Exhibition Outline

DESIGN TOKYO attracts a variety of visitors who seek sophisticated,

functional yet marketable design products selected from around the world.

Screening Policies

DESIGN TOKYO establishes the Screening Committee, organised by specialists working in the design industry.

The Judging and Screening Committee shall conduct screening and qualify applicants as exhibitors at DESIGN TOKYO while respecting the concept and

the quality of the fair and its screening policies. Those who applied for the booth are requested to submit company/products information.

Screening Process

                  *Only companies who are approved by the Screening Committee will be able to exhibit at DESIGN TOKYO.

                   If  you are not approved, you will be exhibiting at one of  other 7 shows held inside LIFESTYLE Week July.

Screening Committee

*Titles omitted, not in alphabetical order

 In order to respect the concept of the show and to maintain high quality of exhibits, DESIGN TOKYO establishes the Screening Committee, composed of specialists working in the design/interior industry, and only those who are approved will be able to exhibit at DESIGN TOKYO. 

Andrew Gardner

Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture & Design, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Mr. Andrew Gardner is Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Architecture & Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In addition to organizing and coordinating exhibitions of the Museum’s design collection, he works on acquisitions of new works into the collection and is the primary curatorial liaison to the MoMA Design Stores in New York, Tokyo, Kyoto and Hong Kong. Recent exhibitions include The Value of Good Design (2019) and MoMA at NGV (2018) in Melbourne, Australia.

Kazuo Kawasaki

Ph.D., Design Director / Professor Emeritus,
Osaka University and Nagoya City University

Mr. Kawasaki is a design director, who has been designing wide range of products. He has been awarded from numbers of Japanese and overseas prizes. Numbers of his products have been exhibited as permanent collections at major overseas museums such as ‘MoMA’.

Fumio Takashima

Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Francfranc Corp.

Mr. Fumio Takashima manages Francfranc Corporation which runs more than 130 home-furnishing retail shops in Japan and Hong Kong,
and its main brand “Francfranc” will celebrate the 30th anniversary in 2022.

Ryuko Kida

Brand Director,
 Hearst Fujingaho Co., Ltd.

Ms. Ryuko Kida, ELLE DECOR Brand Director(Hearst Fujingaho), have been working on lifestyle, interior and design for long as an editor/journalist. After experienced deputy chief editor for "FIGARO JAPON(CCC Media House)" and chief editor for "Pen(same to the left)", became a chief editor for "ELLE DECOR JAPAN(Hearst Fujingaho)" since December 2015. In charge of current position(Brand Director) since July 2014.  

  Hideshi Hamaguchi

Business Designer

Mr. Hideshi Hamaguchi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Kyoto University.  He has over 15 years of experience in defining strategies and decision-making, as well as in concept development for various industries and businesses.


For Booth costs, available booth locations and any other inquiries, please contact Show Management.

DESIGN TOKYO Show Management / RX Japan Ltd. (Formerly Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.)
Attn: Eiichi Hasegawa (Mr.) / Chisato Miyawaki (Ms.) / Qu Jun (Mr.) / Yugo Matsuoka (Mr.) / Shin Taeyong (Mr.)
18F Shinjuku-Nomura Bldg., 1-26-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0570, Japan
TEL: +81-3-3349-8505  FAX: +81-3-3349-4922
E-mail: lifestyle-eng.jp@rxglobal.com

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CATALYZE - International Events
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Attn: Rex Bowden (Mr.)

Admission fee: JPY 5,000/person without this ticket. Those under the age of 18 are not permitted to enter.