Swedish design goes Tokyo

150 years of diplomatic relations are celebrated by Sweden and Japan. The DESIGNART Tokyo 2018 festival invites Sweden as partner country under the flag Swedish Design Moves Tokyo, in collaboration with SI, Visit Sweden, the Embassy of Sweden and Svensk Form.

Swedish Design Moves is a global project showing new angles of contemporary Swedish design, driven by equality and creativity, showcased now for the first time in Japan.

Sweden and Japan share common values that are crucial in the design industry: craftsmanship, quality, sustainability, aesthetic and functionalism. The interest in Japan for Swedish design is strong, and the Young Swedish Design exhibition offers a unique peak into some of the most interesting upcoming designers in Sweden today.

A poetic textile art installation by Swedish textile designer Ulrika Elovsson and her Japanese colleague Reiko Sudo will frame the talks and be on display at Commune 2nd throughout DESIGNART.

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Jenny Bergström