Tokyo Designers Week 2012

A photo report on highlights from Tokyo’s top design event of the year

poster for

"Tokyo Designers Week 2012"

at Jingu-Gaien Kaigakanmae
in the Omotesando, Aoyama area
This event has ended - (2012-10-30 - 2012-11-05)

poster for ”Design Tide Tokyo 2012”

”Design Tide Tokyo 2012”

at Tokyo Midtown Hall
in the Roppongi, Nogizaka area
This event has ended - (2012-10-31 - 2012-11-04)

In Photo Reports by Rachel Carvosso 2012-11-05

This year themed around the concepts of “house” and “play”, the city’s premiere showcase of new design — featuring both individual artists and major studios and corporations — stretched across multiple venues and sections, as well as satellite events like “Design Tide Tokyo 2012” and others held in Roppongi Midtown.



Docomo's wall of phone designs

Sou Fujimoto Architects' design for Beton Hala Waterfront Center

The refreshments counter

Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama's 'Shi-an/meditation', a design for a hermitage-style room made of paper

Kawada's popular nanoblock toys

ekoD Works/Takuyuki Fukusawa's 'Hanaga Tap'Shiho Sawada's 'Tricoter Cards'

The Lexus Design Award area, one of the many sub-sections within the Meiji-Jingu Gaien event

The outdoor School Exhibition section, featuring contributions from schools around Japan

Furniture design seen through a spider's web by Tomoaki Yoneta

Rachel Carvosso

Rachel Carvosso. Born in the year of the horse in upmarket Chelsea, she spent the majority of her childhood in rural Devon playing bows and arrows and making clothes for the fairies out of small flowers and shrubbery. Studying Art in Oxford she discovered a world of magic and mystery that inspired writers such as CS Lewis, Tolkien and more recently Phillip Pullman. Various roles have been assumed over the ensuing years - artist, teacher, social worker, writer. She is currently working on a collection of poetry and drawings and researching Environmental/Social Arts. » See other writings

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