The ideal public space for KOTOBUKI is one that everyone can enjoy, that is safe and that will last for generations. “Creating comfortable spaces that everyone can enjoy” has been the philosophy that has guided KOTOBUKI’s activity since its beginnings. To this end, safety and quality are essential. As a creator of public spaces, KOTOBUKI’s mission is to meet the requirements related to the strength, durability, comfort and safety of seating; always with the best finishes.
High quality seating is indispensable in public spaces such as auditoriums and theatres, where people from different backgrounds share the same cultural activity; in arenas and stadiums, where they share the same passion; and in educational facilities, where ergonomics is essential for the education of the next generation.
The need for durable and safe seating is universal. Responding to people’s need to feel safe, KOTOBUKI creates comfortable seating in the belief that “peace of mind is the foundation of well-being”. Both space and equipment are directly related to the quality, and the comfort that the spectator experiences when attending a cultural or social event. Ours is an evolved form of excellence.
When KOTOBUKI was founded in 1914, international trade and imports of European products were the only way to satisfy the needs of the Japanese people in this area. With the development and manufacture of seats for the University of Tokyo and the Imperial Hotel, with the highest level of finishing, comfort, design and durability, the philosophy of KOTOBUKI was born, which has allowed a company created in Japan to grow with order and serenity, to become the most important group in the world, dedicated to the design and manufacture of seats for public spaces. Today, the fourth generation of the FUKASAWA family continues to work in the company with a commitment to the continuous improvement of its technical and production solutions.
In the early 1950s, KOTOBUKI was a pioneer in the design and manufacture of telescopic bleachers and seats adapted to them, in response to the need to make profitable use of space and as a result of the high cost of land in Japan. A solution that allowed different uses in the same space.
The telescopic grandstand was introduced by KOTOBUKI in Europe in the early 1980s, although it did not become popular as a solution until 15 years later. Today, multi-purpose hall systems have evolved into a broader spectrum of solutions, not only in the cultural field, but also in the application of these systems in other areas such as education, congress centers and sports facilities. Fully automated solutions that incorporate the best of the applicable technologies in their operation, with the aim of achieving safe and durable products that are also easy to handle.