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TOKYO X Exhibit Design

Entitled 'X', The Tokyo Exchange feature designed for the Interior Design Show (IDS West) 2017 is shaped in its namesake. Landmarking the entrance of Vancouver Convention Centre, it is conceived as two linear elements - bridge and pier - arching diagonally above the exhibit space, touching ground at their terminal ends. Products from Japanese designers We+ and Design For Industry are showcased.

TOKYO X

Entitled “X”, the Tokyo Exchange feature designed for the Interior Design Show (IDS) Vancouver 2017 is shaped in its namesake. Landmarking the entrance of the convention hall, the design is conceived as two linear elements arching diagonally above the exhibit space, touching ground only at their terminal ends. The lower bar is characterized as a bridge, the upper bar as a pier: by means of these infrastructures we metaphorically connect East and West. Products from Japanese designers We+ and Design For Industry are showcased.

Trade show booths often rely on perimeter enclosure to maximize exposure. Tokyo X turns completely inside out in instead, creating four wedge-shaped approaches that visitors engage and interact all around. The horizontal planes generate a vast emptiness surrounding the products, giving each piece the negative space it needs to tell its story.

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Commissioned by: IDS Vancouver 2017
Curated by: Design Milk
Sponsored by: Interworld Development; Sojitz; East Van Vinyl
Project Team: Olivia Alvarez; Imu Chan; Alek Rokosz
Constructed by: Great Northern Way Scene Shop
Products by: We+; Design For Industry
Photographs and Text by: Imu Chan
Field Guide Cover designed by: Imu Chan
Model by: Olivia Alvarez
Location: Vancouver BC
Completion: 2017