100% Design is up there on our calendar of must-attend events, whether that be the event in London or Tokyo. With the London event now over, we’re looking forward to Tokyo’s turn at the end of this month. One of this year’s excellent spin-offs in London was the opening of design workshops and pop-up stores around the UK capital for the Icon Design Trail. We spent an entire afternoon, after a quick couple of glasses of Champagne on Boundary’s roof terrace, pounding the streets of Shoreditch. Offices and studios normally with their doors closed to passing punters had thrown their shutters wide, so we could go in for a good old nose: from architecture firms to design offices, from pop-up galleries, to renowned stores opening their doors to their Stateside pals. We’re petitioning to make sure that the canary yellow signs are kept permanently in place.
Tokyo’s 100% Design event takes place between 30 October and 3 November and exhibitors include Taschen Japan, Italian eco-flooring specialists Tribalia, quirky modular furniture designers Peli Design, Florence-based glassmakers Mario Cioni & C (their beautiful Harry glasses are pictured above). The event takes place, handily, at Jingu Gaien-mae in the heart of Tokyo
Tickets are available here.