Since its establishment in 1981, AXIS Magazine has taken design to be a driving force behind culture, communication and business as well as form.
Design has recently been proclaimed as a socially important endeavor, and we will continue to consider it from various directions. We will be exploring and proposing new social relations and lifestyles to our creative readers engaged in shaping the times in which we live.
“Design has an element of fun that can bring dreams and joy to people’s lives. Design has the creative power to solve actual problems in the real world. It is our hope that society will become imbued with an environment that engenders excellent design, where new ideas and forms are born and a superior culture of daily living takes shape.
AXIS Inc. is working actively to this purpose using the AXIS Building in Roppongi, Tokyo—the center of the creative industries—as a creative base for design proposals. [We] also provide original design promotion, informing greater society about concepts and information about the leading edge.
AXIS Inc. provides building and retail planning and operation that introduces excellent design to consumers via shops and showrooms. AXIS Inc. also offers a design development and consulting practice to answer the various needs of client companies. These three unique projects serve as our base from which we make valuable design proposals that will have an effect on the lifestyles of the general public. We […] employ that creativity and spare no effort in our daily endeavors to become a central hub from which to contribute to the realization of a society where design matters.” (From: AXIS website)