Aero Concept was founded in 2003 and grew out of the philosophy, skill and passion of its creator, Keiichi Sugano. These beautiful and practical objects are testament to Sugano’s art and creativity – from taking an image in his head to using his hands and vision to bring together materials and tools to make it a reality.
Aero Concept has its roots in a small precision engineering company, based in a quiet suburb of Tokyo specialising in component parts for Boeing and Airbus airplanes and for the high speed bullet trains. Such clients require the highest quality materials worked to an exacting level of precision. Keiichi Sugano, born in Tokyo in 1951, took over the company from his grandfather who had been appointed chief builder for the replacement of the copper roof on Osaka Castle in 1931.
Aero Concept stands out for its fanatical devotion to the production of each individual item, working by hand to create components with a precision that is impossible on a production line. This is the heritage behind the Aero Concept products, created with the vision and passion of a master craftsman.
The brand evolved naturally and Bentleys introduction to Aero Concept came on a visit to Tokyo in 2007. “It was truly inspirational to see the Japanese attention to detail and their obsession with quality and finesse. It was great to find people with a real understanding and appreciation of craftsmanship”, says Tim Bent, owner of Bentleys.
Aero Concept is available exclusively through Bentleys and their department at Gieves and Hawkes.
Aero Cocept was featured in the Financial Times “How to spend it” magazine: