Brigitte Tanaka is a French-Japanese duo of designers.
In a general way, their creative work is centered on the misappropriation of everyday objects.
These objects often come from French or Japanese culture, and may have crossed the ages.
Through their new playful approach, they are kind of brought back to life.
Each brand explores a singular idea around this main concept.
After 20 years of creating and 10 years in sales and distribution, Brigitte Tanaka offers consulting services.
Creation and design : Jewelry, fashion accessories and décor from conception & drawing to prototypes.
Production : Production management for third-party brands through our manufacturer’ network (France, Japan, Italy).
Collabs : Collaboration possibilities for products combining Brigitte Tanaka’s spirit with another brand.
Tailor-made atelier : Leather, ceramic, jewelry and fabric personalization with our artisanal and traditional technics.
Brigitte studied at La Villa Arson before creating Missbibi, a brand miniaturizing Victorian jewelry items. With Chieko, she continues to develop her passion for misappropriation but in other forms of fashion accessories.
Chieko, originally from Tokyo, is passionate about design and French culture. Her romantic and feminine universe gives their refinement to Brigitte's conceptual ideas.
18 rue Saint-Roch, Paris 1st
The shop is located at the corner of rue St-Roch and rue St-Honoré, in Paris. It is also Robespierre's former hairdressing salon. Today, it houses the Brigitte Tanaka's know-how and reflects the authenticity of their universe. Adjacent to the church of St-Roch, the decoration of this place plays with the codes of this linked building, and it thus becomes a work in its own right of the two creators.
Currently their duo declines the products in 6 concepts :
Ready Made Products is fashion accessories directly diverted from objects from our everyday life. The duo selects our own personal belongings and gets them out of their usual context to sublimate them as ready-to-wear contemporary accessories.
Twisted Antics is Jewelry and decorative objects created from antiques. This brand features vintage objects in limited edition, to which the duo gives a new breath.
Missbibi is semi-precious jewelry in the shape of mini Victorian objects.
Paris x Tokyo is co-editions of fashion accessories born and inspired from the creative union of France and Japan’s capital cities. Ready-to-wear and quality leather goods with unique blue, white and red colors. Color mix of the French and Japanese flags.
My Unique Present is a selection of products ready to be personalized. The use of ancient technics such as hot leather stamping, ceramic firing and fabric embroidery guarantees unique gifts.
"A cabinet of curiosities that fits in a handkerchief (...)"