designboom mart tokyo 2013



bring a design souvenir back from tokyo!
designboom returns for the 9th time to participate at tokyo designers week (TDW) 2013. it is the biggest designboom mart exhibition to date, presenting 80 international design professionals that introduce new products to the marketplace for the first time.



designboom mart tokyo 2013


this mart is divided into two five-day editions:
mart session 1: october 26 – 30, 2013
mart session 2
: october 31 – november 4, 2013


designboom mart tokyo 2013
happy customers and halloween costumes at tokyo designboom mart 2013



designboom reached a milestone this year, coming full circle to host the 30th edition of our designboom mart at the ICFF in new york, the same venue where the mart concept debuted in 2005. in pioneering the marts, we brought new life to pop-up exhibition culture. now a fixture at major design festivals and seen throughout the largest cities in the world, these cultural exhibitions offer young designers a way to jumpstart their practice into a professional design career.



designboom mart tokyo 2013
japanese media interviewing the designers



what are designboom marts?

the designboom mart is a unique interactive platform for emerging and established designers to test their new ideas. visitors are not only able to meet the young avant-garde designers and become familiar with their work but also buy self-produced or limited edition pieces directly from the creators themselves.


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 2013



many talents who were discovered in the previous shows have gone on to become some of the biggest names in the industry. one of them is renowned designer oki sato / nendo – who participated in designboom’s inaugural mart at new york’s ICFF in 2005. in the video below, he recounts the moment when philippe starck bought one of his first products on the occasion: a volcano shaped tissue dispenser.



oki sato on his participation in designboom mart
video © designboom



among other famed participants of our mart exhibitions, we have had the pleasure to host designers such as hulger (who won the design of the year 2012 award of the design museum london with their plumen light bulb), joe gebbia (founder of airbnb), georg baldele (the inventor of the floating candles in the harry potter movie), sam baron (director of the design department at FABRICA), david trubridge, nervous system, maxim velkovsky…



check out the video from our busy tokyo mart last year in november 2012.


video © john briscella and lana briscella of aminimal – the design duo have participated in the tokyo designboom mart 2012



designboom mart tokyo 2013
compilation of objects on sale this year at the tokyo designboom mart at TDW 2013 (session one and session two)



after new york, tokyo, sydney, seoul, melbourne, stockholm, saint-etienne, valencia, copenhagen, … this unique formula now sees its 31st edition, since our very first mart in new york in 2005.



designboom mart tokyo 2013
participating designers of session one: october 26 – 30, 2013



designboom mart tokyo 2013
participating designers of session two: october 31 – november 4, 2013



designboom mart tokyo 2013
tokyo designers week venue – main entry


TDW – tokyo designers week 2013
central venue: inside the DESIGN NEXT tent
2-3 kasumigaoka, meiji-jingu, gaien, tokyo


opening hours:
october 26 (saturday) – november 4 (monday), 2013
11am – 9pm (last day 8pm)


 visit the homepage of TDW – tokyo designers week 2013!


designboom mart tokyo 2013