TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK first started as “Designers’ Saturday” in 1986 and was renamed as “TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK” 1997 as an international design event that gathers the excellent architecture, interior, product design, graphic design and art from all over the world. Since 2005, the event established its central venue at Meiji Jingu Gaien Mae (in front of Meiji-Jingu Memorial Picture Gallery) attracting more than 100,000 visitors every year. TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK 2014 will take place from October 25th to November 3rd, with 4 main themes—Design, Art, Fashion, Music - offering more than 20 programs and events for 10 days. Corporations, organizations, embassies, schools and individual creators will welcome all visitors with a variety of exhibitions and performance here in Tokyo.
Date: Oct. 25th (Sat) - Nov. 3rd (Mon・Holiday), 10 days
Time: 11:00–21:00 (22:00 on the last day)
Venue: 2-3 Kasumigaoka , Tokyo
Meiji-Jingu Gaien Mae (Central Venue), SHOPs around the Metropolitan Area
Expected Visitors:120,000 people (estimate) *101,790 people (2012/7 days)
JR 「Shinanomachi Station」Chuo Line , JR 「Setagaya Station」 Sobu Line
「Gaien Mae」 Ginza Line
「Aoyama Ichome」Ginza/Hanzomon/Oeda Line
「Kokuritsu Kyogijo」Oedo Line
TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK 2014 continues developing as a design festival aiming to gather all sorts of creativity into a 'Creative, Festival'. As all sorts of creativity are crossing borders now, the event has surpassed its boundaries and aims to broaden the experience of possibilities in the future of design and art further more. Not only design and art-related individuals, we create an access point between design and all people, regardless age and nationality. TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK spreads everyone's design and as everyone's art.
Chairman of 'VELVETA DESIGN'. Hasegawa graduated from Kuwasawa Design School. After working for a construction company and a design firm, she established 'VELVETA DESIGN OFFICE TOKYO' in 2004. Hasegawa works in various fields based on the theme “designing the atmosphere”. One of her latest work is the "OMOTESANDO Illumination"/"IKSPIARI Christmas"/"OMOTESANDO HILLS FAÇADE RENEWAL"/"Ginza Christmas(KIBOU-NO-TUBASA)"/"NISSAN Design Center Board Room". She was also one of the three leading female designers/artists of the next generation at Mazda Demio New Target EXPO. Awards: Display Design Awards, etc.
TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK’s main content. The TDW TENT exhibition gathers 120,000 people with highly sensitive opinions in the creative field, creating a forum for the promotion of various companies and products. Visitors include manufactures, buyers, various media, people in the design industry who can become incubators. An international creative marketing event with two faces. 'Business to Business' , by matching between new business partners, and 'Business to Consumer', by allowing the encounter with the consumenrs, the real life trend setters.
A unique venue by TDW that utilizes cargo containers, the Container Exhibition is highly popular.It aims to brand and promotes through completed independent and individualistic space of containers. Moreover, visitors are charmed by the exhibition, which is possible only here at TDW, such as the interactive art of where people can participate, colorful special installation and the media art which made full use of projectors. Celebrating its 10thyear, this year we plan to organize special exhibition by industry leading designers, new pricing etc to make it the best ever.
The 2 different types of individual tents allows a new and original presentation. The outside can be designed to preference. As it is an individual original space, the area can be used for other than exhibiting. The usage of sound, lights, performances and invitations are also allowed.
Celebrating its 14thyear, the School Exhbition has grown to become a major content of Tokyo Designers Week. Over 5000 teams of students inside and outside Japan have participated and showcased their youthful sensitivities. This year the program will be reborn as the Students of Asia, with schools and students from Asia participating. We expect designers & artists from Asia will develop capabilities to excel on the global stage through interacting with students across different countries and fields.