The idea of Syn was originally conceived by Nick Wood and Simon Le Bon back in 1988. But it wasn’t until Nick met Naoko Hyuga in Tokyo three years later when the concept became a reality and Syn was born as one of the first international music production companies in Japan.
Our first studio had barely enough room for equipment and staff, so as business expanded, so did our location.
In 1996, Marc Newson, one of the most successful industrial designers of our time, created a unique space for us in Azabu-Juban. This was our home for 12 years and attracted many high profile artists and directors, for which we produced music for films, commercials and corporate branding. This was also where our own music publishing company, record label, entertainment team and creative division were born.
In 2008, our studio moved to the fashionable area of Nakameguro. Of course, we couldn’t resist asking Marc Newson to help with the design of the four floors. The office included a recording studio, a cafe with a DJ booth, and a conference room with a one-off Marc Newson table.
Syn has moved to a new office space in Harajuku!