Exhibition Outline

DESIGN TOKYO is an annual event which gathers the latest design products and leading designers from all over the world.

It has attracted key buyers who find new vendors and see what's fresh in the design and lifestyle industries.

Screening Committee of 2019 Show

*Committee Members for 2020 will be updated soon.

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. (Titles omitted, not in alphabetical order)

Paul Galloway

Collection Specialist, Architecture & Design,

MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

Paul Galloway is the Collection Specialist for the Architecture and Design department at the Museum of Modern Art, where he coordinates the growth and management of the collection and oversees research. A regular speaker at museums, conferences, and universities, Paul has made the celebration of design creativity a personal mission. He is also a professor of at the City University of New York.

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

President and Chief Executive Officer Francfranc Corp.


He established BALS CORP. (now known as Francfranc Corp.) in 1990 for sales of imported furniture and interior. He has over 150 shops including J-PERIOD, WTW and Francfranc. His business approach and marketing has been attracting strong attention from the industry.

Tomomi Nagayama

Interior Stylist


Ms. Nagayama has been actively involved in interior & product styling for magazines such as ‘Casa BRUTUS’ and ‘ELLE DECO’, etc. Also, she has been handling interior styling, etc., for corporate show rooms and catalogues. She has been interested in products and things which go well with our daily life, and has been studying about them.

Yasumichi Morita

Designer / CEO of GLAMOROUS co.,ltd.


Since starting with a project in Hong Kong in 2001, he has successfully broadened his appeal to New York, London, Paris, Doha and other major cities. He has also enthusiastically been expanding his career as a designer displaying his talents across a wide variety of graphics and products.

Special Exhibit Zone

Aroma & Fragrance Zone

Candles, Aroma lights, Deodorants, Aroma diffusers, Detergents, Perfumes, etc.

Interior accessories Zone
Lightings, Furniture, Photo frames, Fabrics, Home appliances, Flower bases, etc.

An area disseminating “Japanese Design Products” to Japan & the world.

Exhibitor & Product Search (Previous 2019 Show)

Check out exhibitors & their exhibits, before visiting the show!



DESIGN TOKYO PRODUCTS AWARD is given to the most “marketable” design products among the exhibits at DESIGN TOKYO that passed the screening.

Venue Info & Access

Venue Info & Access

FAQ by Visitors

Tokyo Sightseeing

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