DESIGN TOKYO: A Lifestyle Expo for Design Lovers

Lifestyle Expo Tokyo 2018 is a big show highlighting the best of Japanese and Asian-Pacific design for gifts, handicrafts, homewares and lifestyle products. This year’s show is organized by Reed Exhibitions Japan and will be held from July 4-6, 2018 at the Tokyo Big Sight, with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the show on July 4. We are especially excited about our media partnership with DESIGN TOKYO, where you’ll find more modern design items from new and established designers.

Here’s what you can expect to see:

There are seven different sections of the show. Giftex Tokyo, featuring small lifestyle products in three different zones: Made in Japan, Wazakka & Craft Goods, and Japan Now; Baby & Kids Expo, specializing in fashion, toys, baby care products, and maternity goods; Fashion Goods & Accessories Expo Tokyo, covering all fashion-related products; Table & Kitchenware Expo, which will definitely include the popular trend of Japanese pottery; Interior Tokyo, which will gather interior products, home decor, furniture, lighting, textiles and more; Health & Beauty Goods Expo, to showcase health and beauty products including body care, haircare, and bath products; and DESIGN TOKYO, for unique, design-oriented products that have been specifically screened by a committee for exhibition.

While the show will have a special focus on Japanese design, exhibitors will be gathering from countries all over the world, including Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA and more.

Many of these exhibitors don’t show in other shows so it’s an opportunity to discover new designers and products with an emphasis on Asian-Pacific design.

Ready to check out the show? Register for tickets here.
Pro tip: If you’re staying for a few extra days, be sure to check out our Tokyo Travel Guide.

As the Senior Contributing Editor, Vy Yang is obsessed with discovering ways to live well + with intention through design. She's probably sharing what she finds over on Instagram stories. You can also find her at