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What is DESIGNART TOKYO? (I)

Held each autumn DESIGNART TOKYO is one of Japan’s largest art & design festivals. With the concept of “Emotions”, interiors, art, fashion and food from all around the world are collected with a genre-defying spirit. Decorating the coolest areas of Tokyo with art, making it fun to walk around and visit all the different exhibits, transforming the entire city into a museum over the course of ten days.

Israel Announced as Official Partner Country!   Israel is decided as the Partner Country of this year's DESIGNART TOKYO. As part of the Exchange Project, more than 10 participants from Jerusalem Design Week (JDW) will exhibit their works. (From Japan, Shota Hayakawa and Yuri Himuro of last year's Designart Tokyo, have participated in the JDW 2019 in June.)  With a showcase of local materials, installations, projects and events stemming from the recent editions of JDW, the exhibition will explore the tensions and hybrids which define a unique Israeli design approach

Israel Announced as Official Partner Country!

Israel is decided as the Partner Country of this year's DESIGNART TOKYO. As part of the Exchange Project, more than 10 participants from Jerusalem Design Week (JDW) will exhibit their works. (From Japan, Shota Hayakawa and Yuri Himuro of last year's Designart Tokyo, have participated in the JDW 2019 in June.)

With a showcase of local materials, installations, projects and events stemming from the recent editions of JDW, the exhibition will explore the tensions and hybrids which define a unique Israeli design approach

Ginza & Shinjuku Join the Party!

TOKYU PLAZA GINZA X Bunkamura X Toraya Exhibition

TOKYU PLAZA GINZA X Bunkamura X Toraya Exhibition

< KIRIKO LOUNGE / Tokyu Plaza 6th Floor >

Tokyu Plaza Ginza will serve as the Information Center for the Ginza area. At KIRIKO LOUNGE, located on the landmark building’s 6th floor, poetry evoking the season of autumn in the Ginza area will be recited as part of an event titled “Gin-cha-kai” (Silver Tea Party), while Toraya, the venerable purveyor of Japanese sweets and patron of traditional arts and crafts, will be supporting an exhibition titled “TOKYU PLAZA GINZA Å~ Bunkamura SPECIAL PROGRAM ~ Toraya,

Principles of Japanese Sweets”, curated by Ryusuke Nanki. The show will examine the expression of the four seasons and the origins of craftsmanship through the lens of Japanese sweets, while visitors can experience the joys of creating Japanese sweets at the adjacent Sukiyabashi Chabo.

Lalique x Damian Hirst “Eternal” Collection

Lalique x Damian Hirst “Eternal” Collection


< Lalique >

The revered house of Lalique, known as “The haute couture of crystal glass”, has entered into a partnership with world-renowned contemporary artist Damien Hirst to produce a collection titled “Eternal”. Melding Hirst’s conception of “The Cycle of Life” with the house’s unrivalled craftsmanship has resulted in art pieces the likes of which have never been seen before and which visitors will be sure to enjoy seeing up close. ETERNAL IMMACULATE

Photographed by Fran.ois Fernandez ˝ Damien Hirst, Science Ltd and Lalique. All rights reserved, DACS/ADAGP 2017

Shiseido Gallery / From “Moulting”(2019) by Jay Chung &amp; Q Takeki Maeda

Shiseido Gallery / From “Moulting”(2019) by Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda

< Shiseido Gallery >

Shiseido is a cosmetics brand whose identity is deeply entwined with the history of Ginza. Celebrating its centenary this year “Shiseido Gallery” is Japan’s oldest art gallery and this year it will participate in DESIGNART TOKYO for the first time. The gallery will be featuring an exhibition selected by Berlin-based conceptual artists Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda as well as an exhibition of craftsmanship featuring arabesque patterns.

Please stay tuned for more information with us or you may visit: http://designart.jp

Global Millennials a World-Class Experiential Art, Culture and Retail Landmark - K11 MUSEA

K11 MUSEA a name inspired by A Muse by the Sea for its revolutionary retail concepts – is the latest and most prestigious addition to K11’s burgeoning museum-retail portfolio and is located at the heart of Victoria Dockside, a broader project by New World Development that includes cultural, commercial, residential, hotel and family spaces, as well as art and design programmes. Victoria Dockside is a rejuvenation by New World Development of a once-celebrated district of Hong Kong, previously popular with tourists and locals alike. The project has been described by US media outlets as “Hong Kong’s Hudson Yards,” about the Manhattan mega-project, and as “Hong Kong’s most anticipated opening.”

Celebrating K11’s 10th anniversary, the Group announced the naming of its anchor project at Victoria Dockside as K11 MUSEA (pronounced: meu-see-ah), K11 MUSEA is inspired by the name of A Muse by the Sea and K11 MUSEA to be open in Q3 2019. Situated along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, K11 MUSEA is the brand’s most ambitious museum retail landmark ever, as well as an aspirational global destination merging lifestyle, culture, and art. 

The 10-storey K11 MUSEA is K11’s latest flagship project, catering to the dynamic lifestyles of globetrotting millennials by bringing together world-class experiential retail, art, culture, entertainment, and dining under one magnificent roof.K11 MUSEA will house an extensive selection of international brands – many of which will be concept stores and flagships debuting in Hong Kong with a brand new image. K11 MUSEA takes inspiration from research that reveals Asian millennials as “Super Consumers,” prominent drivers of global consumption with spending power set to reach US$6 trillion by 2020 as they grow to account for 45% of Asia’s millennial population. K11 MUSEA will get together global millennials to discover their muse after its opening in Q3 2019 while positioning itself as an aspirational destination merging art, culture, and commerce in Hong Kong and Asia.

Hailed as the crown jewel of K11’s museum-retail concept, K11 MUSEA features many architectural highlights, including the 2,000-square-foot outdoor Sunken Plaza, modeled on amphitheaters and installed with programmed water patterns and a misting system for a cooling effect. Together with a large 25-foot-tall LED screen above, Sunken Plaza offers an intimate and immersive venue for cultural events ranging from outdoor movie screenings and live music to art and design related performances. As a new global destination to discover one’s muse and bask in the most exceptional art and cultural content, K11 MUSEA will display a world-class public art collection throughout its premises when it opens, highlighting the brand’s core values of Art, People, and Nature.

For more details on #K11MUSEA, its radical concepts and #DiscoverYourMuse stories and activities, please follow on Facebook and Instagram @K11MUSEA