SHIBUYA PUBLISHING BOOKSELLERS
A designer Kenya Hara set out in producing perfume for the fashion brand KENZO. It is a new scent for men made truly to the spirit of the KENZO brand, simple yet impressive. It is so sensitive and strong. "Kenzopower" A flower has such power. A poetic white blooms in the field like a thread through the words Kenzo and Power,
merely drawn by a black pencil. It breathes a life to sensitivity and strength. It truly is a flower that possesses its own will.
VENUE : SHIBUYA PUBLISHING BOOKSELLERS
17-3 Kamiyamacho Shibuya-ku Tokyo TEL.03-5465-0577 11:00~24:00(Sun~Wed) 11:00~26:00 (Thu~Sat)
shibuya workers welfare hall
8 people rose to turn Shibuya into a fashion capital. But, those far too strong identities did not settle for logrolling and called for a fight. They will a fashionable sumo tightly looked in the middle of the ring called DESIGNTIDE TOKYO 2008 . This is what they call Shibuya Washion. Let's break down a sacred portable shrine.
VENUE : shibuya workers welfare hall
1-19-8 Jinnan Shibuya-ku Tokyo TEL.03-3462-2511 11:00~20:00 (10/30, 31) 11:00~15:00 (11/1)
WHERE TO START
When cutting down a tree, you notch at first in the shape of a letter V. This part, made of the process of notching is called "ukekuchi". It is logically shaped for cutting it down and yet has cuteness. A little piece of "ukekuchi" becomes a peg for a tree to start a great journey for becoming houses, furniture and paper. Then, a great journey of a tree will be taken over for the regeneration of richly green forests, woods and maintenance of our happy lives.
VENUE : RESPEKT (SUS)
1-11-12F Shibuya Shibuya-ku Tokyo TEL.03-6418-8144 11:30~26:00 (Mon~Thu) 11:30~29:00 (Fri, Sat) 11:30~24:00 (Sun, Holiday)
Ping Pong Project
"Design talks! But does design need language?" Just like rallying at a table tennis game, designs rallied between two Japan and Switzerland, two different countries. They carried out exchange without relying on languages through producing works. First, each designer designed freely on a piece of cloth measuring 1.5m x 3.0m and
sent an unfinished work to the partner awaiting in the other country. He or she would finish them based on their ideas. What kind of works were made in the rallying of designs? (Support : Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo)
VENUE : MiLK CAFE
6-13-7 1F Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo TEL.03-6658-5862 11:00~23:00
GALLERY WHITE ROOM TOKYO
Morphonics is a study of sound and its multisensory diffusion, in a new form. The encounter between KENWOOD and Claudio Colucci, initiated by La Boite, generates a link between the sound and the space through which it travels. A translucent body conceived by Colucci,
is given its voice by the ingenuity of KENWOOD.
Morphonics is more than an occasion to listen, but an experience where one hears with the five senses.
EDITION OMOTESANDO HILLS
Freedom of edition
Freedom is packed between the gaps of 20 plates. It is possible to create a practical and artistic space by inserting whatever you like. Certainly, take an advantage of the things you have at hand every day. We find it hard to express freedom as we are ever restrained by limitation. Therefore, creation and identity rise. Then, this is a free style of edition.
VENUE : EDITION OMOTESANDO HILLS
Omotesando Hills 2F 4-12-10 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku Tokyo TEL.03-3403-8086 11:00~21:00
Generate Presents : Limited Editions by Design's Rising Stars
Generate Design (www.gnr8.jp) is proud to present an exhibition of limited editions by 8 exciting young designers/ collectives, all of which will be shown in Japan for the first time. The exhibition, like our store, features cutting-edge contemporary design from around the world. In contrast with art, design deals with mass as well as with limited production, with function as well as form. These form the boundary between the industrial design and art worlds. Focusing on this, our exhibition is searching for, and exploring the limits of this boundary.
VENUE : Wut Berlin
5-1-15 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo TEL.03 -3797 -1505 11:00~20:00
Paul Smith SPACE
Richard Woods Presents "The Wood Show"
An English artist, Richard Woods is known for making large scaled works of mainly wood, and uses architectural skills. Covering real buildings with wooden boards by adopting a traditional printmaking technique and applying household gloss on top, he completes this large scaled project. This time, he covers the floor dynamically
with a work named "logo", a grain drawn on woodcuts. Whole space of "SPACE" becomes the work. He is showing the work titled "offcut" which he use plywoods as materials and composed graphics with parquetry.
VENUE : Paul Smith SPACE
5-46-14 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo TEL.03-5766-1788 11:00~20:00
Lisn Aoyama develops an exhibition under the theme of "cuteness", "prettiness" and "romanticism" with a ceramic designer, Chieko Nakajima. Plants-image and smoothformed
containers, vases and pitchers for greens and
burners that waft gentle and nostalgic scent harmonize to make a single space.
VENUE : LISN AOYAMA
5-47-13-202 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo TEL.03-5469-5006 11:00~20:00
How can design help people who are struggling with negative feelings such as discomfort and the sense of loss? Taking their cue from Erich Ka¨stner's book of poems, "Doktor Erich Ka¨stners Lyrische Hausapotheke", this project develops conceptual suggestions and solutions to the featured situations that people are mentally
battling against, based on their experiences and international issues. Fully understanding the influence over life and solutions evolving around the situation, they breathe a new viewpoint into problems by the power of design.
VENUE : Gallery5610
Design Aid Gallery5610 5-6-10 Minami Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo TEL.03-3407-5610 11:00~18:00 (10/30~11/2) 11:00~16:00 (11/3)
SEMPRE NEW's!, SEMPRE shows newer items from
europe. Also they present nanimaruquina new items from Spain, and BLACK + BLUM from U.K. Let's find and enjoy with you mind europe now.
VENUE : SEMPRE AOYAMA
FIK Minamiaoyama build.1F,2F 5-13-3
Minami Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo TEL.03-5464-5655 11:00~20:00 (Mon~Sat) 11:00~19:00 (Sun, Holiday)
HOYA CRYSTAL TOKYO
The Secret Garden
They rebranded HOYA Crystal under the theme of "cutting-edge luxury crystal coming from TOKYO". This year the premises are decorated by KDa. "The Secret Garden" appear in the shop for an only limited time to create an entire new world for a cutting edge crystal.
VENUE : HOYA CRYSTAL TOKYO
5-14-3 Minami Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo TEL.03-5468-6801 11:00~20:00 (Mon~Sat) 11:00~19:00 (Sun, Holiday)
LIGHT BOX STUDIO AOYAMA
+d EXHIBITION 2008
h concept’s original brand "+d" presents "KOTORI" a shoe horn that can be hung as if a little bird perched on a tree, a bag that you can carry like a pet, a rabbit shaped tote bag "PICNICA" and other products to be on sale
VENUE : LIGHT BOX STUDIO AOYAMA
5-16-7 Minami Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo TEL.03-5464-5628 11:00~19:00 (last day ~16:00)
WE ALL LIVE IN THEORY / "co existence"
Bringing out many charms of charcoal, Kohei Matsushita always weaves recycling and mindset for ecology into his works. In reality, it is hard to cover interior and practical goods with eco-friendly materials. Still, the works have a grand theme of how to coexist and prosper with the earth.
VENUE : Theory AOYAMA
6-5-39 Minami Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo TEL.03-5766-5270 11:00~20:00
Theory AOYAMA BELLCOMMONS /
WE ALL LIVE IN THEORY / Child PLAY [ごっこ/ GOCO]
"GOCO" means make-believe in Japanese. Children play a great deal of such games based on virtual situations when going through childhood. For example, a play doctor game is a make-believe. Shojonotomo set up miscellaneous
"GOCO" from a point of view of adult children,
decorating the inside of the store as closets for adults and depicting Peter Pan syndrome. They prepare many "GOCO" for them. Please take off your stereotype and get dressed in clothes as tools for make believe, just like little ones who have got tired of shopping.
VENUE : Theory AOYAMA BELLCOMMONS / Theory OMOTESANDO
2-14-6 Kita Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo / 5-46-14 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo TEL.03-3475-8027 / 03-5785-0895 11:00~20:00 / 11:00~21:00(一部20:00)
ESPACE 218 /
L'ECLAIREUR TOKYO 2F
Visualize an ideal city. The city must surely be clean, peaceful and beautiful. And the energy in the city is clearer and goes with the natural world. Extremely beautiful cars, which breathe a new meaning into the city will be torchbearers of the life for the coming generation. They use many worldwidely ackowledged designers and launch innovative cars one after another. Please feel
the philosophy of the Danish company Biomega through the collection.
VENUE : ESPACE 218 / L'ECLAIREUR TOKYO 2F
4-21-26 Minami Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo TEL.03-6406-0252 11:00~20:00(last day 12:00~18:00)
maison GALERIE VIE
FLOCKS is a project by Christien Meindertsma that focuses always on materials and the stories behind works to produce. The first project by FLOCKS one cardigan knit with the shear sheep was a work that described sheep's photograph, name, country of origin, and livestock tag no. as ID. The stool for the cable knitting of the wool yarn and the lug of huge knitting are also made that announced this year as series. During the time, she is presenting a stole made with organically dyed materials under the theme of "FLOCKS COLOR"
VENUE : maison GALERIE VIE
3-18-9 Minami Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo TEL.03-3423-8428 11:00~20:00
WORLD CO.,LTD Aoyama Building
Title : Tokyo Bench
Material : Maple
Dimensions : w11430 × h1440 × d6330 mm
Designer : Gehry Partners (Craig Webb, Claire Imatani)
Manufacturer : Tomas Osinski Design Inc.
Owner : World co.,ltd.
VENUE : WORLD CO.,LTD Aoyama Building
3-5-10 Kita Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo 11:00~19:00 (11/1〜3)
VENUE : AOYAMA STUDIOS
AOYAMA STUDIOS Bldg 3-3-9 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku Tokyo TEL.03-3404-8221 12:00~18:00 (10/30, 11/3) 12:00~19:00 (10/31, 11/1, 11/2)
Scandinavian born Stressless® chairs were introduced in 1971 as supreme reclining chairs that met with bodily required comfort in essence. Their key concern is constantly improving comfort. Stressless® recliners are produced in up to 3 different sizes for a tailor-made feel. The difference in size is subtle, allowing two recliners
to complement each other in any interior, but when you sit down you'll instantly realize that a recliner to fit your body makes all the difference.
VENUE : Stressless®Showroom Tokyo
Qiz Aoyama 1F 3-39-5 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku Tokyo TEL.0120-11-9269 10:00~18:00
Lloyd's Antiques Aoyama
Not UK. But UK.
"Progress from England. Immersion in England" An
antique shop Lloyd's Antiques has been deeply contemporating England for many years. They set an eye for the next place, Europe, discovering something new in Belgie and France that have long histories. Then, once again they get to the core of goodness of England. This time, they collaborated with ITO MASARU DESIGN PROJECT / SEI that has been sending out creations to the contemporary with a well-horned sense for interior designs as tools to express a new Lloyd's style.
VENUE : Lloyd's Antiques Aoyama
3-1-30 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo TEL.03-5413-3666 11:00~19:00
Design is not always about striving for new forms or materials, and to find inspiration in that which already exists can produce something both simple and nostalgic. Through a blend of different ideas, traditions, cultures and techniques it is possible to create designs exhibiting an unexpected harmony.
VENUE : CIBONE AOYAMA
AOYAMA BELLCOMMONS B1 2-14-6
Kita Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo TEL.03-3475-8017 11:00~21:00
Life Creation space OVE
TOKOLO meets INFRAME
INFRAME focuses on creators who actively expand the borderline between art and design, frame and sell their works. They present works by Asao Tokoro who is actively creating in the fields of architecture and art, His life work, "Tokolo pattern" works and "Kumapong", a new unseen work is also shown. Moreover, there is a special
exhibition of limited original works framed exclusively by INFRAME, along with his new works and unpublished ones.
Thousand : It is used to mean the number "thousand" as well as to describe infinity. Leaves : Separate, a plural form of "leaf ". Thousand leaves : Mille Fille (cake with many layers of pie sheets) / ten thousand leaves (Manyoshu a Japanese book of ancient poems). As time goes
by, many cultures and traditions will fade away. They try collecting beauty of these gently, stack them together properly and breathe a new life into them. They proudly present works made out of such effort.
VENUE : OFFICE
YAMAZAKI BLDG 5F 2-7-18
Kita Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo TEL.03-5786-1052 15:00~25:00
DEROLL Commissions Series 2 : Japanese History
How can design handle the authentic history of Japan that differs from a Japanese style? Can it also be newly redesigned for us, not only for exporting it as a style? An industrial designer Hisakazu Shimizu answers the question by designing two huge new works. This is a second
installation of "DEROLL Commissions" in which talented Japanese designers, artists and architects are requested to make one and only designs. They are showing in the theme of the Japanese history.
VENUE : SPACE INTART
2-9-15 Kita Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo TEL.03-3475-8606 12:00~19:00
Seitoku Memorial Picture Gallery
iQ × SOMARTA MICROCOSMOS
[iQ], the challenge to the new value of technology, has strived to change the ways and views of the world. The collaboration between "iQ" and the innovative fashion brand "SOMARTA" has now become a realization. With [MICROCOSMOS] as their new concept, [The innovative package and technology=iQ, to overturn what was considered common sense] is now being expressed mystically thanks to the collaboration from Somarta.
Exhibition of TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION.
VENUE : Seitoku Memorial Picture Gallery
1-1 Kasumigaokamachi Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 10:00~20:00 (11/3 ~18:00)
CALM & PUNK GALLERY
CALM & PUNK GALLERY discovers and presents home and international artists from an original point of view. The collection made a design unit Link by Graduate students from Touhoku University of Art and Design is exhibited. It is a group exhibition consisting of many genres such as products, interior and media art. They are showing new works and those exhibited at Tent London ' 08 . Link bridges desigers to be professionals. New talents will be blooming.
VENUE : CALM & PUNK GALLERY
Asai Bldg 1F 1-15-15 Nishiazabu
Minato-ku Tokyo TEL.03-3401-0741 11:00~19:00
SOUVENIR FROM TOKYO /
For today's lifestyle, the perfect bowl for everyday use should be larger than the traditional tea cup, but smaller than the usual donburi or rice bowl. Based on this idea, 6 artists have designed their perfect bowl. In collaboration with the magazine, "Grazia", well known interior stylist,
Fumiko Sakuhara, Rika Maezawa, cookery expert
and owner of vegetarian restaurant, "NANAKUSA" has designed the ideal cuisine for each bowl. Together with the bowls, photos of the culinary creations by Toru Kometani, will be on display.
DeLuxe? by DesignLuxe
"What is a true meaning of Deluxe?" It is really hard to find true richness and happiness in the world where many things and information are brimming over. Exclusive and expensive products do not necessarily satisfy mind and heart. There must be a way to achieve "Deluxe" from something ordinary and ubiqitous depending on ideas. 8 creators from Japan and Europe made their works with packing materials Puti Puti®. They breathed new life into packing materials. Let's think about true richness without being slaves to monetary values.
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
Exhibition 4 "Second Nature"
Directed by Tokujin Yoshioka
This exhibition offers an opportunity to once again ponder the future of design as well as the mysterious powers of nature which transcend the limits of human imagination. Tokujin Yoshioka, the director of the exhibition, has attempted to incorporate in his own design work the many laws that exist in nature, while at the same time
exploring the possibilities of technology. This experimental exhibition presents the works of eight groups of creators, including Yoshioka himself. A cloud-like installation that envelop the exhibit space is also presented.
VENUE : 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
9-7-6 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo TEL.03-3475-2121 11:00~20:00
MUJI Tokyo Midtown
"Respect for tradition, culture and learn from the wisdom of the ancients" This is one of MUJI's philosophy for product manufacturing. In accordance with this concept, they realized a collaboration with a furniture maker with 150 years of history from Europe this time. Vigourously active artists from all over the world also joined in with sympathy for MUJI's mind to create a newly born MUJI. The worldwide MUJI could only realize these must-see items through a dream-come-true collaboration with them.
VENUE : MUJI Tokyo Midtown
Tokyo Midtown 9-7-4 Akasaka
Minato-ku Tokyo TEL.03-5413-3771 11:00~21:00
elegance for future
The female dualism is one of the most wonder ful
charms. Both beauty and ugliness mix with each other to bring out a true female beauty. Sharp, elegant and mysterious, logically possessing beauty attracting all, gaining over even coincidence… Koichiro Kimura expressed a charming and graceful side as well as a unrepentant and dramatically scandalous side. "It is not interesting if it is not avant-garde." Japan and the world are paying attention to the view of Koichiro Kimura which is created under such philosophy for designing.
VENUE : restir midtown
9-7-4 1F Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo TEL.03-5413-3708 11:00~21:00
awai × matohu = ten
A textile maker since 1897 opened a kimono brand for real clothing, "awai". They collaborated with "matohu", which brings in its particular sense to the Tokyo fashion scene by turning Japanese aesthetics into clothing. Awai and matohu introduce the joy of Japanese soul clothing, kimono. Matohu crosses over freely the borders
between kimono and clothes to present a contemporary lifestyle to evolve a kimono as real clothing, which is awai's concept. To those who have worn or never worn kimono will come across with something new.
VENUE : awai
4-5-7 Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo TEL.03-5770-6540 12:00~20:00
In the summer of 2002 , I felt a somewhat escapist urge to go somewhere far away. I travelled to Greek islands. Summer came, I just walked on with my cameras at my hand in a glittering town full of brand shops. Yet, I could
see a realistic side of the town that was far away from what I expected the island to be. As if I were drawn, I released a shutter. This work, which was titled "TABI NO SORA (Sky in travel)" is a collection of monochromatic photographs taken by a photographer who took photos as she felt like.
VENUE : E&Y CO.,LTD.
1-32-17 Komaba Meguro-ku Tokyo TEL.03-3481-5518 11:00~20:00
no antiques, no life
"no antiques, no life." Under this theme, THE GLOBE that has marked its 17th anniversary and matured a bit, is presenting the attraction of antiques. They collaborated with an active interior stylist, Chinatsu Kambayashi. You can feel inspiration for life with antiques in the space respectful for antiques. 1 F : Chandeliers and the
green ceiling weave a cafeteria for grown ups in the forest. 3 F: Chinatsu Kambayashi's shop that presents applying antiques to life "The antique shop". Rooftop : A fantastic twilight lounge. (open : 17:00~20:00)
VENUE : THE GLOBE
2-7-8 Ikejiri Setagaya-ku Tokyo TEL.03-5430-3550 11:00~20:00
marcs international co.,ltd.
DUENDE mix with DUTCH DESIGN
Having been collaborating with many home and interior designers, producing and distributing stylish and modern products, the original label "DUENDE" plan to exhibit their new works and a mixture of Dutch products such as bags made of recycled materials "SENZ Umbrellas" that do not turn inside out in gales and have been talked about a great deal. This shall give you a chance to get a
glimpse of a Dutch design scene that has been attracting the world.
VENUE : marcs international co.,ltd.
2-49-11-1F Nakacho Meguro-ku Tokyo TEL.03-6698-0393 11:00~18:00
CLASKA 5th Anniversary
Marking the 5th anniversary this autumn, Claska takes part in the DESIGNTIDE. Starting by a public exhibition of a new Barcelonan brand "Mixing media", Marti Guixe taking part there, they are posting works by many artists such as Emiko Oki, Rie Yagura, Hidetoshi Kuranari, Yuri Suzuki + Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad+Filip Tyden, andscape (Ichiro Higashiizumi etc.) and FREITAG on each floor. New hotel room by Kaname Okajima and a
temporary camp site on the roof top will be presented as well.
VENUE : CLASKA
1-3-18 Chuocho Meguro-ku Tokyo TEL.03-5773-9667 11:00-19:00
Jaime Hayon - Life with Smile -
Jaime Hayon was ins talled as an ar t advisor for
LLADRO, a time-honoured Spanish porcelain brand in 2006 . He is presenting his fully original works called "fantasy", made after through careful preparations. He has already remade existing works by LLADRO as a "Re Deco" series in the first job as an art advisor. Isetan are precedently selling the series at the Shinjuku store, which was haighly acclaimed by the Milano Salone. There is no end to his breakthrough that brought innocation into tradition.
VENUE : Isetan Shinjuku
3-14-1 Shinjyuku Shinjyuku-ku Tokyo TEL.03-3352-1111 10:00~20:00
Life with Smile
"Leisure and smile for daily life." Under the theme of life with smile, latest works by a newly born LLADRO by the designer Jaime Hayon, limited editions for Isetan by "Floyd" masterpiece produced by Yusuke Fujinuma, latest and revived works by an Italinan design factory, ALESSI, and works by Japanese creators also gather around there. Design's new wind will be discovered from
smile inducing happy living items.
VENUE : Isetan Shinjuku
3-14-1 Shinjyuku Shinjyuku-ku Tokyo TEL.03-3352-1111 10:00~20:00
HANAZEN FLORIST SHOW ROOM
IGUCHI STEEL & CO., LTD. is mainly engaging in processing and selling steel materials. They manufactured vases out of steel pipes with technology with cooperation from Hanazen Florist. They mixed corduroy steel that does not rust until reaching a certain level due to protective rust films with rust resistant stainless steel made by composion of materials. The contrastive potentiality
and quality of these two steels bring out the best of iron steel. Have a look at big flowers made of inorganic yet organic iron steel as receptacles for plants,which represent absolute beauty.
VENUE : HANAZEN FLORIST SHOW ROOM
Sankei Build 1-7-2
Otemachi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo TEL.03-3270-2448 10:00~17:00(10/24~11/24)
Babaghuri/Jurgen Lehl Marunouchi
WILD WEAVE BAMBOO
Babaghuri is a design shop selling practical items for daily life such as furniture, pottery, home products and clothing in natural materials. The main store is located in downtown Tokyo with branches in Sapporo, Obihiro,
Shizuoka, Kobe and Fukuoka. Our latest designs are a group of stools of random woven bamboo and stainless steel.
VENUE : Babaghuri/Jurgen Lehl Marunouchi
3-1-7 Kiyosumi Koto-ku Tokyo/Shin Kokusai Bldg 1F 3-4-1
Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku Tokyo TEL.03-3820-8825 11:00~19:00
If you replace the action "dispose" to "feed", mere a rubbish bag will turn into a cute pet. By disposing rubbish,a pet is fed and brought up. When a rubbish bag is filled up, a pet is fully grown up. A lovingly cared pet will grow up fine and leave a nest. "POPET" is a pet that feeds on trash. If you do not separate rubbish according to the type or throw away what you do not have to, he or she will go down with stomach ache. "POPET" has condition like environment. If you care "POPET", you will also be friendly to environment.
It is a light called "Rebirth", which was made of real egg shells put together. Egg shells are very fragile and weak but you can make a big structure by dispersing power and complementing. The logically generated shape shows beauty by an autonomous relations such as life.
A trace of life slightly seen through will make you feel there is a depth that goes beyond merely an object and
SEE YOU AGAIN!
Everything Has A Next Life. All trash is connected to our future. "treasured trash" has started with a theme of "Designing for a sustainable world" in 2006 . Trying to invent the real eco-design products and communications. This time, presenting new progressive trials collaborating with "SEE YOU AGAIN!" by Yuji Tokuda, a message for the relationship between people and trash, "Abandonment is never the last parting".
Simple and modern paperware is made to fit contemporary lifestyle. They make the best of what only paper can achieve its feel and form. Design born out from continuation of simple shapes, the texture achieved by
high skill of producing things, pleasant tension and an
appearance. Strong concern for details, the relationship
with the natural world by using limited natural resources.
In WASARA such Japanese sensibility is alive everywhere.
You may be able to feel the heartwarming time of hospitality in the short-livedness of disposable.