The works I selected for Interior Design, were featured in different halls: from the professionals area to “Asia Awards”, “100 Creators Exhibition”, “Creative Life”, and last but not least, “CREEMA” the hand-made market. Works were exhibited in different categories from product, interior and art to graphic and fashion.
Truetea, a Taiwanese design studio. The designers say “Tea is a beverage that is consumed in the world. This is a custom to share in all cultures. TrueTea will revive the nature and art of tea, to apply the modern oriental way of thinking on the design of the tea set.” Below personal tea/sake cups with their individual acorn-shaped pouches to carry them around.
“Haori Cup” by Tomoya Nasuda, is a Japanese bend wood drink wear that merges two Japanese traditional crafts: “Hasami Yaki” (pure white porcelain from Nagasaki Prefecture) and “Hakata Magemono” (wooden craftwork of Hakata, Fukuoka Prefecture) to make it possible.
“Thread Processing” by Taiwanese designer Hao Yu, Yeh. His works combine yarn for main material and bring out warmth by their delicate texture.
Cool coffee shops and rest areas inside the Halls
“Andon” by Masato Fujiwara, the ancient lantern designed into a modern shape using the motif “heart”. The designer explains “Andon is made of 8 fins and 7 weaved lights, I hope people can feel a gentle touch when looking at the shadow projected onto the space.”
J-Collabo.Org is a Non-Government Organization (非政府組織) that supports the development of overseas markets for the regional treasures of Japan. With one platform in Tokyo and another one in New York, J-Collabo.Org links Japanese creators to world markets, helping regional designers and artists to access the global interest in Japan and revitalizing Japan’s regions.
Among the products they promote you can find silk products from Okayama Prefecture, Kiryu Textiles from Gunma Prefecture (Kiryu textiles are produced using yarn dyed threads), Chikazawa Lace from Yokohama, Crystal from Kanazawa, Cotton from Fukushima Prefecture, and others.
“Shadow”, pencil organiser and “MOS 2” tea coasters created by Korean Design Studio XYE and aluminium trays created by Studio GOLEM, also Korean-based.
“Megaphone” shade designed by Tokyo-based Interior Product Designer Masashi Yonemoto. The designer says “This pendant light gives an atmosphere to support space”.
“Koshikake” designed by Hiroshi Akutsu. “Going back to the basic sense of seating, the stool is simply composed by the seat base and legs. The stool has the primary meaning of seating. “Koshikake” means “staying on until wishes come true”.
“Hari” by Ryo Suzuki is an amazing bench. The designer’s concept was “Motivate to live and enrich your life, “Hari” is the interior bench made of a larch. It shows the vitality of trees in the firm sculpture”.
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Tokyo Design Week 2015. October 24-November 3 (event site closed October 29). Meiji-Jingu Gaien. Tickets at the door: adults ¥3,000, university students ¥2,000, high school students ¥1,500, junior high school students ¥1,000; online tickets ¥2,500. Nearest station: Shinanomachi, Gaiemmae, or Aoyama-itchome.
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*One more design…“Peel Chair” by Taku Watanabe on the main photo.