Collection by Amanda Dameron

Highlights from the 2015 Tokyo Gift Show


This week marks the 79th annual Tokyo International Gift Show, taking place at Tokyo Big Sight, the 1996 convention center located in the city’s Ariake district next to Tokyo Bay. We’ll be sharing highlights over the course of the fair’s three days.

More to come as we continue to explore the Tokyo Gift Show—stay tuned! In the meantime, be sure to keep an eye on our Instagram feed for snapshots of Tokyo’s art, architecture and design scene.

This show highlights wares from 2,400 companies hailing from 19 countries and regions, focusing on apparel, food, and...
Tokyo, which is preparing for the 2020 Summer Olympics in earnest, is making a big play for increased international...
The Matsunoya booth was a pleasing jumble of hand-crafted goods, sourced from all over Japan.
How often would you expect to see a president of a company sewing one of his bestsellers? Take it from us, it’s...
Porcelain is, of course, a material pillar in the history of Japanese design.
Another huge shift in behavior in Japan is the embrace of coffee culture.
In another portion of the show floor, a more humble operation dedicated to the splendor of coffee takes place out of...
Cement Product Design presented a wealth of winsome products, including the Face Two Face series of plates, a two-sided...
It’s no secret that macramé has come back with a vengeance in the United States, and it seems that Japan is happy to...
We end with Kuminuno from f-pzl , which we consider to be the soft Japanese cousin to David Weeks Studio’s CubeBot.
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