From this year, "GOOD DESIGN EXPO" which had been held since 2002 as a big summer event, make a fresh start as "GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION". This is our first try to exhibit all awarded items, and 1,108 items of outstanding design will be exhibited this year.
- GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION 2012
- Friday, November 23 - Sunday, November 25, 2012 10:00 - 19:00
(Admission is 30min before the closing / Final day will close at 16:00)
- TOKYO BIG SIGHT East Hall 4 (3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0063)
- Admission fee
- 1,000JPY (Available for three days.)
* Admission fee is free for junior high school students and under.
- Expected number
- approx. 45,000 visitors
- Japan Institute of Design Promotion
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry,Small and Medium Enterprise Agency,
Tokyo Metropolitan Government,The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
Japan External Trade Organization,Japan Broadcasting Corporation,
Nikkei Inc.,THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN,The Asahi Shimbun Company,ICSID,ICOGRADA
- General Producer
- Naoto Fukasawa (Chairperson of Judging Committee Good Design Award 2012)
- Space Art Direction
- Junji Tanigawa (JTQ Inc.)
- Visual Design
- Kei Matsushita
Thank you very much for coming to the Good Design Exhibition. This marks the first time in the long history of the Good Design Award that we have been able to introduce all of the designs that have received an award in the same year. As the organizer, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of the recipients of the Good Design Award and to everyone who has demonstrated their understanding of the goal of this endeavor and has become actively involved in it. For the 2012 awards, judging took place on the basis of the theme “beauty and ease of use”, which was set by Mr. Naoto Fukasawa, Chairman of the Judging Committee, with the objective of ensuring the significance of design in an ever-changing society. The 1,108 good designs selected as a result are assembled here in this hall. Used in an increasingly diverse range of situations, from products and buildings to applications and communication media, and even initiatives aimed at post-disaster reconstruction, design is becoming a motive force driving the progress of society. Viewing every exhibit, you will doubtless come to understand that good design is making a significant contribution in all aspects of our lives. I hope that this event will inspire in a wider audience a real understanding of the value of the brilliant designs highlighted by the Good Design Award.
President, Japan Institute of Design Promotion
The Good Design Exhibition 2012 displays and introduces the designs that have received a Good Design Award this year. While being a forum for showing a wider audience the fruits of the companies and designers that have received a Good Design Award, I hope that this will also be a place in which visitors will gain an understanding of the significance of the process of design that is being deployed in a variety of fields.
Amid the emergence of hitherto-unseen relationships between people and things and new mechanisms for this, not to mention changes in society and industry, what kind of designs can we describe as good designs that enrich our lives? In judging this year’s Good Design Award, we sought to interpret applied design from the perspective of the interaction between people and things and the mechanisms through which this takes place. The contemporary design values identified through this viewpoint are symbolized in particular by the designs selected for inclusion in the new category Good Design Best 100. I hope that these 1,108 works that have received the Good Design Award will enable you to comprehend the tremendous power of design.
Chairman of the Judging Committee, Good Design Award 2012
The candidates of "GOOD DESIGN Grand Award" will be selected from "GOOD DESIGN Best100" items, and those will be announced beginning of November. All visitors to the exhibition can vote "GOOD DESIGN Grand Award" as "2012 Design of the year"!
Friday, November 23 - Sunday, November 25, 2012 10:00 - 19:00 (Final day will close at 12:00)
GOOD DESIGN Gold Award, Sustainable Design Award and other Special Awards will be announced!
13:00 - 15:00, Sunday, November 25, 2012
1,108 of all awarded items from all over the world, which are not only personal belongings, vehicles and architectures but also interaction designs, business models and integral designs, will be exhibited.
"GOOD DESIGN Best100" is highly estimated design which can be "Leading the Future" and "Suggesting future design", and candidates of Special Award. In this special exhibition space, each design's outstanding evaluation point will symbolically expressed by words and visual.
Special detached exhibition space for business and educational institution to promote their designs.
Don't miss this great opportunity!
We are working on planning stage program, workshop, design shops, seminar and talk shows of latest design and so on.
Also an actual shop of "All About Style Store" which garners good reviews every year, will be opened only for GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION.
Osaki Sta. (JR) <- 13 minutes -> Kokusai-Tenjijo Sta <- 5 minutes -> Shin-Kiba Sta.(JR,Subway)
* Direct service at Osaki to JR Saikyo Line
Shimbashi Sta. (JR, Subways) <- 22 minutes -> Kokusai-Tenjijo Seimon Sta
Toyosu Sta. (Subway) <- 8 minutes -> Kokusai-Tenjijo Seimon Sta
Hamamatsucho Sta. (JR, Monorail) <- approx. 40 minutes -> Tokyo Big Sight
Monzen-Nakacho Sta. (Subway) <- approx. 30 minutes -> Tokyo Big Sight
Tokyo Sta. (Yaesu Exit, JR) <- approx. 40 minutes -> Tokyo Big Sight
Haneda Airport <- approx. 25 minutes -> Tokyo Big Sight （Limousine Bus, Keihin Kyuko Bus） Narita Airport <- approx. 60 minutes -> Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington Hotel （3 minutes walk） Tokyo City Air Terminal <- approx. 20 minutes -> Tokyo Big Sight （Limousine Bus）（One Way) * Some buses only run during events. Please check in advance.
Yokohama Sta. (East Exit, JR) -> approx. 50 minutes -> Tokyo Big Sight (Keihin Kyuko Bus)
Hinode Pier (approx. 7 minutes' walk from JR Hamamatsucho Station) -> 25 minutes -> Ariake Terminal(Tokyo Big Sight)
* It suspends on Monday & Tuesday. (Holiday is operated.)<
From center of Tokyo - Approx. 20 minutes from Tokyo Sta. (JR, Subway)
From Yokohama/Haneda - Approx. 15 minutes from Haneda Airport
From Chiba/Kasai - Metropolitan Expressway (Wangan Line) -> approx. 5 minutes from the Ariake Ramp
Access information on the Tokyo Big Sight website:
Special discount ticket 500JPY is available till Nov 20
With the ticket below, you can enter GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION 2012 with discounted admission fee (regular: 1,000JPY -> discounted: 500JPY). Please download the PDF file below, print it out, and then bring the printed ticket to the venue. * Up to 2 people can enter with discounted fee per 1 ticket. Admission fee is free for junior high school students and under.
-> Download GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION 2012 SPECIAL DISCOUNT TICKET (PDF/size of file:208KB)