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2017

Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH 2017

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October 13(Fri) - November 5(Sun)

A twenty four day period during which you can "touch" designs. "Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH 2017" marks our eleventh year holding this event, and this time the theme itself is "touch". Design is generally something that's only looked at. Nevertheless, you spend your life surrounded by design. If something catches your eye, try just reaching out and touching it. This is how new discoveries are made, and where further hints for how to live your life can be found. You'll find plenty of "touching" experiences at Tokyo Midtown this fall!

[Experience a Touch] -Digital Vegetables- by PARTY

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October 17(Tue) - November 5(Sun)

The Grass Square will be graced with a massive greenhouse, the interior of which will be planted with familiar vegetables while the ceiling will be lined with LEDs invoking the sky and water. When visitors directly touch the vegetables, the LEDs inside the greenhouse will react and transform the space with flower seeds and the color of the leaves from that vegetable. The idea is to create an richly colored interactive experience, taking the vegetables that we normally only consider as food and allowing for an exploration of their varied aspects as plants.

[Touch Tradition Blended with Design] Monokokoro Paper Lanterns

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October 13(Fri) - November 5(Sun)

Paper lanterns will be placed along the small river in the Midtown Garden. Such lanterns are often used in modern times as decorations or as shop signs, but these "material mind" lanterns will start to waver when people draw close, as though welcoming them. The light will also change, as though expressing joy.This is a new expression of a possible format for paper lanterns, fusing traditional Japanese materials with design and bringing a "mind" to "materials". Enjoy an interactive experience while walking through the greenery of the garden.

[Touch the Information Design of the Future] SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE Powered by ARS ELECTRONICA

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October 13(Fri) - October 16(Mon)

The second phase of the "School of the future" project, a collaboration between Tokyo Midtown and the global creative organization Ars Electronica. This phase takes the form of a conversation based workshop,looking at how information is designed - using examples from the internet and social media through to the now infamous fake news - and then considering what information design may look like in the future.

[Touch the Passion of Designers] Salone in Roppongi vol.5 2017

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October 13(Fri) - October 22(Sun)

This year marks the fifth holding of Salone in Roppongi, creating a meeting place for people to discuss, express and exchange designs. Becoming a sort of "designers junction," you'll be welcomed by designers filled with dreams, ambition and passion, just like attending the Milano Salone design week itself. From here, spread your wings out into the world!

[Touch Craftsmanship] MAZDA DESIGN Exhibition

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October 13(Fri) - October 22(Sun)

The new Mazda CX-8 features colors and shapes that can only be created by the rich sensibilities of designers and techniques of true craftsmen, combined with a stunning interior that can only be created by hand, realizing a space that brings the "joy of driving" and "an elegant richness and relaxation" to the driver and each and every passenger. Dressed in the powerful style of an SUV but offering a fast and sporty drive, all the while cutting a mature and calm, elegant silhouette, and with a high quality interior perfectly suited to the flagship Mazda SUV. This is Mazda Design. "Rather than just a lump of metal, we want to make a car into something with a sense of presence akin to that of a living creature." Experience with all five senses the essence of craftsmanship-created Mazda design.

[Touch Attention to Detail in Manufacturing] docomo design exhibition “to create is to destroy.”

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October 20(Fri) - October 29(Sun)

Sometimes the creative process runs up against a wall.At such times, we mustn’t be afraid to destroy what we have built up.That’s because destruction is the process of going back to the beginning of things, and it’s the only way to reach the ideal.Docomo came into being 25 years ago. Docomo’s approach to creating products is expressed in this installation, using smartphone-shaped building blocks.

[Touch the Future of Living] Panasonic Design Exhibition

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November 1(Wed) - November 5(Sun)

Panasonic continues to operate in close connection to people's lifestyles, going beyond the boundaries of the times. Centered in their DNA as a long-time home electronics manufacturer, they will ask the question "what will make life better next?" and then attempt to depict their answers. Under the concept of "Hands-on Innovation." this is your chance to touch collaborative products with "GO ON"* and other as of yet unannounced prototypes. *"GO ON" is a joint collaboration of Kyoto craftspeople who apply the time-honored techniques of Japanese crafts

[Touch the Old and Learn Something New] Tokyo Midtown Antique Marché

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October 28(Sat) - October 29(Sun)

An antique market held by the monthly magazine "Menome", which has been handling antiques and works of art for 40 years. Top class antique dealers will gather to display a range of pieces carefully selected by their refined eyes and sensibilities; just looking at them may inspire something new inside you.

[Touch Young Talent] Tokyo Midtown Award 2017

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October 13(Fri) - November 5(Sun)

This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the Tokyo Midtown Awards, a competition to discover and support the next generation of creators. We will be announcing and displaying the 14 winners from among the 1,489 entries we received this year along with 77 award-winning works of the past design competitious.

[Touch a Wide Range of Products from Stores] The“ Want to Touch” Design Exhibition

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October 13(Fri) - November 5(Sun)

Interior & design shops will introduce a wide selection of items, based in this year's theme of "touch" and under the heading of "designs you want to touch."

GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION 2017

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November 1(Wed) - November 5(Sun)

The Good Design Award is known for the "G Mark" logo that comes with the award. This event will allow you to come into contact with the latest in design, featuring the more than 1,000 recipients of the G Mark in 2017. There will also be plenty more to see, including a presentation unveiling the top 100 designers, the "Long Life Design Award" being presented to long selling designs, and an exhibition of unique designs from Asia.

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 69th Exhibition

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October 4(Wed) - October 27(Fri)

The exhibition held by Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP), the organizer of Good Design Award. The judges of the award picks his/her most favorite design among the latest awarded designs. My Favorite Designs held by Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP), the organizer of Good Design Award.In this exhibition, each Good Design Award jury member picks his/her most favorite design among this year’s awarded designs.The selected designs will be exhibited along with the comments and catch phrases by the members, who are over 80 frontrunners in various fields in Japan and abroad including the jury committee’s chairperson Kazufumi Nagai and vice chairperson Fumie Shibata.

GABRIELLE CHANEL

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September 29(Fri) - October 1(Sun)

“GABRIELLE CHANEL” the new fragrance by Chanel, bears the name of its founder. To celebrate this launch, we are currently hosting a special event at the Atrium,Courtyard,GalleriaB1. We invite you to come experience the special activities, including an area to try the ultimate floral scent based on four beautiful white flowers and a photo booth exclusive to the event.

Celebrating a Decade in Roppongi-Kano Motonobu: All Under Heaven Bowed to His Brush

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September 16(Sat) - November 5(Sun)

This exhibition will focus on Kano Motonobu’s oeuvre and the elements that enabled the Kano school, as an organization, to expand and become a powerful presence in Japanese art. Kano Motonobu, establishing the Kano school, lived in the Muromachi period. He systemized and built upon the brushwork styles of famous Chinese artists to create three styles of paintings: shin-gyo-so, or formal, semi-formal, and informal. By having his students master those examples, he created a studio system that assured the training of generations of Kano-school artists and also made possible studio projects executed through teamwork. In addition to the Chinese-style ink painting that had been the forte of his father, Masanobu, Motonobu also ventured into Yamato-e territory, broadening the school’s appeal and meeting a wide range of demand. This exhibition will focus on Motonobu’s oeuvre and the elements that enabled the Kano school, as an organization, to expand and become a powerful presence in Japanese art.

LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA 2017 in TOKYO MIDTOWN

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September 19(Tue) - October 4(Wed)

The Ark Nova, a massive mobile concert hall standing 18m high, 30m across and 36m deep and which was created to support recovery from the East Japan Earthquake, appears in Tokyo for the first time [Period] September 19 (Tues) - October 4 (Wed) *Cancelled in the event of bad weather. The details of each event will be announced at a later date. [Location] Grass Square [Held By] Tokyo Midtown [With Special Cooperation From] The Lucerne Festival

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition "GRAND PROJECTS:HOW FAR WILL YOU GO?"

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June 23(Fri) - October 1(Sun)

The exhibition will showcase Grand Projects by such creators who give shape to their bold and innovative ideas that transcend existing modes of expressions.

Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH 2017

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October 13(Fri) - November 5(Sun)

A twenty four day period during which you can "touch" designs. "Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH 2017" marks our eleventh year holding this event, and this time the theme itself is "touch". Design is generally something that's only looked at. Nevertheless, you spend your life surrounded by design. If something catches your eye, try just reaching out and touching it. This is how new discoveries are made, and where further hints for how to live your life can be found. You'll find plenty of "touching" experiences at Tokyo Midtown this fall!

[Experience a Touch] -Digital Vegetables- by PARTY

MORE INFORMATION

October 17(Tue) - November 5(Sun)

The Grass Square will be graced with a massive greenhouse, the interior of which will be planted with familiar vegetables while the ceiling will be lined with LEDs invoking the sky and water. When visitors directly touch the vegetables, the LEDs inside the greenhouse will react and transform the space with flower seeds and the color of the leaves from that vegetable. The idea is to create an richly colored interactive experience, taking the vegetables that we normally only consider as food and allowing for an exploration of their varied aspects as plants.

[Touch Tradition Blended with Design] Monokokoro Paper Lanterns

MORE INFORMATION

October 13(Fri) - November 5(Sun)

Paper lanterns will be placed along the small river in the Midtown Garden. Such lanterns are often used in modern times as decorations or as shop signs, but these "material mind" lanterns will start to waver when people draw close, as though welcoming them. The light will also change, as though expressing joy.This is a new expression of a possible format for paper lanterns, fusing traditional Japanese materials with design and bringing a "mind" to "materials". Enjoy an interactive experience while walking through the greenery of the garden.

[Touch the Information Design of the Future] SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE Powered by ARS ELECTRONICA

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October 13(Fri) - October 16(Mon)

The second phase of the "School of the future" project, a collaboration between Tokyo Midtown and the global creative organization Ars Electronica. This phase takes the form of a conversation based workshop,looking at how information is designed - using examples from the internet and social media through to the now infamous fake news - and then considering what information design may look like in the future.

[Touch the Passion of Designers] Salone in Roppongi vol.5 2017

MORE INFORMATION

October 13(Fri) - October 22(Sun)

This year marks the fifth holding of Salone in Roppongi, creating a meeting place for people to discuss, express and exchange designs. Becoming a sort of "designers junction," you'll be welcomed by designers filled with dreams, ambition and passion, just like attending the Milano Salone design week itself. From here, spread your wings out into the world!

[Touch Craftsmanship] MAZDA DESIGN Exhibition

MORE INFORMATION

October 13(Fri) - October 22(Sun)

The new Mazda CX-8 features colors and shapes that can only be created by the rich sensibilities of designers and techniques of true craftsmen, combined with a stunning interior that can only be created by hand, realizing a space that brings the "joy of driving" and "an elegant richness and relaxation" to the driver and each and every passenger. Dressed in the powerful style of an SUV but offering a fast and sporty drive, all the while cutting a mature and calm, elegant silhouette, and with a high quality interior perfectly suited to the flagship Mazda SUV. This is Mazda Design. "Rather than just a lump of metal, we want to make a car into something with a sense of presence akin to that of a living creature." Experience with all five senses the essence of craftsmanship-created Mazda design.

[Touch Attention to Detail in Manufacturing] docomo design exhibition “to create is to destroy.”

MORE INFORMATION

October 20(Fri) - October 29(Sun)

Sometimes the creative process runs up against a wall.At such times, we mustn’t be afraid to destroy what we have built up.That’s because destruction is the process of going back to the beginning of things, and it’s the only way to reach the ideal.Docomo came into being 25 years ago. Docomo’s approach to creating products is expressed in this installation, using smartphone-shaped building blocks.

[Touch the Future of Living] Panasonic Design Exhibition

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November 1(Wed) - November 5(Sun)

Panasonic continues to operate in close connection to people's lifestyles, going beyond the boundaries of the times. Centered in their DNA as a long-time home electronics manufacturer, they will ask the question "what will make life better next?" and then attempt to depict their answers. Under the concept of "Hands-on Innovation." this is your chance to touch collaborative products with "GO ON"* and other as of yet unannounced prototypes. *"GO ON" is a joint collaboration of Kyoto craftspeople who apply the time-honored techniques of Japanese crafts

[Touch the Old and Learn Something New] Tokyo Midtown Antique Marché

MORE INFORMATION

October 28(Sat) - October 29(Sun)

An antique market held by the monthly magazine "Menome", which has been handling antiques and works of art for 40 years. Top class antique dealers will gather to display a range of pieces carefully selected by their refined eyes and sensibilities; just looking at them may inspire something new inside you.

[Touch Young Talent] Tokyo Midtown Award 2017

MORE INFORMATION

October 13(Fri) - November 5(Sun)

This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the Tokyo Midtown Awards, a competition to discover and support the next generation of creators. We will be announcing and displaying the 14 winners from among the 1,489 entries we received this year along with 77 award-winning works of the past design competitious.

[Touch a Wide Range of Products from Stores] The“ Want to Touch” Design Exhibition

MORE INFORMATION

October 13(Fri) - November 5(Sun)

Interior & design shops will introduce a wide selection of items, based in this year's theme of "touch" and under the heading of "designs you want to touch."

GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION 2017

MORE INFORMATION

November 1(Wed) - November 5(Sun)

The Good Design Award is known for the "G Mark" logo that comes with the award. This event will allow you to come into contact with the latest in design, featuring the more than 1,000 recipients of the G Mark in 2017. There will also be plenty more to see, including a presentation unveiling the top 100 designers, the "Long Life Design Award" being presented to long selling designs, and an exhibition of unique designs from Asia.

GABRIELLE CHANEL

MORE INFORMATION

September 29(Fri) - October 1(Sun)

“GABRIELLE CHANEL” the new fragrance by Chanel, bears the name of its founder. To celebrate this launch, we are currently hosting a special event at the Atrium,Courtyard,GalleriaB1. We invite you to come experience the special activities, including an area to try the ultimate floral scent based on four beautiful white flowers and a photo booth exclusive to the event.

LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA 2017 in TOKYO MIDTOWN

MORE INFORMATION

September 19(Tue) - October 4(Wed)

The Ark Nova, a massive mobile concert hall standing 18m high, 30m across and 36m deep and which was created to support recovery from the East Japan Earthquake, appears in Tokyo for the first time [Period] September 19 (Tues) - October 4 (Wed) *Cancelled in the event of bad weather. The details of each event will be announced at a later date. [Location] Grass Square [Held By] Tokyo Midtown [With Special Cooperation From] The Lucerne Festival

Tokyo Midtown Design Hub 69th Exhibition

MORE INFORMATION

October 4(Wed) - October 27(Fri)

The exhibition held by Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP), the organizer of Good Design Award. The judges of the award picks his/her most favorite design among the latest awarded designs. My Favorite Designs held by Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP), the organizer of Good Design Award.In this exhibition, each Good Design Award jury member picks his/her most favorite design among this year’s awarded designs.The selected designs will be exhibited along with the comments and catch phrases by the members, who are over 80 frontrunners in various fields in Japan and abroad including the jury committee’s chairperson Kazufumi Nagai and vice chairperson Fumie Shibata.

Celebrating a Decade in Roppongi-Kano Motonobu: All Under Heaven Bowed to His Brush

MORE INFORMATION

September 16(Sat) - November 5(Sun)

This exhibition will focus on Kano Motonobu’s oeuvre and the elements that enabled the Kano school, as an organization, to expand and become a powerful presence in Japanese art. Kano Motonobu, establishing the Kano school, lived in the Muromachi period. He systemized and built upon the brushwork styles of famous Chinese artists to create three styles of paintings: shin-gyo-so, or formal, semi-formal, and informal. By having his students master those examples, he created a studio system that assured the training of generations of Kano-school artists and also made possible studio projects executed through teamwork. In addition to the Chinese-style ink painting that had been the forte of his father, Masanobu, Motonobu also ventured into Yamato-e territory, broadening the school’s appeal and meeting a wide range of demand. This exhibition will focus on Motonobu’s oeuvre and the elements that enabled the Kano school, as an organization, to expand and become a powerful presence in Japanese art.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Exhibition "GRAND PROJECTS:HOW FAR WILL YOU GO?"

MORE INFORMATION

June 23(Fri) - October 1(Sun)

The exhibition will showcase Grand Projects by such creators who give shape to their bold and innovative ideas that transcend existing modes of expressions.

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