Hallo, My name is Iacopo Torrini: I am an italian architect living in Japan since 1998. I have a great passion for traditional japanese architecture and I worked for 3 years for a well known architectural office involved in restoration of heritage buildings in the Kansai area. I tried to get involved as much as possible in site management and I got the opportunity to learn directly from skilled craftsmen: carpenters, furniture makers, plasterers, thatched roof builders and so on. Needless to say this experience changed my life: be surrounded by natural materials is such a beautiful experience that I wanted to transmit it to my fellow foreigners who have the taste to appreciate it. As many acquaintances asked me about natural japanese products, I begun exporting hinoki tubs from year 2002.
Our tubs are produced with hinoki wood from the Kiso Valley (Nagano pref. – central Japan). We purchase the material and order the manufacture directly to craftsmen I have known for years. By doing so we can offer low cost and high quality for the following reasons:
no risk, low stock and low runinng expenses
constant price comparison of different craftsmen and lumberyards
third party quality check
The manufacture takes place three small ateliers in Chiba prefecture, near Tokyo. Our warehouse in Maihama (Tokyo) is conveniently located 20min. from Tokyo port and 40min. from Narita airport.
My main business is a first class registered architect design office called “dodici-dodici“. We started to export bathtubs in year 2000.
Since february 2009, Japanese wooden bathtub manufacture and export is handled thru BARTOK DESIGN JAPAN Co. This company is incorporated in Japan as a “kabushiki gaisya” (stock company):
Company president: Iacopo Torrini
Number of employees: 3
Social capital: 1,000,000 yen (about 10,000 US$)
Export value of hinoki products in 2016: 400,000 US$
Address: 3-6-2 Kitano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Japan 650-0002
tel (+81)-90-820-512-00 • fax (+81)-78-262-7151
mail: japan *at* bartokdesign.com