Tokyo Design Festival : Midtown Design Touch 2019

Tokyo Design Festival : Midtown Design Touch 2019


2019.10.22

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Tokyo Design Festival : Midtown Design Touch 2019

“Enjoying design with all five senses” is the concept for the design festival held each year in Roppongi Hills since 2007. This year's design festival "Midtown Design Touch 2019", will showcase award wining designs ranging from painting, product design, spatial art, and much much more.

As you walk around midtown and take it all in, you may develop a greater appreciation for design. What seperates art from design? Why are certain designs better received than others? The time and effort that goes into making a design great is often overlooked, but this ladies & gentlemen is the perfect time and place to ponder such questions.

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    Roppongi Color Canyon

    Roppongi Color Canyon

    Roppongi Color Canyon

    Enjoying a book in the "Color Canyon"

    Enjoying a book in the "Color Canyon"

    The first thing that may be on everyone's to-do list is to see the "Roppongi Color Canyon". Designer SPREAD has created a world full of vivid colors, made
    using mesh fabric spanning over approximately 80m.

    The concept is “becoming immersed in scenery”, so be ready to lose yourself in this vibrantly colored scenery. You'll be hard-pressed finding anything similar to this dynamic canyon.

    Period: October 18 (Fri) – November 4 (Mon, Holiday)
    *Cancelled in the event of bad weather
    Time: 11:00 – 21:00
    Location: Midtown Garden
    Charge: Free
    Creator: SPREAD

  • 02

    Moment

    Enjoying the "Moment"

    Enjoying the "Moment"

    Wind up close

    Wind up close

    Visualizing the motion of wind can be difficult, but the "Moment" sculpture has captured just that. With the help of man-made machines, the shape of wind at a single moment in time has been captured, data extrapolated, then expressed in the form of a sculpture. Something invisible and typically unfathomable can now be seen by the naked eye.

    This type of beauty is ever-present, but unseen. Something to consider next time you see a breeze enveloping a forest.

    Period: October 18 (Fri) – November 4 (Mon, Holiday)
    *Cancelled in the event of bad weather
    Time: 11:00 – 21:00
    Location: Midtown Garden
    Charge: Free
    Artist: Akira Wakita

  • 03

    Beyond Watchmaking

    Beyond Watchmaking exhibition entrance

    Beyond Watchmaking exhibition entrance

    The dial of time

    The dial of time

    Luxurious Swiss watch brand "Audemars Piguet" brings us an exhibition in a giant 30x45m pavilion. Consisting of twelve rooms set up like the dial of a watch, the exhibition will showcase more than 150 models, including vintage watches as well as the latest models.

    The mechanical intracacies of watches is an art in itself. Not focusing on the outcome and accuracy of time, but taking a look at how time comes to be is where the art lays. As they say, "Only time will tell".

    Period: October 19 (Sat) - November 4 (Mon, Holiday)
    Time: 11:00 – 19:30
    *15:00 – 20:00 on October 19
    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing

    Location: Grass Square
    Charge: Free / prior reservations accepted
    Designer: Mathieu Lehanneur
    Artists: Alexandre Joly, Dan Holdsworth, Ryoji Ikeda

  • 04

    “My Favorite Design” – The selection from GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2019

    Good Design award

    Good Design award

    People from many fields including designers, architects, researchers, journalists and more make up the committee for the Good Design Awards. 92 members from all around the world decide which designs tickle their fancy.

    Stand in the shoes of the experts and see just what makes these designs noteworthy.

    Period: October 2 (Wed) – October 25 (Fri)
    *Closed on October 6 (Sun) only
    Time: 11:00 – 19:00
    Charge: Free
    Location: Tokyo Midtown Design Hub (Midtown Tower 5F)

  • 05

    Other exihibitions & design spaces

    MAZDA DESIGN Exhibition

    MAZDA DESIGN Exhibition

    Here's a list of all the other exhibitions/designs you can check out. They have quite a lot to offer.

    ・ docomo × design
    ・ DESIGN TOUCH CONFERENCE by Tokyo Midtown Design Club
    ・ MAZDA DESIGN Exhibition
    ・ Design Square
    ・ Salone in Roppongi vol.7 2019
    ・ DESIGNART TOKYO 2019:intree table
    ・ Hanzoo!
    ・ GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION 2019
    ・ Looking for GOOD DESIGN
    ・ Insects: Models for Design
    ・ Tokyo Midtown Award 2019 Exihibition
    ・ Google Design Studio | comma
    ・ PAPIER TIGRE | MOHEIM
    ・ Mino Tea Wares: Kiseto, Setoguro, Shino, and Oribe
    ・ Awakening Photographs: Michiko Kon + Tokihiro Sato

    Click here if you would like to visit their website and find out more.

    Tree of Tree

    Tree of Tree

    Hanzoo!

    Hanzoo!

    Google Design Studio | comma

    Google Design Studio | comma

    docomo × design

    docomo × design

    Salone in Roppongi vol.7 2019

    Salone in Roppongi vol.7 2019

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