Spreading the Fascination of Tiles Worldwide


TAJIMI CUSTOM TILES was launched by X’S Corporation under the creative direction of David Glaettli. It is the company’s platform from which to create unique, innovative tiles from customer designs, specifically for international architects and interior designers.

X’S was founded in 1994 by its CEO Masashi Kasai, who strongly believes tiles made in Tajimi have huge market potential. X’S operates globally, and unlike other trading companies, it has its own in-house laboratory facilities where tile prototypes can be developed and tested. This allows X’S to offer competitive pricing, and products in small quantities.
In combination with a network of local manufacturers, the company’s in-house laboratories create a unique manufacturing environment with short lead times, stable supplies and high-quality output.
X’S has also taken the initiative to enhance environmental sustainability by developing a system to recycle incineration slag into new tiles, thereby reducing

Our creative director, David Glaettli firmly believes that tiles have a special role in enhancing the quality of architectural spaces. He was born in Switzerland in 1977, and studied industrial design in Milan and Lausanne. Since 2008 he has been based in Japan.  Today, his company Glaettli Design Direction Ltd.  is based in Tokyo. David’s careful advice and skilful art direction are based on dispassionate questioning of all issues relating to design and manufacturing, support of local crafts and small industries, and the securing of international design talent to create innovative products. David is also creative director of the brands KARIMOKU NEW STANDARD and Sumida Contemporary, and design director for 2016/ Arita.