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

*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.

 Akira Kyuyama

Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer,
ACTUS Corporation

ACTUS Corporation runs interior shops, adjoining authentic restaurant and cafe. The interior shop ACTUS offer import furniture from European and other countries as well as the original designed furniture, textiles, apparel and home goods. As a lifestyle company, ACTUS coordinate ''Food, clothing and housing'' in total and propose "Quality of Life" in various ways.

 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.  

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.