ABOUT Aquvii

- Concept -


Based on the “gifts” of the antiques, vintage parts, and inspirations that we have collected by traveling all over the world, we design and create items with a twist that makes people smile. The brand name “Aquvii,” which translates to “yawning” in Japanese, encompasses our wish that a smile would gradually pass from person to person.

- Sincerely -




たまたま手にしてくれた人が、あれ?みたいな違和感とか、 クス!と笑ってもらったりとか、あ〜!みたいな苦笑いとか。




アンティークやビンテージに埋もれながら、 出来上がったばかりの新たなデザインが、そのまま店頭に並ぶ事も。



Aquvii 川辺恭造 2021年8月8日

I was traveling like a backpacker moving from city to city, always on the lookout for the flea markets.

Holding a vintage item or local artwork in my hands, and thinking how perfect gift it will be for someone special, I couldn’t resist buying what I felt connected to. Unable to carry everything that I’ve purchased, I kept sending packages to Japan from local post offices.

Back then, writing an e-mail wasn’t as common as it is now. Realizing that I want to spend the rest of my life doing something similar to the act of “writing a letter,” I opened a store in 2005.

I started making original products with the wish to share the same feeling of finding the object that rings your heart.

Items that I’ve made gradually traveled to many places, from my friends’ stores to shops in foreign cities.

When you come across my products, I hope they will make you smile and go “wait, what?” then “ah I see!” noticing the playful twist.

Creating this kind of precious moment is the reason for everything here at Aquvii.

And our story continues to 2020, which will probably make a page on our history book for many reasons.

Realizing the need for spontaneity, we made a little hideout shop somewhere in Tokyo without publicizing its address.

You can meet everyone at our shop with an atelier where we all laugh during tea time, hide in a secret room, and think about the next fun projects.

Tucked between the antiques and vintages, you might find a freshly made new design.

Wondering “Who is going to knock on that door today?” we look forward to seeing you here someday.

Kyozo Kawabe / Aquvii / August 8, 2021

- History -

2005 代官山に「Aquvii」オープン
2010 渋谷店「AquviiTOKYO」オープン
2012 代官山店「Aquvii」移転オープン
2014 Paris展示会「Maison&Object」出展
2016 マーケットイベント「RAWTOKYO」スタート
2018 NY展示会「NYNOW」出展スタート
2019 シェアショップ「SAMVA」オープン
2021 秘密基地「Aquvii」都内某所にオープン

2005 Opened Aquvii in Daikanyama
2010 Opened AquviiTOKYO in Shibuya
2012 Relocated Aquvii in Daikanyama
2014 Exhibited at Maison&Objet in Paris
2016 Started the market evet RAWTOKYO in Aoyama
2018 Started exhibiting at NYNOW in NYC
2019 Opened the shared shop SAMVA in Daikanyama
2021 Opened Aquvii hideout shop somewhere in Tokyo