About Us

SMP = SPACE M PROJECTS (Our company name)

SMP = STYLE MEETS PEOPLE (Our retail store) 

 

We started our business in New York City, the place where different cultures co-exist, and open-mindedness and diversity are celebrated. Our working relationship with artists, designers, artisans, and other creatives, is always fresh and stimulating. Their products and creations reflect their lifestyles and timeliness.

 

Since our founding, we’ve consistently proposed lifestyle choices. We operated as buyers of clothing, accessories, and interior accessories for the Japanese market, and we worked in licensing and exporting/importing business.

Starting in 1999, we developed our original bath and home fragrance brand SMP.  We also introduced both Japanese and U.S. products and engaged in import/export operations participating at principle U.S. trade fairs.

 

Through these experiences, we have had the opportunity to offer service unique to SMP’s artistic sense and viewpoint to Japanese, U.S., and European companies in ordering, merchandising, and product-planning-and-development consulting. 

 

Starting in 2007, we entered a retail business with STYLE MEETS PEOPLE. With the theme “High-Quality Leisure Time,” our retail brand introduces consumers through coordination and styling to SMP original bath and home fragrances, furniture, and interior accessories, tableware, clothing, and other accessories, all with careful attention to materials, quality, and design. We also host events that featured approachable art for personal space and with textile design evoking seasonal colors.

 

SMP will continue to provide product design, sales, and consulting services with our goal: communication with those who resonate and share our sense of style. 

 

 

Company History

05/1986

Founded SPACE M PROJECTS, INC in New York

04/1993

Established a Japanese branch of the U.S. company in Daikanyama, Tokyo

10/1998

Moved the branch to Minami-Azabu, Tokyo and started its business as an office/showroom

12/1998

Founded a Japanese corporation, SPACE M PROJECTS JAPAN, Co, Ltd. in Hiroo, Tokyo

09/1999

Started product planning and development of the original brand of bath&home fragrances, “SMP”.

04/2001

Began wholesale of bath/home fragrance and interior accessory-related products in U.S./Canadian markets

04/2001

Exhibited for the first time at EX.TRACTS (A trade show of aroma & personal care related products) in New York

01/2002

Exhibited for the first time at the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) – “Accent on Design”

04/2003

Upon opening the showroom, moved the New York corporate office to 225 Fifth Avenue

08/2003

Awarded the Best Allover Collection at NYIGF– “Accent on Design”

10/2004

Opened an experimental retail space, “SMP Lab/Shop + Gallery,” within our Hiroo, Tokyo showroom

08/2005

Moved the New York corporate office and to 7 West 34th Street

05/2006

Exhibited for the first time at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) held in New York

06/2006

Exhibited for the first time in Interior Lifestyle Exhibition

08/2006

Restarted the SMP Lab/Shop + Gallery in the conventional form of Showroom

03/2007

Opened STYLE MEETS PEOPLE as a directly managed retail store in Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi

03/2007

Began marketing and selling furniture as Japanese wholesale importer and distributor of BDDW (NY)

02/2009

Moved the Japanese Corporation, SPACE M PROJECTS JAPAN, Co, Ltd. to Roppongi in Tokyo

02/2009

Exhibited for the first time in AMBIENTE (Frankfurt)

08/2011

Opened a time limited Pop-up shop on the 2nd Floor (International Floor) of Matsuya Ginza.

09/2018

Started selling the original furniture of SMP brand

 

​SMP / Space M Projects, LTD., Japan

8-13-19-216​ Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo,

107-0052 Japan

tel:   03-6674-6192
fax : 03-5413-3706

email: infojp@smpstyle.com

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