Nov 5, 2016
Tokyo Design Week (TDW) seemed a little pared down this year, with a notable absence of a handicrafts creators' fair and only one awards exhibition. Nevertheless, it still offered the familiar lineup of products, interactive installations, architectural models, artworks and robots, as well as a new outdoor "air-tent" display of giant transparent inflatable spheres, many of them comprising collaborations between universities and big-name designers.
Aug 6, 2016
Apr 30, 2016
As always, Japan was well-represented at Salone del Mobile Milano last month, with Sou Fujimoto creating a forest of spotlights for clothing retailer H&M's COS brand, Panasonic's "Kukan — The Invention of Space" installation, as well as separate exhibitions, including the Experimental Creations showcase of innovative design and the unveiling of the entire series of 2016/ Arita-ware project collaborations. Here's our pick of a few unusual ideas that also showed in Milan.
Dec 5, 2015
Aug 1, 2015
If you went to this past weekend's Maker Faire at Tokyo Big Sight, chances are that all the new ideas — both innovative and kooky — have sparked your own creativity. The timing is good, since there are three upcoming design competitions that are not only free to enter, but will also turn winning ideas into marketable products.