Ranging from tableware, drinkware, to interior items, the Kinto collections are developed with an aim to propose a thoughtful and comfortable lifestyle. The Japanese brand value simplicity and subtle elegance; their products are designed to integrate harmoniously with the surrounding space while adding a unique touch.
Kinto was established in 1972 by Hideo Koide, originally as a wholesaler for porcelain and ceramic tableware. Based out of Shiga, Japan the company was and remains to this day and family owned business with the sons of Hideo Koide proudly continuing the legacy.
From the mid-1980’s to 2000’s, Kinto imported and distributed European tableware and glassware in Japan. From around the mid-1990’s, Kinto began developing their own line of products, recognising a growing demand for tableware that fit into a modern lifestyle. In 2016, Kinto opened its first subsidiary in Europe. In 2019, a subsidiary was established in the US, and flagship stores were opened in Los Angeles in Tokyo.