subsidiaries for lighting design and technology.
Introduced architectural lighting to Japan
and produced numerous masterpieces
with producing lighting designers from the lab.

 

1983

OPENED LIVINA

Started retail business with opening LIVINA across Japan
as shops and showrooms with consumers
under the concept of “Living Art”.

 

1992

LICENSED WITH
THE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT FOUNDATION

Started licensed partnership
with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
In 1994, started manufacturing and producing
the Frank Lloyd Wright series.

 

2007

RELEASED MAYUHANA
DESIGNED BY TOYO ITO

Released MAYUHANA designed by Toyo Ito.
YAMAGIWA has been producing collaboration items
with over 70 designers and architects in the world since late 1960.

 

2013

MERGED WITH
THE MARUWA GROUP

Merged with the MARUWA group to produce
the lighting fixture with their specialty in the development
of LED resources and light quality accordingly.

 

2020

CREATED THE TAGLINE
“THE ART OF LIGHTING”
BASED ON OUR NEW
CORPORATE VISION

 

2023

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Partnership
with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Frank Lloyd Wright collection includes representations of the original masterpieces of legendary architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.


In 1955, Frank Lloyd Wright began to license his works, creating original designs for the Taliesin Ensemble of products in partnership with leading design brands.

Beginning with that original work and continuing today, Frank Lloyd Wright licensed products represent refined style, through the expression of the integral relationships between the natural and the man-made, and between material and design.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, the organization founded to preserve Wright’s legacy from the past to the future, started producing his past work as products commercially in 1985.


YAMAGIWA is qualified by the Foundation as a manufacturer and a mass producer of Wright’s lighting fixtures. Being evaluated as a reputable company with high precision Japanese wood processing technology, craftsmanship, and skilled artisans, YAMAGIWA was officially commissioned to be a licensee in 1992.


After a long time of traversing, researching, and thoroughly examining original Wright’s lighting fixtures in America with the full cooperation of the Foundation, YAMAGIWA accomplished its first launch in 1993.

 

Today, YAMAGIWA has collaborated with acclaimed Japanese architects and designers to reinterpret TALIESIN® designs and launch new products.

YAMAGIWA has been manufacturing in Japan and exporting worldwide for 30 years ever since the approval under the Foundation.

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