100% Design in Tokyo has opened this week as part of the Tokyo Design Festival. Although there are quite a few designers presenting their latest work that did so already last month during the London Design Festival, there is still a whole lot of interesting new stuff to be spotted - here the first impressions! Over the next few days we will report daily from here and will naturally provide a gallery of the whole festival once it's over for all those who couldn't make it to planet Tokyo.
Above is Tomsuma Alt's ingenious Earth Hat, symbolizing that we all have already a whole world within ourselves while struggling and seeking in our daily life's on planet earth, Lightly'sBubble Wrap Lamp Shade made from glass, Wncart'sLight of Animal in the shape of a sausage dog (to be switched on and off by stroking it under its chin), Something Fishy (Fishbone Model Making Kit) by Islandic designers Roshildur and Senz's latest umbrella.
The big heart is a re-designed New York Subway Map by Zero per Zero (also the Koreans love NYC - the team has actually very successfully re-designed also the subway maps of Tokyo, Osaka and Seoul), Kyeok Kim's beautiful Second Skin jewellery made from soap, questioning body decoration and suggesting that the immaterial sent hat will remain on your skin after the soap has dissolved is also a kind of jewel and Jaehyung Hong's Candy Pills.
Brit Leissler lives and acts between London and Berlin. After receiving a Master degree in product design from the Royal College of Art in London she started her own Shoot the Stylist! design studio. She also works as a design educator for various institutions and founded Punch'n'Cuddle Ltd., producing and distributing her own products.
When taking a break from the design world she writes, sings and composes quirky electronic pop or travels the planet. Brit loves all forms of eccentricity, joins up the dots and aims to get into interesting conversations with all kinds of weird and wonderful people. As a hardcore digital camera gunslinger she shoots everything that moves and grooves. She doesn't eat animals, is hot for cheese, loves the Kensington Squirrels, robotic dance moves and life enhancing ideas.