It is already 10 years since I started introducing Italian Joe Colombo's,
who passed away at the young age of 41, designs in Japan. One of these classics is Boby Wagon.
I do not believe in buying design because of the designer's name but because of finding the item itself appealing.
That is the point where the learning process starts: first about the designer and thereafter possibly purchasing his/hers other items for a collection.
No matter what, the first move is to pick up a product.
There is a whole wide world of design to introduce, and that is what we want to do.
I am most fascinated by designers who have remained in history by managing to create something that lasts long even after they have passed away.
With that fascination, already twenty years has passed.
That is also the kind of design I wish to introduce to other people.
The products that we introduce are not receiving admiration only in Japan but have gained appreciation abroad. I believe the reason is having a sense for history and fairness.
We are looking forward to the next step and hope that you are, too.

Metropolitan Gallery, Inc.
Yuji Shimotsubo

Company Outline

Metropolitan Gallery Inc.
31st, March, 1993
Head Office
6-18-2, Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004, JAPAN
TEL : +81-(0) 3-5777-5938
FAX : +81-(0) 3-5777-5340
Yuji Shimotsubo
Business Outline
Import and Export of interior Goods, Production of Original Furniture, Retail and Wholesale of Product Design Furniture, Interior Goods and Japanese Handicrafts.


Mar. 1993
Metropolitan Gallery Ltd. is established.
Apr. 1994
Interior shop 'Metropolitan Gallery' is open in Sapporo.
Oct. 1998
Product development department and Wholesales department are launched as 'Metropolitan Products'.
Sep. 2000
Online shop is open.
Aug. 2002
The shop name is changed from 'Metropolitan Gallery' to 'METROCS'.
Mar. 2003
The company is changed from limited to corporation.
Apr. 2003
'Tokyo office' is open as base of operations.
May 2003
The branch shop 'METROCS TOKYO' is open at Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Mar. 2007
The online shop is moved from Sapporo office to Tokyo.
Feb. 2008
'Metropolitan Products' is moved from Sapporo office to Tokyo, and the name is changed to 'Wholesales Div.'
Feb. 2009
Sapporo office is separated, and head office is moved to Tokyo office.
Mar. 2010
'Overseas Div.' is launched specialized for exporting.
Apri. 2013
Product development department is separated and launched as 'Product Administration Div.'




METROCS, which specializes in European and Japanese product design, is located close to the Tokyo Tower.

6-18-2, Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004
Opening Hours 12:00-18:00(Mon-Fri) 12:00-19:00(Sat)(Closed on Wed., Sun. and Public holidays)
TEL : +81-(0) 3-5777-5866
FAX : +81-(0) 3-5777-5868


METROCS Overseas Sales Div.

METROCS Overseas Sales Div.(wholesale outside Japan)

The overseas sales Division specializes in exporting Japanese design products to shops outside Japan.

6-18-2, Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004
Opening Hours 10:30-19:00(Mon-Fri) 11:00-19:00(Sat)(Closed on Sundays and Public holidays)
TEL : +81-(0) 3-5777-4787
FAX : +81-(0) 3-5777-5340


METROCS Wholesales

METROCS Wholesales Div.(wholesale inside Japan)

The Wholesales Division specializes in distributing Japanese and European design products to interior design shops all over Japan.

6-18-2, Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004
Opening Hours 10:00-18:00 (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays)
TEL : +81-(0) 3-5777-4787
FAX : +81-(0) 3-5777-5340


METROCS Online Shop

METROCS Online Shop

The online shop offers a selection of Japanese and European product design masterpieces and present Japanese modern handicrafts.

6-18-2, Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004
Closed on Sundays and Public holidays(Telephone service hours: 10:00-18:00.)
TEL : +81-(0) 3-5777-5866
FAX : +81-(0) 3-5777-5340