May 30 to June 1, 2018
Tokyo Big Sight
Interior Lifestyle Tokyo will take place again in 2018 following the successful 2017 edition
The 28th edition of Interior Lifestyle Tokyo will be held from
30 May – 1 June 2018 at Tokyo Big Sight West halls, following a highly successful edition in 2018. The 2018 edition welcomed 822 exhibitors (Japan: 627, Overseas: 195) attracting 30,168 visitors (Japan: 29,167, Overseas 1,001).With a 7% increase in exhibitor numbers, the show has consolidated its reputation as a leading platform that gathers high-end interior and design products, together with its sister fair IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living held every autumn.
The coming show will be in full swing with inspirational and experiential presentations, zonings and fringe programme events. Yoko Kawatsu, Head of Consumer Goods Fairs at Mesago Messe Frankfurt Corp., commented: “The interior and design industry in Japan is very well established and highly competitive. Hence, it is necessary for companies and organisations to bring forth products that express a unique identity and make them stand out from competition. The coming Interior Lifestyle Tokyo will be a place for participants to showcase these new and innovative design ideas and find new business contacts among the diverse opportunities the show and its participants will offer. To our delight, many exhibitors and visitors say the show is becoming more compelling each year. The next edition will be held in halls 1, 3 and 4 and Atrium. West hall 2 will undergo construction work in order to prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games, but will be in use again in 2018.”
Working with Creative Direction, Akio Aoki (MIRU DESIGN), Hideyuki Yamano (TAKAIYAMA Inc), Mana and Takashi Kobayashi (Design Office IMA) and Miki Homma (Journalist) the show is preparing inspiring zones and trend-setting highlight events that will attract visitors including shop buyers, designers and architects from around the world. The coming edition will be showcasing all kinds of interior items including designer objects, interior accessories, stationery, design electronic appliances, furniture, lighting, interior green and related equipment, textiles, curtains, and carpets as well as fashion items such as jewelry, clothing, baby and kids items. The show will also gather items for the dining area such as cutleries, glassware, ceramics, porcelains, cooking appliances, storage items and gourmet gifts and, hence, provides an comprehensive overview about interior design in all its facets.
All products and, thus, all exhibitors will be found under zones that are edited into lifestyle themes. Japanese artisanal skills with a modern touch goes to the ‘JAPAN STYLE’ zone and the latest designs to ‘MOVEMENT’. Works from up-and-coming young designers will appear at the ‘TALENTS’ and ‘NEXT’ zones. An array of well-designed packaged food that are perfect as gifts will be presented at 'FOODIST', while innovative dining items gather at the ‘KITCHEN LIFE’ zone. Furthermore, everyday products that are stylish and functional will be at ‘HOME’, ‘ACCENT’ and ‘EVERYDAY’. Fresh designs from overseas will be at the ‘GLOBAL’ zone and the most popular Scandinavian brands can be found at the ‘NORDIC LIFESTYLE’ area.
Themed “WANTED!” the Atrium highlight visualizes exhibitor’s demands for business expansion
The theme of the much-anticipated Atrium zone is ‘WANTED!’. This zone aims to put at the forefront the exhibitors’ business demands for day-to-day solutions that are not limited to meeting trade buyers, but also possible partners, designers and distributors, as well as potential employees. Through innovative signage, exhibitors’ diverse potential needs will be visually expressed. Hiroshi Eguchi will edit the atrium’s design along with the Creative Direction members. Eguchi has a unique background, beginning with opening a concept bookshop “UTRECHT” and running “THE TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR”, which brought a brand new culture to book consumption, that is, to observe books not just as information source but a piece of art. His creativity will enable this zone to match-make various needs and solutions in an experiential way. “WANTED!” should contribute to offering a a truly unique and innovative business platform.
About Interior Lifestyle Tokyo
Interior Lifestyle Tokyo and its sister fair IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living are held every summer and autumn respectively at Tokyo Big Sight. The two fairs are based on two of Messe Frankfurt’s most prominent annual fairs in Frankfurt, Germany, Ambiente and Heimtextil. Ambiente is the world’s most important consumer goods fair held every February and Heimtextil is the world’s leading international trade fair for home and contract textiles held every January.
For updates on Interior Lifestyle Tokyo and its sister fair IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living please visit:www.interior-lifestyle.com/.
For information on the Ambiente brand fairs worldwide, please visit:http://ambiente.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/besucher/weltweit.html.
For information on all Messe Frankfurt textile fairs worldwide, please visit: www.texpertise-network.com.
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €648 million in sales and employing 2,244 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 30 subsidiaries and 55 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in 175 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at approx. 50 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 133 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to 10 exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all the State of Hesse 40 percent.
For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com