anna wintour at designboom mart tokyo 2011
anna wintour at designboom mart tokyo 2011 anna wintour at designboom mart tokyo 2011
nov 17, 2011

anna wintour at designboom mart tokyo 2011

thank you for visiting us. spotted at the designboom mart: anna wintour, editor-in-chief of american vogue !

anna wintour, editor-in-chief of american vogue, visited our designboom mart image © designboom

… and some design celebrities:  li edelkoort and toshiyuki kita

li edelkoort (left) and toshiyuki kita (right) among the designboom mart visitors images © designboomand our friends from brownbook magazine, the publishers rashid and ahmed bin shabib.

rashid and ahmed bin shabib from brownbook magazine image © designboom

for the 7th time designboom hosted a group exhibition of international design professionals from around the world as part of the cultural program of the tokyo designers week 2011. at our famous market exhibition, visitors are able to meet the young avant-garde, discuss and buy self-produced or limited edition pieces directly from the designers.

designboom marts are an unprecedented opportunity to meet the young designers and become familiar with their work. the group exhibitions see international design professionals personally presenting their wares. (prototypes and/or limited edition pieces) along with, various-samples. the designers have the opportunity to meet and discuss with customers, manufacturers, distributors, press and museum curators – verifying their designs and their packaging credentials. mart visitors can purchase intelligent, useful and quirky items for a symbolic price, anywhere between 1,000-10,000 JPY.

images © designboom

design fairs are a fantastic occasion to reach like-minded people (curators, press, general public)  as well as industry professionals. 

they are all in love with design and want to know the stories behind the ‘products’,  they like to shop and the designboom mart is the

place to do it. designboom marts serve as a unique interactive platform for emerging and established designers to test their new ideas

at a very low exhibition cost, prior to investing large sums into solo shows. many designers went on to achieve notoriety in the design

business following their participation in designboom marts.

the designboom marts are truly international – designers come from over 30 countries, and partially cover the travel costs through the sales

that they make. over the intense days of exhibiting and socializing designers have the chance to discuss their work with other professionals

from different cultural backgrounds.

 masako sato
 22 design studio
(shen-yao yu, yiting cheng)

 maude lapierre
 fui reciclado
(antonio portilla, takashi hirakawa)
ecuador / japan
 bone collection
(iris wang)

 abelpartners design studio
(yoon sung-mun, cho sung-jae)

(sandra chung)

hong kong / china
(sungwon park, changhyeon jo)

 moving design
(kenichiro oomori)

 heath nash
south africa
 amanda de castro costa
 le mouton noir & co
(george chiachi lee , stella lichen lee , hyeonil jeong)

(david guarino)

france / japan
 masahiro asakura
(hyunjin park)

 noa design
(nahoko koyama)

UK / japan
studio o_o factory
(jongwon park, sangwoo park)

(roohollah merrikhpour, bealuz roa villavicencio)

iran / korea
(li chieh kao, tsu jung kuo, shin yu tsai, chih ching hou)

(jonghwan kim, hyunsoo kim, vitna kwon, soyeon yang)

 goodss passion
(catherine mui)

hong kong / china
 kijin shin
 kalomix limited
(joey yuen-king lau, kenneth ho)

hong kong / china
 studio 47
(patcharasupang xuto, patipat chaiwitesh)

(wakako kita)

(hira ahn)

 design studio labyrinth
(doron andre hajdu, carmen dullnig)

 mikke remikke
(mika yoshida, mari murata)

(kenji ito, takahiro umino)

 ximena rozo
(millian ng, jonathan chang)

hong kong / china
 masakazu hori
(james kim)

(sang uk chi)

(mina kwag, gawon lee, heejin kwon)

(favilai kongsomsaksiri, suparat apichart-olan)

 haoshi design
(hao-chunn yang, chia-ling chung)

 eazy atelier
(au zhe you, au zhe min)

(chan oi yau riyo, kwong ho sun howard)

hong kong / china
(lily js suh, zoono jh oh)

(soichi takenaka, hiroi igarashi)


tokyo designboom mart 2011 flyer

south-african designer heath nash with three super-size shopping bag lights, created especially for the tokyo designboom mart.

images © designboom

nahoko koyama of noa design while hanging her light installation over all mart tables.

building-up images © designboom

the mart is all about ‘selling design originals’, and at the same time, a fantastic way to promote yourself! it is also about socializing, making friendships, meeting new people from different countries, etc… the designers have direct contact with clients and receive immediate feedback about their products on sale.

designboom mart dinner after a long show day image © designboom

the designboom mart is widely recognized as the ORIGINAL, the first ever design bazaar. in early 2005 designboom created a completely

new formula of exhibition and since then we have organized over 20 international marts worldwide, that combine high-profile design with a

popular street market setting, making up the cultural program of trade fairs.

evening scenery of tokyo designers week 2011 image © designboom

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