Now in its 26th year, TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK continues to be the place for businesses, designers, embassies, organizations and galleries to exhibit their creative works and announce their ideas. Taking over Meiji Jingu Gaien as their Main Venue, this event expands into the city of Tokyo with their series of events involving Shop Exhibitions and filling up Aoyama area with over 70 shops, galleries and cafes. Under the theme “Love for Earth, People and Objects”, this year’s Tokyo Designers Week will be providing a wide range of creativity including design and contemporary art, music and workshops and will not only be beneficial for the professionals in the existing field but also for any group of people from children to adults.
Overview of TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK2011
Show Dates: November 1st to 6th, 2011
Venue & Address:
Main Venue) 2-3 Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0013、
Shop Exhibition) Registered stores, cafes & galleries in Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm *closes at 6pm on 6th
Shinanomachi Station & Sendagaya Station of Chuo/Sobu Line (JR) Gaienmae Station of Ginza Line (Tokyo Metro)Aoyama Icchome Station of Ginza, Hanzomon or Oedo Line (Tokyo Metro)Kokuritsu Kyogijo Station of Oedo Line (Tokyo Metro)
Tickets can be purchased in advance for 2000 JPY or register on the door for 2500 JPY
Born in Munich, Germany 1973. Graduated Weimar Bauhaus University, Diploma. AA School of Architecture in London, Masters. From 2004 until 2008, he worked for Toyo Ito & Associates, as lead architect for numerous projects such as Ghent Forum for music, Dance and Visual Culture Competition in Belgium, the Taichung Metropolitan Opera House in Taiwan, and the Market Street Tower project in Singapore. In 2009 He founded Florian Busch Architects. Based in Tokyo, FBA draw on a worldwide network of expert consultants, architects and engineers, accumulating several decades of experience in the field of building.
Environmental Design Tent is a new exhibition space combining environment, design and art. Companies, embassies, charities and professional designers are welcome to promote their activities to visitors.We aim to help foster new connections between business and the public. This year, we will also hold the StudentExhibition Plus for undergraduates, working designers, and members of the public.
2011 will be the 9th year of the TDW "Container Exhibition". The constraints of a shipping container are a unique and challenging opportunity for creativity. Using sounds, light, darkness, smell and touch, designers can create immersive and interactive experiences.
This year we will introduce "Student Exhibition Plus", including eight creative disciplines: Architecture, interior design,product design, graphic design,fashion design, textile design,media art and fine art. Open to everyone, from undergraduates,professional designers, high school students and the general public.
The symbol of TDW; The TDW DOME comes in three different sizes this year. 90 feet (30 meter diameter), 44 feet and 36 feet. The domes will hold music events, forums and award ceremonies. The 90 feet dome can hold 400 seats or 1200 people standing.The 44 feet and 36 feet domes can be used as special exhibition spaces for companies and designers.
TDW ART had a big impact last year. For 2011, we will organize a contemporary art exhibition with top Japanese galleries, "Outsider" art exhibition curated by Katsuhiko Hibino, and "art × design" products section. These art exhibitions are produced exclusively for TDW visitors.
This is the series of exhibitions held within registered Stores, Galleries and Cafes in Tokyo surrounding the Aoyama area. There will be a stickers collecting event involving the Shop Exhibition this year, where visitors collect Love stickers created by Tokyo Illustrators Society by visiting the exhibition sites in the participating Shops, Galleries and Cafes. The exhibitors of Shop Exhibition will also be holding Special Exhibitions and Lottery Events in the Main Venue of Tokyo Designers Week.