DESIGNART is a new annual design festival happening in Tokyo from 16th - 22nd October. Astrid and Mark are co-founders of the festival, along with Akio Aoki of Miru Design, Shun Kawakami of Artless Inc., Hiroshi Koike of Non-Grid / IMG SRC, Okisato Nagata of EXS Inc.
Using Tokyo as the stage, DESIGNART is pairing over 70 designers with 70 shop windows and locations in the main creative areas of Tokyo - Aoyama, Shibuya, Daikanyama, Nakameguro and more. The event will overlap with Tokyo Fashion week to create an amazing melting pot of creativity and to give Tokyo the international design event it needs.
A big PechaKucha Night Special will kick off DESIGNART on October 16th in Omotesando Hills - to which you are all invited! Speakers include digital designer for U2, Jamiroquai, OK Go, Moritz Waldemeyer and Swedish design and architecture superstars Claesson Koivisto Rune. Super Model Ai Tomonaga and Danish florist Nicolai Bergman will be opening the event. We are expecting a BIG crowd - it’s a free event - but it is an early start so get your 'leaving early' notes in now. See you there! :-)