Tokyo Designers Week 2010 Prepares To Open, Thousands Of Visitors Expected

From: Tokyo Designers Week
Published: Sun Oct 24 2010

The 90ft main dome of Tokyo Designers Week main venue at Meiji Jingu Gaien has just been completed. Staff have been literally working round the clock to ensure Tokyo Designers Week 2010 is the biggest and best event yet. On Friday October 29th doors will open to the public. (Tickets \2000).

The theme for 2010, the 25th Anniversary of Tokyo Designers Week is gLove Blueh, gEnvironment x Designh. The choice of gBlueh symbolizes a shift from last years ecological gGreenh theme.

Blue represents nature as well as human wisdom and the combination of the two translate into modern technology. Meaning more than gEcoh, Blue represents a more holistic idea of gEnvironmenth, which provides the conditions for our minds and bodies to flourish.

Blue will cover Tokyo, blue flags will be installed along the main gate and blue carpet will cover all pathways. At the center will be the TDW dome, the symbol of the event. The dome will host events and performances, with movies and imagery projected on the interior.

Creative director Gwenael Nicolas, founder of award winning multi-disciplinary studio CURIOSITY designed the whole concept for TDW 2010, from the iconic logo to the whole layout of the TDW venue.

Tri Terasu bar to illuminate Tokyo Designers Week.

The TDW Bar is a key part of TDW that attracts attention every year as the contents symbolize the TDW theme. This year will be TERASU BAR designed by Gwenael Nicolas around gSmart Chandelierh LED light bulbs by TRI-TERASU. The goal was to create an exhibition space that visitors will be drawn to, where innovative designs and people can meet. Food and drinks will be provided by Pronto.

Tokyo Designers Week.â€" Quick Facts.

• TDW is open to the public and runs from October 29th - November 3rd at Meiji Jingu Gaien.
• TDW 25th Anniversary Official Opening Party and Designer of the Year Award Ceremony : October 29th (Fri) 18:00`
• Artist of the Year Award Ceremony : October 30th (Sat) 18:00`
• Location : Meiji Jingu Gaien, nearest Tokyo Metro stations, Omotesando, Aoyama Itchome, Gaien Mai.

About Gwenael Nicolas.

Born in France 1966, studied interior design in E.S.A.G (Paris) and product design in RCA London, he came to Japan in 1991.

He established his own studio Curiosity in 1998. His scope of design ranges from architectural, special, product to packaging. Last year he won the KU/KAN prize produced by Kukan Design Organization, which is composed of 4 major space design organizations in Japan.

Some of Gwenael Nicolas key designs include, Tokyo Designers Week 2010 gLove Blueh creative direction, Swarovski Crystal Palace gSparksh, Lexus gRX Museumh, Longchamp gFlashh shop, Uniqlo gMegastoreh, Shinjuku, Kanebo gSensaih Select spa, ANA Intercontinental Tokyo gMixx Bar & Loungeh.
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