bring a design souvenir back from tokyo!

this year, the eigth edition of the designboom mart at tokyo designers week (TDW), designboom presents 45 international design professionals from almost as many countries to introduce new products to the marketplace for the first time. october 30th to november 5th, 2012



what are designboom marts?


the designboom mart is a unique interactive platform for emerging and established designers to test their new ideas. visitors meet the young avant-garde talents personally and become familiar with their work. they can buy self-produced or limited edition pieces directly from the designers. profits through sales can be used towards partially covering any travel costs.


over the intense days of exhibiting and socializing, the designers have the chance to discuss their work with other like-minded professionals, customers, manufacturers, distributors, press and museum curators – verifying their designs and their packaging credentials.


designboom mart tokyo 2012: call for participation mart compilation of past mart exhibitions images © designboom


over the years, many talents have been discovered and gone on to become industry celebrities. after new york, tokyo, sydney, seoul, melbourne, stockholm, saint-etienne, valencia, copenhagen, … this unique formula now sees its 27th edition, since our very first mart in new york in 2005.


would you like to join us?

designboom is currently selecting designers.

if you are interested in participating at this mart, please email us now! and see more info below on how to participate!


designboom mart tokyo 2012: call for participation tokyo designboom mart 2011 – see the full article here image © designboom


how to participate please email us a few images of your objects that you would like to bring.


criteria you should keep in mind that the mart is a sales exhibition, therefore you are invited to sell a small amount of (self) produced items priced from:¥1,000 JPY – ¥10,000 JPY (ca. 10 – 100 USD) objects should be lightweight and easy to carry.


send us your work please send your submissions to: [email protected] subject line: ‘designboom mart tokyo 2012‘. emails should not exceed 3 MB




designboom mart tokyo 2012: call for participation


more tokyo mart 2005 | tokyo mart 2006 | tokyo mart 2007 tokyo mart 2008 | tokyo mart 2009 | tokyo mart 2010 tokyo mart 2011


designboom mart compilation 2005 – 2011



designboom mart tokyo 2012: call for participation