Leave a Comment

Tokyo Midtown Design Touch 2012 「東京ミッドタウン デザイン タッチ」

Tokyo Midtown Design Touch (TDW12) is an annual design event that takes place in Tokyo in late Fall. The lectures, exhibitions and events take place in shops, museums and boutiques throughout Tokyo’s main design-conscious neighborhoods like Aoyama and Daikanyama, and for the last years Meiji Jingu Gaien has been its main and highly popular venue.

Tokyo Design Touch @ Tokyo Midtown


DESIGN TOUCH is a unique opportunity to learn how interaction designers can embrace the sense of touch to develop experiences that go beyond the traditional visual aesthetics.  This year’s motto is “Enjoying design with all five senses” and the outdoors exhibition certainly lives up to that.

Kasama, Kawara, Inada – STONE Exhibition – A collaboration event between local traditional industries and leading Japanese designers. Place: Midtown Garden.
stone exhibition 04



DESIGN TOUCH PARK / BOOK TRUCK   A bookstore on wheels! Place: Midtown Garden Grass Square.


DESIGN TOUCH PARK / MOUNTAIN GYM – In the middle of the park a big wooden jungle gym built like a mountain. A little “oasis” in the city where people can relax and spend their time as they please. Place: Midtown Garden Grass Square.
Tokyo Midtown is adorned with an outstanding selection of public artwork and the amazing 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT directed by Issei Miyake (Clothing Designer), Taku Satoh (Graphic Designer) and Naoto Fukasawa (Product Designer). The building was designed by architect Tadao Ando. The museum was holding at that time the exhibition “Ikko Tanaka and Future/Past/East/West of Design”. Ikko Tanaka (1930-2002) was one of Japan’s most prominent figures in graphic design. He worked closely with Issei Miyake and was Muji’s art director until 2001.
 And one of my favourite sculptures in Tokyo Midtown garden “Fragment No.5”



Tokyo Midtown 9-7-1 Akasaka  Minato, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan, Tel: 03-3475-3100. Official website: HERE21_21 Design Sight  9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, Tel: 03-3475-2121, Official Website HERE,  Issei Miyake HERE,  Taku Satoh HERENaoto Fukasawa HERE  


All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s