Bleak economic times at the cusp of the millennium saw the closure of Tokyo’s Sagacho Exhibit Space after 17 years due to lack of funding. But there is still hope for young exhibitors. Coinciding with Sagacho’s demise was the opening of the showrooms and gallery for design agency H.A. Deux.

Situated where the Ebisu, Daikanyama and Shibuya districts converge, the space occupies a reconverted plastic factory, which serves as a new landmark to a cityscape dulled by lack of public funding. The luminous blue corrugated-plastic loading bay is a radiant dash of color amid the ubiquitous gray buildings.

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