A DWR buyer in Tokyo: Part 2.


Held on the grounds of the National Stadium (home to the 1964 Olympics), the 2007 100% Design served as a platform for both well established vendors and those emerging. Regardless of size or application, sustainable solutions were a hot theme. Fumiko Ikeda and Niromi Nishi’s Treasured Trash Project allowed designers to submit their green friendly designs for application in both residential and commercial spaces. Akiko Fukuda’s Recycling Bin made out of Ecoply (recycled bottle caps) and Askul’s Recycling Post concept were two of the standouts. And a personal favorite was Piet Hein Eek’s Go-Kart made out of recycled machine parts.

Larger brands like Metaphys showcased their new designs, many of which have already won Good Design Awards.

Posted by Kari Woldum