Yuu Minamimura, Identity
DESIGNART is a new word that redefines the things that touch us and bring emotion to our everyday lives through function and beauty. It is also the name of the movement to spread and share this amazing concept. With the concept of “Emotions” we will gather and exhibit emotional design and art contents from all over the world. Through the recent years, the boundaries between design and art have been crossing over, and works surpassing such boundaries have been creating an international movement. However, to save the traditional industries around the world, we have noticed the need to clarify the identity of these movements through design or art, and send out this information to the people who are interested in “Emotions.” Through our sustainable activities, we aim to enrich the qualities of lives, along with spreading the word DESIGNART, as a term to explain design and art on the same level, not just domestically but also internationally.
Tadao Cern / Black Balloons
Laura Sattin / Murano Glass Design
Michael Anastassiades, Bang & Olufsen / Beosound Edge
1. REVITALIZING THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY FROM JAPAN
DESIGNART Tokyo is a platform to educate and enrich visitors’ lives through the power of creativity and high-quality craftsmanship.The aim is to energize the creative industry by sparking people’s passion for craft. In addition to large-scale installations and unique works of art and design, visitors will be able to purchase items from exhibitors, thus stimulating the creative economy in Tokyo.
SENRINZAKI / Wonder of the person connection
Yuri Himuro, AXIS / BLOOM collection
Takayuki Tanaka / The flower of Yin and Yang
Muramatsu / Born From Ribbon
2. IGNITING A CREATIVE REVOLUTION
Tokyo is one of a handful of cities in the world where architecture, interior design, fashion, art, graphic design, technology, food, and more combine into a cultural mixture that attracts people from all over the world. Through design, our aim is to spark a creative revolution, bringing a diverse array of people together across a wide variety of fields to engage in creative dialogue and design discourse.
Yuji Okitsu, AXIS / Focus
Shigeru Nishikawa, Sealed House / Gaku Takasu, Kazunaga Sakashita & Hidemi Nakaniwa, Beyond Simplicity
Shunsuke Watanabe / PIXEL
Studio-Y2 / A Point of View
Sou Fujimoto, Particles of Life (detail)
3. SUPPORTING YOUNG DESIGNERS AND ARTISTS
Discovering and supporting young designers and artists who are the future of Japanese culture, is at the heart of ‘Under-30’, a key initiative for the festival founders. DESIGNART Tokyo has initiated a call out to promising young designers, artists and curators from various creative genres and will provide a place for young creators to show their work by connecting them to shops, galleries, manufacturers.
[via DESIGNART / designart.jp]
DESIGNART TOKYO 2018
October 19–28, 2018 / Tokyo
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