Current Exhibition

Exhibition #22
"New Japanese Habitation Space" proposed by Sony Life Space UX

GOOD DESIGN STORE PMQ will hold New Exhibition of "New Japanese Habitation Space” proposed by Sony Life Space UX from Apr. 14 - May. 14

Unlocking the potential of spaces to enrich everyday life --
Life Space UX is all about creating new experiences through the power of living spaces themselves.
To unlock those new possibilities, we focus on creating new products that blend seamlessly into everyday environments and enrich daily life.
In this exhibition, Life Space UX will propose "New Japanese Habitation Space" at GOOD DESIGN STORE Gallery.

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PMQ x GOOD DESIGN AWARD DESIGN TALK #21
- Unlocking the potential of spaces to enrich everyday life-

Date: Thursday, 13th April 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: Hub/PMQ (7/F Block A, 35 Aberdeen St, Central, Hong Kong)
Presenter: Mr. Daisuke Shiono - Art Director, Sony Creative Center
Moderator: Mr. Seiki Mori - Designer, Studio ARRT
Talk Medium: English
RSVP: dt@g-mark.org with your name, email address and number of attendees.

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Thursday, 13th April 2017 7:00pm-8:00pm
Venue: GOOD DESIGN STORE @ H401 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St, Central, Hong Kong

Period: April 14th Friday - May 14th Sunday, 2017
OPEN: 11:00am-7:00pm

Upcoming Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Exhibition #20
THE CENTENNIAL VALUE COLLECTION from NIIGATA JAPAN
12/100 SELECTION

The Good Design Store at PMQ presents excellent products that create centennial values from NIIGATA Prefecture.

"Centennial Collection" is the international brand-building project that the manufacturers of NIIGATA-prefecture and NICO(Niigata Industrial Creation Organization) collaborate on developing new products collection each year.
A collection of tools that draw on a century of heritage, the “Centennial Collection” presents lifestyle tools for the next generation.

Unlike tool that are mass-produced for mass-consumption, the tools into the collection are all limited editions designed for longevity and to suit the needs of the individual.
The project has selected as Grand-prix of Design For Asia Award on 2006 that organized by Hong Kong Design Centre.
This exhibition have planned to celebrate the winning 10th anniversary of the award.

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PMQ x GOOD DESIGN AWARD DESIGN TALK #19
- Global Lifestyle Design - Story of 百年物語 "Centennial Collection"

Date: Tuesday, 29th November 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Hub/PMQ (7/F Block A, 35 Aberdeen St, Central, Hong Kong)

Guest: Mr. NAKAMURA Masaki - "Hyakunen-Monogatari" General Manager
Mr. KOBAYASHI Tomoyuki - The third Generation successor and Chairman of SUWADA Blacksmith works. Inc.
Moderator: Seiki Mori (Studio ARRT)
Talk Medium: English
RSVP: dt@g-mark.org (with your name, e-mail address and Numbers of attendees)
Limited seats, first come first served.

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Date & Time: Nov 29th (Tue) , 7:30pm - 8:30pm Venue: GOOD DESIGN STORE @ H401 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St, Central, Hong Kong

Period: November 28th, 2016 - December 11th, 2016

Expanding the Possibilities of
Heavy Duty Cardboard 'Tri-Wall' by Design and Collaboration

The Good Design Store at PMQ presents the most recent exhibition by 2015 Good Design Award Winner, Tri-Wall.

The Good Design Store at PMQ presents the most recent exhibition by 2015 Good Design Award Winner, Tri-Wall.

The name "Tri-Wall" came into existence in the early 1950's when Abe Goldstein, a small box maker in New Jersey, USA, invented the manufacturing process for a new, heavy-duty corrugated material he dubbed "Tri-Wall Pak(R)".

Today, the Tri-Wall Group is still evolving. Their Asian network continues to expand, even as they increase our global awareness and broaden their corporate goals. They are carrying the Tri-Wall name into non-packaging related areas; creating new products and services using the same world-class standards for innovation, quality, and customer-driven performance that Tri-Wall established over half-a-century ago.

Tri-wall's experience of disaster zone aid through cardboard furniture made possible the creation of tables of very few components with simple assembly, saving waste and time. Though light, they can support over 150kg in weight. As they can be completely disassembled, they take up little space for transport. As the components were made of cardboard or iron, they can be easily recycled.


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DESIGN TALK #17 - MATERIAL X DESIGN
Date & Time: June 11th (Sat) 4PM - 6PM , Registration 15:45-, Talk 16:00 - 18:00
Venue: The Hub PMQ, 7F/PMQ, A block, 35 Aberdeen St, Central, Hong Kong
Guest:
Mr. Hideki Konno - President, Konno Konpo Inc. / Award Winner of GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2015
Ms. Pearly Ng - General Manager, Tri-Wall (Asia) Pte Ltd (Singapore)
Mr. Paul Etheridge - Senior Designer, Tri-Wall Europe Ltd (UK)
Moderator: Seiki Mori (Studio ARRT)
Talk Medium: English
RSVP: dt@g-mark.org (with your name, e-mail address and Numbers of attendees)
Limited seats, first come first served.

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Date & Time: June 11th (Sat) , 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: GOOD DESIGN STORE @ H401 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St, Central, Hong Kong

Period: June 3rd, 2016 - July 14th, 2016

60th anniversary of GOOD DESIGN AWARD

What makes a GOOD DESIGN? - For Life, Society, Future.

The Good Design Award, which is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its establishment, has continued awarding "good design" ever since the establishment in 1957 of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry sponsored "Good Design Selection System (popularly known as the G Mark Program)."

Over this period, conditions in industry and society and the issues that we face have greatly changed, and the aim and role of design has also expanded accordingly. The Good Design Award has apprehended the signals coming from life and society at different times and has always confronted the question of "what is good design?" from within that context. We are told that this journey has been a "milestone" in the journey of industry and design.

Exhibiton - What makes a GOOD DESIGN? - For Life, Society, Future.
In this exhibit, we look back upon the many different designs that have accompanied people's lifestyles from period to period and introduce the designs receiving the Good Design Award and the Long Life Design Award in the four sections of "Designs that Changed and Supported People's Lifestyles," "Progress in Life and Industry Guided by Design," "Brands that Continue to be Loved and their Designs," and "The Future of Touch".


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DESIGN TALK #16 - Mr. Gary Chang, jury of GOOD DESIGN AWARD2016
Date & Time: April 29th (Fri), Registration 18:45 - 19:00, Talk 19:00 - 20:00
Venue: The Hub PMQ, 7F/PMQ, A block, 35 Aberdeen St, Central, Hong Kong
Guest: Mr. Gary Chang and Winners of GOOD DESIGN AWARD
Moderator: Seiki Mori (Studio ARRT)
Talk Medium: English
RSVP: dt@g-mark.org (with your name, e-mail address and Numbers of attendees)
Limited seats, first come first served.

OPENING RECEPTION
Date & Time: April 29th (Fri), 20:00-21:00
Venue: GOOD DESIGN STORE @ H401 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St, Central, Hong Kong

Period: April 29th, 2016 - May 29th, 2016

MY JAPLAN 我的日記

Exhibition of Alan Chan's works of design and art from Japan since 1980s

This exhibition documents Alan Chan's design career, which has been fully embraced and supported, personally and professionally, dated back in the 1980s until now.
Recommended by Ikko Tanaka, Alan's first project in Japan was for the "Hello Hong Kong" promotional campaign at Seibu Department Store in 1987. Since then, his journey continued with many clients and organisations in Japan, both on commercial or non-commercial basis, from property developer to pachinko game centre, from banking corporation to bottled drinks, s, from meditation box to thermometer…

Through this exhibition of his works in Japan or projects collaborate with Japanese designers, the younger generation of Hong Kong designers will know more about the historical linkage between Hong Kong and Japanese design.

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DESIGN TALK #15 - Mr. ALAN CHAN + His Guests
Date & Time: January 10th (Sun), Registration 14:40 - 15:00, Talk 15:00 - 17:00
Venue: The Qube @ PMQ, 2F/PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St, Central, Hong Kong
Guest speaker: Mr.Fumio Takashima (BALS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, President / CEO), Ms.Suzie Setsuko Wakai (B & W - Far East Publicity Limited, Managing Director), Mr. SATOSHI SHIMIZU (Exective Director of East Asia Region, Ryohin Keikaku Company Limited)
Talk Medium: English
RSVP before January 3rd: dt@g-mark.org (with your name, e-mail address and Numbers of attendees)
Limited seats, first come first served.

OPENING RECEPTION
Date & Time: January 8th (Fri), 18:00-20:30
Venue: GOOD DESIGN STORE @ H401 PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St, Central, Hong Kong

Period: January 8th, 2016 - February 20th, 2016

PRIDE - TSUBAME-SANJO -

A Fusion of Tradition and Innovation

Our Novemver-December Exhibition is about The Tsubame-Sanjo Region, which located in Middle of Japan.
Tsubame and Sanjo are two cities located in central Niigata Prefecture. Tsubame-Sanjo is a thriving area that enjoys traditional blessings from nature while producing some of the world's finest machined metal products. The area has a history of developing a range of everyday metal goods that support our lives, and it is in this way a place where tradition and industry coexist.

Participating enterprises:
SUWADA BLACKSMITH WORKS, Inc.
MARUNAO Co.,Ltd.
GYOKUSENDO
MARUTO HASEGAWA KOSAKUJO Inc.
Yamamura Manufacturing Co., Ltd
NIIGATA INVESTMENT CASTING Co., Ltd
KARASAWA YASURI Co., Ltd
FD Inc.
i-D international Co., Ltd

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Drinks Reception: 27th November 19:00 - 21:00 at Wilbur's PMQ
RSVP to dt@g-mark.org

Design Talk #14
Date: 27th November 17:00 – 18:30 (Door open 16:40)
Venue: Wilbur's, H412-14, 4/F, Hollywood (Block B), PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
Speaker: Mr. Mitsunobu Hagino, Product Designer, FD Inc.
RSVP to dt@g-mark.org

Period: November 27th, 2015 - January 3th, 2016

JAPANESE BRANDING DESIGN "ATSURAE" -Tailor made furniture- 都美 - tobi

Atsurae-A rewarding relationship between maker and user-

"tobi" is a furniture brand created as a joint enterprise of eight order - made furniture manufacturers in Tokyo.
The brand, which embodies the artisan spirit inherited from the traditions and techniques of Shiba Furniture, was created not with the simple aim of selling products, but rather to uphold and hone the traditions of fine Japanese craftsmanship.
The name "tobi" brings together two different ideas in Japanese. Firstly, tobi-shokunin was the profession of steeplejacks in the Edo era, who epitomized the rakish aesthetic of the feudal capital. Secondly, tobi, an abbreviation of toshi-bi, is a word that expresses the urban beauty of Tokyo, at one level chaotic, yet enduringly radical.

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Reception: 30th Oct, 6:00pm - 9:00 at GOOD DESIGN STORE Gallery
Free, just drop in

Design Talk #13
Date: October 30th 6:00pm - 9:00 at GOOD DESIGN STORE Gallery
Speaker: Mr. Eiri Iwakura, Designer
RSVP to dt@g-mark.org

Period: October 31st - November 22nd, 2015

BUNACO EXIBITION

The Innovative BUNACO Technique Creating New Designs

BUNACO originated in Aomori in 1956. As Aomori prefecture boasts the greatest number of beech trees in Japan, we naturally decided to use beech for our products. The production of BUNACO is innovative, the first of its kind. After six decades, BUNACO has earned a high reputation, and its name proudly represents Japan.

From Flat to 3-D :
The Uniqueness of the Coiled Structure :
The beech strips are wound into a coil, and then extruded by hand into the final shape. The potential of the flexible beech wood is fully exploited by our skilled team of craftspeople, resulting in new designs for people looking for a more modern Japanese style.

High Quality and Dependability :
BUNACO products are constructed with fully dried thin wooden tapes, so they will not warp or crack as easily as other wooden products. BUNACO is dependable in all climates in and out of Japan, and all tableware is water resistant and safe to eat off of.

BUNACO's Pride: We do not sacrifice Ecology for Design :
People are more and more concerned about environmental compatibility. The BUNACO technique only requires one tenth of the wood used in traditional lathe carving, meaning that BUNACO is not only aesthetically pleasing, but ecological as well. You might say that BUNACO products are ahead of the curve as the world is becoming aware of LOHAS.

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Opening Reception & Gallery Talk
Date: 2nd Oct. 6:00pm-8:00pm
Speaker: Mr. Masanao Kurata, CEO of BUNACO CO., LTD
Free, just drop in

Design Talk #12 & Workshop for Designers
Date: 3rd Oct. 1st: 1:30pm - / 2nd: 3:30pm - for 12 ppl each class
Venue : 7/F Staunton (Block A), PMQ
Free admission
RSVP to dt@g-mark.org
* In case of too many applications, we will hold a draw for place allocation.

Period: October 1 - October 27, 2015

To make the most from the minimum

Making the most from the minimum. Develope technological innovations for user.

BALMUDA Inc. was established in 2003 in Tokyo. Since our founding, we have designed our products to be manufactured, sold, and used under one guiding philosophy: To make the most from the minimum.
This means using the minimum number of parts. Pursuing beauty through minimalist design. And providing the greatest benefit with minimal use of energy. This approach isn't achieved through just a single burst of inspiration. It's the result of years of continuous effort and research.
Our GreenFan Technology takes the familiar form of an electric fan and adds to it the capability of producing a natural breeze. However, to get the greatest benefit from this technology, we have added a few twists to its design.
The blades in our exclusive 14-blade system feature a wing-shaped cross-section based on fluid dynamics. Even the guard area, which acts as an air intake, employs this optimized design. This helps eliminate unnecessary air resistance and enhances the efficiency of the airflow.
What all of this means is that the fan produces a generous breeze using the minimum amount of energy, all while remaining exceptionally quiet. We believe this unceasing pursuit of efficiency leads to greater benefits for the customers who use our products.
Making the most from the minimum. And developing technological innovations to benefit the user.
We hope our products and their features will give you a sense of our vision for the future.

BALMUDA product Promotion Talk on 29th Aug and on 12th Sep.
( 2 times per day. 2PM and 4PM )

Period: August 24 - September 29, 2015

UDS×誉都思 EXHIBITION

Future possibilities of hotels and commercial facilities through the works of UDS

UDS x 誉都思 EXHIBITION suggests the future possibilities of hotels and commercial facilities through the works of UDS Ltd., a Japanese corporation which plans, designs, and operates unique hotel businesses.
The corporation was founded in 1997, with a motivation to create design systems of a city. Starting from residential to office, and commercial design, the company had been recognized in many fields by proposing new values into the market. Having branches in Shanghai and Beijing, UDS currently works on hotel/commercial design projects in Asian countries.
UDS was recognized in 2002 for designing the Japan's first boutique hotel, CLASKA, and for continuously creating unprecedented and internationally awarded hotels including Hotel KANRA Kyoto, a small but luxurious hotel with the traditional styles of Kyoto, Hotel ANTEROOM Kyoto which features art & the current culture of Kyoto, and Shinjuku Granbell Hotel which collaborates with the next generation of Asian artists. The latest works are Hotel EDIT Yokohama and GRIDS Hostel Lounge Akihabara, both of which propose hotel’s existence as a core of its local community.
This exhibition introduces UDS’s challenging effort in reaching out to new fields and its creative processes of realization through the works that indicate possibilities of next commercial spaces in Asia. Panels and products express UDS persistency and its history, and the videos introduce people and their dedication for the next challenge.

Period: July 13 - August 22, 2015

Office for Product Design "OBJECTIVES - Design for the Domestic Landscape"

Refining the domestic life

Some of the more interesting details and qualities found in our domestic environments come not from the interior architecture itself or dominating furniture centre pieces, but from smaller, sometimes overlooked items, which have a richer, more personal relevance. Given the social and cultural importance of food in our lives, these items are often found in the kitchen or on the dinner table.
As designers, we have a fascination with the role of these small utilitarian objects. We like to consider them as an opportunity, not only to address a practical need, but also to act as an important form of visual and emotional punctuation in our daily lives. Our objective is to create products for the home that embody a quiet confidence, and which reveal flashes of character and thoughtful consideration through use. They compliment the context in which they are used rather than dominate it, and while they may be ubiquitous, sometimes even unglamourous, they are nonetheless designed to stand up to the closest inspection, while never overtly demanding it.
Over the years we have continually come back to our interest in household objects as a way of refining the details of domestic life. In this exhibition we present some of our recent commercial work for the brands Thomas/Rosenthal (Germany), no.30 and JIA Inc. (Taiwan), which all touches upon this theme.

Period: June 3rd - July 11, 2015

New Design of Tea

Ignore tradition, simply enjoy the way of tea!

Chanoyu, “The Way of Tea” comprises not only of the act of ceremonial tea, but involves an entire culture including architecture, food, flower arrangement, sake (fermented rice wine), sweets, pottery, metal working, and calligraphy.
At the beginning of the long history of Chanoyu, the practice of “The Way of Tea” was at the cutting edge of culture and hailed in a new wave of arts. People enjoyed their creativity and competed with each other to produce new ways of artistic expression and production.
Now, we at SHUHALLY would like to introduce to the wonderful people of Hong Kong, a new way of enjoying ‘The Way of Tea,’ set amidst the creativity and new designs of young artists in Japan.
What is presented here in this exhibition may be informed by the traditional, but everything here is created with a consideration for new ideas, new creativity, and a sense of play. We invite you to join us in experiencing the SHUHALLY style of Chanoyu, where rules are encouraged to be broken and the simplicity of enjoying tea is celebrated.

About SHUHALLY
Founder and master of SHUHALLY*, Souryou Matsumura introduces chanoyu, along with Noh Farce, Japanese Kimono, wagashi (Japanese sweets), and Pottery. His own tea room Bunsaian,文彩庵,producing by himself won Good Design Award 2010.
*Shuhally - meanings,守 - Shu - The Fundamentals, 破 - Ha - Breaking of tradition, 離 - Lly - Parting with Traditional wisdom.

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Period: May 1-30, 2015

What makes a GOOD DESIGN? 2015

how design can influence topical issues?

Our Exhibition on this April is "What makes a GOOD DESIGN ? 2015".
This is the second exhibition of "What makes a GOOD DESIGN?" that we had shown as a opening exhibition of GOOD DESIGN STORE and had met with a favourable reception last year.
This year, the exhibition theme is "how design can influence topical issues?".
We are focusing on 12 topical issues and showing 12 examples, such as NIKE, SONY, SHISEIDO, CASIO, and ISETAN which is Japanese old established department store, that the design can work well for these issues.
You will touch some futuristic and amusing ideas in the exhibition.
As well as picking good design out of known facts, it is important aim of GOOD DESIGN AWARD to discover and to nurture emerging designs that hold new possibilities and potential, even if they are not yet fully formed.

Now we're also calling for application for GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2015.
Would you share your design with us to find a clue of topical issues that exists in this world?

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Period: April 13, 2015 - April 28, 2015

Exhibits list:

Te to Te to Te
Website for Sendai traditional crafts
Principal implementing body: City of Sendai
Creative Director: Daisuke Takahira, dmp inc.

Research and development of mobility
X-mobility
Principal implementing body: DENSO CORPORATION
Design: DENSO CORPORATION
* First appearance in Hong Kong

A tool that enables sustainable product creation
Making of Making Powered by NIKE MSI
Principal implementing body: NIKE, Inc
Design: NIKE, Inc

Foldable helmet
IZANO
Principal implementing body: DIC PLASTICS Inc.
Design: DIC PLASTICS Inc.
* First appearance in Hong Kong

Universal designed tableware series
Rakuzen
Principal implementing body: Rakuzen LLC
Design: Aki Otake, Rakuzen LLC
* First appearance in Hong Kong

Underwater walkie-talkie
Logosease
Principal implementing body: YAMAGATA CASIO CO.,LTD
Design: Kazuhiro Isawa, YAMAGATA CASIO CO.,LTD

Promotional video
ISETAN-TAN-TAN Promotional video
Principal implementing body: Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.
Produce: Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.

Smart Tennis Sensor SSE-TN1
Principal implementing body: Sony Corporation
Produce: Matthew Forrest, Yasuhide Hosoda, Nobuhiro Jogano, Katsuji Miyazawa, Creative Center, Sony Corporation

Promotion for the creative usage of public spaces
Tokyo Picnic Club
Principal implementing body: Tokyo Picnic Club
Produce : Hiroshi Ota
* First appearance in Hong Kong

Shiseido Style of Letters
Principal implementing body: SHISEIDO CO.,LTD.
Produce: Ippei Murata
* First appearance in Hong Kong

Forest Preservation by Tree House Community
Tree House for Next Millennium, Tree House Community
Principal implementing body: Takusho-Kaihatsu Co., Ltd.
Produce: Takusho-Kaihatsu Co., Ltd. + The Forest for next millennium
* First appearance in Hong Kong

A fashion line that disconnects you from social media
Focus: Life Gear by Trident
Principal implementing body: Focus: Life Gear Project Team
Design: Kunihiko Morinaga
* First appearance in Hong Kong

INHERITING THE FUNDAMENTALS, A NEW WAY OF CRAFTSMANSHIP, monmaya | Sendai tansu

'CRAFTSMANSHIP' that transcends the globe, across borders and nationalities

Our March exhibition is from Monmaya Sendai, which is the most well established brand in Sendai-tansu (cabinet) manufacturing for 140 years.
MONMAYA is the most well established brand in Sendai-tansu (Sendai cabinet) manufacturing which is located in the central Sendai, Miyagi-prefecture, the north-east region of Japan as it was first founded 140 years ago.
Being particular about 'genuine inheritance' their cabinets and drawers are custom made are repaired meticulously by hand using Japanese grown timber, Jobouji lacquer (extracted from trees in Iwate prefecture, Japan) and artisan made tools that are spirited by their ingenuity.

In their long history, while taking advantage of excellent and consistent skills of artisans, shapes of Tansu were developed with the changing of social needs.
At this exhibition, they will show mainly Ko-Tansu(Small sized type) & Chugata-Tansu(Middle sized type) which made in modern era after 1950’ s and also newly evolved brand ‘monmaya+’ established in 2012. ‘monmaya+' which is a new brand that inherited Monmaya's fundamentals and initiative of craftsmanship.
In 2012, Monmaya welcomed first art director Hiroko Takahashi, well-known artist for her superb collection with traditional crafts, to start 'monmaya+' in their endeavor to further evolve.
Together with designers that share their philosophy, they have been striving to attain a level of 'craftsmanship' that transcends the globe, across borders and nationalities.

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Period: March 3, 2015 - April 11, 2015

Left: Monmaya+ Console Designed by Tokmoko Azumi & Hiroko Takahashi
Right: Upright series Designed by Jin Kuramoto & Hiroko Takahashi

SUPPOSE EXHIBITION - MULTIPLE SCALE -

Making the environment better through architecture

Our January exhibition is from SUPPOSE DESIGN OFFICE which an architecture firm in Hiroshima and Tokyo, which leaded by Makoto Tanijiri and Ai Yoshida, high profile young architects.
Cities consist of architectures, architectures consist of interiors, and interiors consists of furnitures.
Then, do Furnitures consist of products? From large architectures to small products, SUPPOSE's design proposals always exhibit a special connection with the environment.
They attract more people to architecture by enhancing such an environment with interacting at multiple scale levels.
In this exhibition, SUPPOSE introduce their projects, its concepts, and their new products that just have born.

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Period: January 19, 2015 - February 28, 2015

SHOGO KISHINO EXHIBITION - it knit -

A Point of Graphic and Fashion

Our December exhibition is Shogo Kishino (6D) who is an acclaimed Japanese art director and graphic designer.
"it knit" is an original fashion brand created by Kishino.
In the exhibition he tries to investigate a point of graphic and fashion.

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Period: December 2, 2014 - January 17, 2015

TOKYO CRAFTS & DESIGN

New traditional craftworks

The oldest Japanese public museum launched “TOKYO CRAFTS & DESIGN” under the mission of “The museum which values the tradition and promotes the marriage of tradition and new life” Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, which has been providing to artists a place to introduce their works aspires to be “Gateway to Art” while supporting the creative activities of crafts and designs.
41 items are designed as Traditional Crafts by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
TOKYO CRAFTS & DESIGN aims to create new traditional craftworks by collaboration between traditional craftsmen who need product ideas that suit modern lifestyles and designers who want to apply their ideas and designer to the crafts.
We would be happy if you can feel the new possibilities contained in these traditional craftworks.

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Period: November 1 - 29, 2014

NOMURA EXHIBITION – EIGHT FOR ONE

The fusion of space design and Japanese culture

The exhibition shows various splendid space design works by eight discerning designers.
Through the fusion of space design and Japanese culture, perfect realization of creating and utilizing each space, these designers have handed down the community spirit of NOMURA for over a century.
At the same time, NOMURA will exhibit the animal figurines (New Year’s decoration) that represent the upcoming year in the Chinese 12-year zodiac, which will be presented to the clients at the end of the year as a symbol of NOMURA’s hospitality and gratitude for their patronage.

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Period: September 2 - October 30, 2014

KIKOF by KIGI

Japan’s leading design unit KIGI

KIGI has actively worked in the fields of graphic, package, and product design including design office’s original brand “D-BROS”. The exhibition will show their new works of Shigaraki ware brand “KIKOF” and also many masterpieces. At the same time, GOOD DESIGN STORE will exhibit and sell Good Design Award-winning products.

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Period: August 1–30, 2014

KOKOCHI -sense of comfort-

Naoto Fukasawa Meets GOOD DESIGN

Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa is one of the world's most influential designers.
He acted as the chairman for the Good Design Award judging committee since 2010.
For this Grand Opening peiod of PMQ, he addresses the theme "KOKOCHI" -sense of comfort-, which is also this year's Good Design Award's flag.

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Period: July 1–30, 2014

What is Good Design?

Introduction of Good Design Award from Japan

Opening exhibition shows Japanese Good Design overview.
Good Design Award is a comprehensive and annual program for the evaluation and commendation of design, organized by Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP).
Its origin was "Good Design Selection System" established in 1957 by Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
Since then, it has been given to approximately 40,000 outstanding designs for more than 55 years.

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Period: May 1-June30, 2014