Tokyo Midtown Design Hub is the center of the design network operated together by institutions in the specific roles of design promotion, profession and research education. Since its establishment in 2007, it has brought together institutions to hold exhibitions, seminars, workshops and other presentations that introduce perspectives on the next generation of living and society. The network conducts activities to promote design as a powerful means to connect and mobilize many different people.
Design Hub holds various exhibitions all year round, providing the opportunities for interaction through design. Some exhibitions suggest solutions to social issues, others bring together designers and businesses and still others introduce the works of young designers and design activities in other countries.
In relation to the exhibitions, Design Hub organizes seminars, talk shows and workshops and holds media conferences in order to spread the messages to people and media gathering at the art and design center Tokyo Midtown.
Design Hub supports development of future generations through numerous learning opportunities; symposiums to discuss design issues, design-focused business management seminars and children’s workshops by designers and artists.
Established in 1969 as Japan’s only comprehensive design promotion organization, Japan Institute of Design Promotion organizes the Good Design Award and conducts various design promotion and coordination projects.
TEL: 03-6743-3772 / FAX: 03-6743-3775
Hours: 9:00‒17:00 (Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays)
Established in 1978 as the sole national association for graphic designers in Japan, JAGDA currently holds 3,000 members. Its activities range from almanac publication, exhibitions and seminars, regional development, public design creation to copyright protection.
TEL: 03-5770-7509 / FAX: 03-3479-7509
Hours: 10:00‒18:30 (Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays)
The Musashino Art University has played a vital part in Japan’s art and design education, nurturing artists and designers. Its Design Lounge, opened in 2012, provides the venue for interpersonal exchange among the design industry, academia, and society.
TEL:03-3470-7221 / FAX: 03-3470-7225
Hours: 11:00‒18:00 (Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays)
The International Design Liaison Center, in collaboration with industries and educational, research and design institutions in Japan and abroad, provides opportunities for active presentations and networking, and supports education of globally competitive human resources.
TEL: 03-6743-3779 / FAX: 03-6743-3775
Open: Daily during exhibitions
Closed: Between exhibitions