About us

We see the beauty in high-quality products that tell a story, a story about you, the craftsmen who made it, and the Japanese way of life. In bridging Japan’s artisans with the world, we hope to share the essence of simple luxury and help keep generations of tradition alive.

With an ecosystem that cycles around raising awareness through the stories we tell, tying demands for real Japanese crafts to the craftsmen who make them, and investing in the next generation, we’ve created a sustainable way for craftsmen to continue their work.

Delivering on our core values of being ethical, functional, lasting and sustainable, POJ Studio is a story of connection, of time, and paring down to the importance of personal touch.

Photo by Yuya Hoshino

Get in touch

If you feel a connection to what we do, who we are, want to collaborate or simply want to say hi, please reach out to us at any time.

The Founders

Designers by trade with roots in Japan, the co-founders aim to become a bridge between worlds: Japan and the west, digital and analogue, traditional and modern living.

Tina Koyama

Co-Founder & CEO

Born and raised in Switzerland, Tina’s Japanese mother taught her a deep appreciation for the culture through all facets of life. Having an architect as a father and her mother, a crafts woman at heart, she was exposed to design from early on. Tina started building digital things since 12 years old and found a way to combine her passion for tech and design pursueing a career as a product designer in Tech.

Tina has since worked in Tokyo and Silicon Valley accumulating over a decade of experience in building products focused on customer needs. Building ditital products in a fast paced Silicon Valley made her long for lasting quality, haptic experiences and a ways to give back. When her mother took her to meet artisans across Japan she learned that many of the artisans struggled to survive. These encounters became the reason to start POJ Studio.