It’s that time of the year again, when Tokyo is all about design and I just LOVE it!
“Tokyo Midtown Design Touch 2013” has opened in Tokyo Midtown until November 4th and it’s worth a visit.
One of my favorites this year is the “MidPark Dungeon” designed by architect Ryuji Fujimura (Japanese only). Get inside the dungeon and find four “experience corners” to interact with.
Workshops for adults and children and a Stamp Rally are also being held. This is an opportunity for people to have hands-on experiences with design and art at the outdoor creative workshops.
Stroll around the containers, curated by Elle Décor Japan and take a peek at a selection of 2013 best designers.
Walk around the park and the promenade and check “JAGDA Kasama/Kawara/INADA Stone”, sculptures made with Inada stones, one of the best granite stones in the world (and usually used for making graves).
Enjoy a cup of the coffee in the park café “De Cica Carnival Café”（デシーカ カーニバルカフェ）
Don’t forget to check “Salone in Roppongi”, “Good Design Exhibition 2013” and “Tokyo Midtown Award 2013” at the Galleria on the B1. Here are some of my favorite pieces!
^^ “Clematis” a ballerina made entirely of baby chickens by Genki Sato and Yu Watanabe ^^
^^”Corvus” by Motoka Watanabe guarding the entrance to “Good Design Exhibition 2013”^^
^^”I—To Chair” design by students of Osaka University^^ LOVE IT!!
^^”Umekeshi”, an eraser that looks like “umeboshi” (pickled plum) by Fuminori Motoya and “Mato Ryoko” (Mamushka) by Masahiko Yoshihara^^
This year, Design Touch concept is “Enjoying design with all five senses” and it certainly lives up to it.
Have a peek at the designs exhibited in “Tokyo Midtown Design Touch 2012” here!
Tokyo Midtown 9-7-1 Akasaka Minato, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan, Tel: 03-3475-3100. Official website: http://www.tokyo-midtown.com/en/ Note: You might want to confirm schedules, dates and any other details with Tokyo Midtown official website before planning your visit.
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