Tokyo Designers Week (TDW), organized by NPO Design Association (Japan) will connect with more than 60 DESIGN WEEKs in the world, starting from this year's exhibition in Milan.
In addition, we will hold a "WORLD DESIGN WEEK SUMMIT" at TDW in October. Under the theme of "TOKYO IMAGINE", this exhibition will be comprised of various contents expressing Tokyo, a place where both the contemporary city and Edo culture co-exist. At the exhibition, we welcome you with sushi, a dish that represents Japanese culture, and dashi, which is the essential base for Japanese cuisine.
The contents include "Oh! Furoshiki Exhibition", "Ito Jakuchu Inspired Exhibition", "Things for Japanese Food", presenting behind the scenes of the Japanese outstanding food culture, "TOKYO CREATIVE Exhibition" by Japanese companies "TOKYO CREATORS Exhibition" by professional designers, and "SUSHI POWER PARTY".
An international creative award started in 2013.
It aims to create a solid platform for young designers, schools and students under the age of 30 from all over the world.
The essence of creativity is to step forward. The theme of this year's ASIA AWARDS is TOKYO AVANT-GARDE.
Like Beatles, Rolling Stones and Lady Gaga, we are looking for new creation which changes the society.
Toray Industries, Inc.
“Ultrasuede(R)”tea-ceremony room produced by Asami KiyokawaJapanese artist Asami Kiyokawa's design contents are substantiated as the ability to enjoy a feel of the tip material "Ultrasuede(R)" of Toray Industries (COOL JAPAN space). If lighting is dropped, a delicate and feminine art will emerge for a Ultrasuede(R) material.
Jo Nagasaka〜Tradition and Innovation〜 Exhibition of the luxury goods of Japan with a long history and traditions over the years. And Jo Nagasaka presents new Cart Stands in Japan traditional style.
“mezzo tinto”produced by Kawakami MotomiO-Bath mugen/infinity, a free-form wooden bathtub, and a deck chair made of natural wood, covered with ukiyoe-like ultramarine striped pattern curtain. Innovative thinking blended with traditional tub-production technology has embodied our challenge to infuse a new life into century-old Japanese bathing style by using domestic natural woods.
teamLabteamLab is an Ultra-technologists group made up of specialists in the information society such as; Programmers (User Interface Engineers, Data Base Engineers, Network Engineers, Robot Engineers, Computer Vision Engineers, Software Architects), Mathematicians, Architects, CG Animators, Web Designers, Graphic Designers, Artists, Editors and more. Their main works include the below:
RhizomatiksFounded in 2006, Rhizomatiks consists of an eclectic mix of creators, ranging from architects, media artists, musicians and programmers. Harnessing our passion and expertise in technical matters we are able to set free our imagination across the disciplinary boundaries of design, art and entertainment.
Things for Japanese food by KITA'SProducts carefully chosen by Toshiyuki Kita, a product designer who plays an active role not only in Japan or Milan but in the world, are exhibited.
Things for Japanese food by WAO
Experience Futuristic × Traditional Japanese Craft!In the era of uncertainty, traditional craftsmanship draws the world’s attention. Industries go back to the starting point, creating something new based on traditional craftsmanship and Japanese creativity. This“WAO” project will present “future tradition” products through collaborations with leading creators, producers, and luxury brand companies. This shall be a new movement to introduce arts and crafts of the 21st century. We will send out totally innovative products of Japanese craftsmanship that surprise people and present the new Japanese aesthetics to the world in New York and Paris. WAO means “Japanese Renaissance.”WAO, a new world of Japanese craftsmanship. “WAO” is combination of two Japanese words; WA (和) + O (生), which stands for “the rebirth of Japan” and also represents the word “WOW, ” expressed when one encounters something extremely innovative and beautiful.
Things for Japanese food by HUgEThe necessities to make Japanese food - knives, pots, ladles, graters…etc. We exhibit convenient and comfortable kitchen tools with design. A well known mens' life-style magazine in Tokyo. Under the concept of "Based on Good Design, Good Quality", it publishes pages presenting clothing with high sensitivity and design products. Also, celebrating its 11th anniversary in their May issue in 2014 (will be sold on March 24th), they begin to publish their magazines in an online edition with B5 size that enables readers to read on tablets and computers.
The TOKYO IMAGINE opening ceremony starts with the SUSHI POWER PARTY.
The Japanese traditional style food culture is now recognized as UNESCO Intangible cultural heritage.
Sushi prepared by 3 Japanese top sushi chefs, Hachiro MIZUTANI (a three start Michelin restaurant sushi chef),
Tsuyoshi HAMADA and Taichi ISHIKAWA will be served to design concerned parties and influential media.
Sushi Façade designed by Kogakuin University,
Tokyo, the winner of the ASIA AWARDS 2013 The School of Asia, Grand prix.
Lighting Advisor : FORLIGHTS (Yutaka INABA)
Lighting Equipment Cooperation : ENDO LIGHTING CORPORATION