Textile designer Fujiwo Ishimoto based in Finland opens his first solo exhibit in hometown Ehime. The exhibit titled “Play with Cloth and Soil” will be held at 3 different venues in Ehime. From Sept 26 to Oct 11.
Creative Lab “PARTY” holds its first exhibit titled ““PARTY Not There.” Until Sept 28 at Ginza Graphic Gallery (ggg). Free admission.
The internationally famed industrial designer, Munemichi Yanagi- or better known as Sori Yanagi had served the third director of The Japan Folk Crafts Museum for close to thirty years. T
Isetan Mitsukoshi will host “Design Week 2013” under the theme “Handmade by/for me.” Over 30 related events will be held at Isetan Shinjuku, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi and Ginza Mitsukoshi from Oct 23 to Nov 5.
A year from the series’ last release, SEIKO NEXTAGE will launch fresh colors in mid-September of the “W” wristwatch series co-produced by “ISSEY MIYAKE Watch Project” and product designer Satoshi Wada.
At 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Tokyo Midtown, exhibit "DESIGN MUSEUM JAPAN" explores the roles 21st century design museums should play in society. From Oct 25.
The “Ellie Omiya Exhibit” is currently being held until Aug 28 at Ginza Graphic Gallery (ggg). Free admission.
The “Good Design Exhibition 2013” hosted by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion will be held from Oct 30 to Nov 4 at Tokyo Midtown.
Inviting worldwide top creators of graphic posters and visuals related to typography, GRAPHIC PASSPORT, a creative event to hold conferences, exhibitions and workshops,
MARNI presents its chair collection dubbed “100 Chairs.” The framework of the chairs is made of metal, which is covered in colorful polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
From Sept 21 to Jan 19 of next year, Mikimoto will participate in an exhibit titled “Pearls” at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London. The exhibit will be held in cooperation with the Qatar Museums Authority.
“Passing on Japanese tradition to children of the 21st century” was the aspiration that entrepreneur Rika Yajima set out with when she founded “aeru”, the attention-drawing brand whose slogan is “A traditional brand for 0 to 6 year olds”.
TAKEO KIKUCHI main store along Meiji Dori (address: 6-25-10 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) and Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architects, who designed the store, have been awarded the Gold Prize for the “JCD Design Award 2013.”
Line 13 “Objects & publications” from Maison Martin Margiela lines up items inspired from Japanese traditions for its collection titled “Limited edition items for Japan.”
After much international anticipation, the Serpentine Gallery summer pavilion 2013 by architect Sou Fujimoto opened at Kensington Garden (neighboring Hyde Park) in central London.
18 creators, who love the beach and love to go surfing, open a pop-up event titled “THE SURF SHOP.” Open until July 26 at NAKANOSHIMA DESIGN MUSEUM, de sign de >, located in Osaka.
Arashiyama station in Kyoto, managed by Keifuku Electric Railroad Co.,Ltd. has been renewed by renowned designer Yasumichi Morita. In 2002, Morita handled part one of this renovation project to rebuild the station building.
In cooperation with Japanese broadcasting channel BS Fuji, the Otaku news website, Tokyo Otaku Mode participated in the Japan Expo 2013.
Denim brand KURO opened a directly managed store on June 29th. The new store is located in Harajuku (address: 4-26-35 Jinguame Shibuya-ku, Tokyo). In commemoration of the store opening, chambray shirts, jeans and denim shorts will be sold in turn.
Lighting equipment “IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE” won the German “iF Product Design Award 2013 Gold Medal,” the equivalent to an Oscar in the design world.