Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 43rd Exhibition
Life and Form from Now: Integration of Craft and Design, and its Future Vision

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub (participating organisations: Japan Institute of Design Promotion [JDP], Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc. [JAGDA], and Musashino Art University Design Lounge) will hold the 43rd exhibition, Life and Form from Now: Integration of Craft and Design, and its Future Vision”, from Wednesday, 20th November to Wednesday, 25th December.

This exhibition, which features creations from craft works to corporate projects along with messages explaining the work and the creator’s ideas, presents the ideas preceding the actual “creation” and the influence of changes in our social environment. The aim of this exhibition is to provide an opportunity to think about the essence of “creation” and its possibilities in the future. During the exhibition period, not only will approximately 150 items be on display, but also several talk sessions with designers, craft makers, and faculty members from Musashino Art University will be given leading the visitors into a deeper understanding of “creation.”

●Outline
Title: Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 43rd Exhibition: “Life and Form from Now: Integration of Craft and Design, and its Future Vision”
Dates: Wednesday, 20th November – Wednesday, 25th December, 11:00-19:00
(Closed on Sunday, 24th November)
Venue: Tokyo Midtown Design Hub
Admission: Free
Organizer: Tokyo Midtown Design Hub
Planning and Execution: Musashino Art University Design Lounge  / Musashino Art University Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design / Musashino Art University Department of Department of Arts Policy & Management

●Related Event
Talk sessions with designers, craft makers, and faculty members from Musashino Art University will be given leading the visitors into a deeper understanding of “creation.”

“Lifestyle and Creations”
– Friday 29 November, 6.30pm-8:00pm
Toru Iwasa (Deputation, Jiyujin)
Kaichiro Yamada (Product Designer)
Kiriko Takase (Product Designer)
Satoshi Nishikawa (Professor, Musashino Art University, Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design)
Details (Japanese) 

“Talk from In-house Designers: Augmentation of Thought, Perspective and Experience”
Friday 13 December, 6.30pm-8:00pm
Masahiko Kawatsu (Senior Executive Officer, DAIHATSU MOTER CO., LTD.)
Sumiko Honda (Chief Designer of Product Development, Kawashima Selkon Textiles Co., Ltd.)
Shinichi Inada (Professor, Musashino Art University, Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design)
Details (Japanese)

“Creations connecting University and Society: Competition and Academic-industrial Alliance”
Friday 20 December, 6.30pm-8:00pm
Hideyoshi Nagoya (CEO, h concept co.,ltd.)
Kazuya Shimokawa (Editor in Chief, Nikkei Design)
Katsutoshi Ishibashi (Editor in Chief, AXIS)
Shunsaburo Nakahara (Professor, Musashino Art University, Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design)
Details (Japanese)

Admission: Free

●Contact
Musashino Art University Design Lounge
5F Midtown Tower 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6205 JAPAN
Tel. 03-3470-7221 Fax. 03-33470-7225 info@designhub.jp