Corporate profile (August 1, 2013)

Trade name VAGRÉ
Name of Company VAGRIÉ Ltd.
Location

Office:  Yotsubashi-Nagahachi Bldg. 3F, 1-7-4, Kita-Horie,
Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, 550-0014
Tel. 06-6543-0369 Fax. 06-6543-0375
email: office@vagrie.jp
Shop:  Yotsubashi-Nagahachi Bldg. 2F, 1-7-4, Kita-Horie,
Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, 550-0014
Tel. 06-6533-2349
email: shop@vagrie.jp 

Online Shop: Tel. 06-6533-0337 Email:onlineshop@vagrie.jp

URL http://www.vagrie.jp/
Date of establishment November 16, 1981
Business activities Planning, manufacturing, and sales of bags and fancy goods,
and associated business
Officers Tetsuo Seki
Yukihito Masuura
Retail Shop VAGRIÉ Osaka Slow space
History
  • November 16, 1981  Established "VAGRIÉ V" at Yotsubashi, Osaka Nishi-ku
  • 1983  Opened VAGRIÉ corner at Matsuya Ginza
  • July 1, 1986  Established VAGRIÉ Ltd.
  • 1987  Held "Playing with Crocodiles" gallery exhibition at Wako, Osaka
  • 1991 to 1992  Held "VAGRIÉ's 10th Anniversary Exhibition" at Azabu Industrial art gallery and Kobe Orchid court.
  • December, 1990  Opened VAGRIÉ corner at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi
  • 1996  Recorded annual turnover of more than 200 million yen, and increased the number of wholesaler to 50 stores.
  • 2002  Office relocation
  • October, 2003  Opened a new retail shop (VAGRIÉ Slow Space)
  • 2007 Produced "Brand book" in commemoration of its 25th anniversary
  • November, 2010  VAGRIÉ's 30th anniversary
  • August, 2011  Opend the online shop

<Profile>

Tetsuo Seki, Chairman

Born in 1951. After working for a design studio, he became a freelance copywriter/planner. Established a private limited company "Office Seki" in 1990. He engaged in planning and advertisements of various international brands in 1970s. Also, got involved in planning image strategies for a major department store. (<Award History> Asahi Advertising Award, Mainichi Advertisement Design Prize, Nikkei Advertising Award, and Yomiuri Merc Award, etc.)
Cooperated to Yukihito Masuura's Michelangelo project since 1999. Managed SEKI Gallery since 2000.

Yukihito Masuura, President

Born in 1963. He had been aimed to be a photographer since his childhood, went to France in 1981. Became an assistant to Mr. Guy Bourdin of Vogue (Paris) in 1983. Won the Salon d'Automne in 1987. Since then, he got permissions to shoot the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, the Paris Museum of Modern Art, etc.. 31 pieces of his works designated as permanent collections of the National Library of France in 1998. Held "GENESIS" (the Michelangelo best picture collection) exhibition in the Michelangelo art museum in Florence in the autumn of 2002 and in Japan from 2003 to 2004.
Since 2006, started shooting shrines and temples of historical significances under the theme of "Pilgrimage of old temples in Heisei-era", "Bunraku" and "Noh", Japanese traditional performances.