ABOUT Tokyo Midtown Design Hub

Since its launch in April 2007, Tokyo Midtown Design Hub has played the central role in design network, bringing together design institutions in three different fields; promotion, profession and research / education. It connects “people,”“business” and “knowledge” through design and conveys information by exhibitions, seminars and publications.
The HUB, originating from “axle of the wheel,” is where many routes meet. Tokyo Midtown Design Hub takes on challenges as the dynamic design center of connecting people and creating new movements.


Design Hub holds various exhibitions all year round, providing the opportunities for interaction through design. Some exhibitions suggest solutions to social issues, others bring together designers and businesses and still others introduce the works of young designers and design activities in other countries.


In relation to the exhibitions, Design Hub organizes seminars, talk shows and workshops and holds media conferences in order to spread the messages to people and media gathering at the art and design center“Tokyo Midtown.”


Design Hub supports development of future generations through numerous learning opportunities; symposiums to discuss design issues, design-focused business management seminars and children’s workshops by designers and artists.


Tokyo Midtown Design Hub is run by 4 institutions which build the future through design.

  • Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP)

    Established in 1969 as Japan’s only comprehensive design promotion organization, Japan Institute of Design Promotion organizes Good Design Award, conducts various design promotion and coordination projects.

  • Japan Graphic Design Association Inc. (JAGDA)

    Established in 1978 as the sole national association for graphic designers in Japan, JAGDA currently holds 3,000 members. Its activities range from almanac publication, exhibitions and seminars, regional development, public design creation to copyright protection.

  • Tama Art University Bureau

    April 2021 is the launch of a place to connect creativity and aesthetics with society. It will be a new kind of space for innovation, to interaction, and exhibiton. Value through creation – We are providing design and art programs to a wide range of people.

  • International Design Liaison Center

    International Design Liaison Center, in collaboration with industries and educational, research and design institutions in Japan and abroad, provides opportunities for active presentations and networking and supports education of globally-competitive human resources.



Exhibition opportunities at Tokyo Midtown Design Hub

Since its launch in March 2007, Tokyo Midtown Design Hub has connected “people,” “business” and “knowledge” through design and disseminated information and messages with exhibitions, seminars and workshops. To further develop its projects, it also started in 2009 to co-host special exhibitions with organizations that are not part of Design Hub.

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub continues to offer opportunities for organizations to hold special exhibitions in order to enrich lifestyle and society through design. Please feel free to contact us for more details.

* Please contact our secretariat for the application period.

Exhibition opportunities at Tokyo Midtown Design Hub: Outline
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Tokyo Midtown Design Hub: Floor Plan
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Tel 03-6743-3776 (Design Hub・JDP)
Fax 03-6743-3775
E-mail info[at]designhub.jp

FACILITIES:International Design Liaison Center


International Design Liaison Center was established in March 30, 2007, along with Tokyo Midtown Design Hub, as a base for international alliance. As a participating institution of Tokyo Midtown Design Hub, it collaborated with industries and educational and research institutions so as to connect theory and practice and “develop” human resources.

1. Promote overseas research and education institutions
2. Host international symposiums
3. Facilitate cooperation among research and education institutions in Japan
4. Support business-academia collaboration
5. Provide information of various design projects
6. Support development of human resources in the design field
and more

■ Outline of the facility
Floor area: 200 square meters
Seminar room:
– School-style (tables and chairs): Seating capacity 50
– Theater-style (chairs): Seating capacity 100
Meeting space: Seating capacity 6
Wireless internet available

Rental equipment (number of pieces):
Ceiling projector (1)
Wireless handheld microphones(4)
Microphone stands (4)
Laser pointer (1)

Highchairs for speaker(W470mmxD410mmxH715mm)(5)

International Design Liaison Center : Usage guide and Application form

International Design Liaison Center : Floor Plan

■ Member institutions
International Design Liaison Center embraces as its members 18 educational and 23 design-related institutions.

Aalto University School of Art and Design
College for Creative Studies
Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
Pratt Institute
Tsinghua University Academy of Arts and Design
Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
National Cheng Kung University
Nanyang Technological University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Zhejiang University
Zollverein School of Management and Design
Universidad de Monterrey
Plitecnico di Milano
Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology
Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University
Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University
Musashino Art University

World Design Organization / WDO
International Council of Design / ICoD
International Federation of Interior Architects Designers / IFI
Design Singapore Council / DSG
Hong Kong Design Centre / HKDC
Korea Institute of Design Promotion / KIDP
Taiwan Design Center / TDC
India Design Council / IDC
Department of International Trade Promotion / DITP
Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions / CITEM

Japan Industrial Designers’Association / JIDA
Japan Interior Architects Designers' Association /JID
Japan Graphic Design Association / JAGDA
Japan Craft Design Association / JCDA
Japan Sign Association / SDA
Japan Jewellery Designers Association / JJDA
Japan Design Space Association / DSA
Japan Package Design Association / JPDA
Japan Society for The Science of Design / JSSD
Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association / JCD
Computer Graphic Arts Society
Diamond Design Management Network / DMN