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Final Call for Entry! ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2020

2019.11.01 UP

ADF has decided to showcase at “Fuori Salone” during the Milano Salone, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, held next April in Milano, Italy. The showcase will go on during the exhibition period, from April 21 to 26, 2020. ADF will invite the design worldwide for the “ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2020 ”. The registration is now open till December 13, 2019.
The theme of this year’s “ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2020” is “Versatility”. Furniture or space which well presents the word “Versatility” is required. This year, for the first time, three world-renowned super influencers will judge the entries with their sharp point of view.



2019.12.06 UP

NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) attended the MIID Annual Ball and Awards Night 2019 as one of the award sponsors for this noteworthy celebration at the Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, on November 22nd, 2019. It was the glorious and glamorous Malayan film industry like it’s 1956. This event was organized by the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID). MIID has hosted various award programs recognizing and celebrating different interior designers across Kuala Lumpur and beyond. It is their honor to recognize each of the award recipients for their many accomplishments.


"Japanese Materials" at MATERIAL IN TIME - METAL -| PMQ / THE LAB

2019.11.27 UP

A design exhibition on the theme of “Japanese materials”at“MATERIAL IN TIME - METAL-” will be held from 29 Nov(Fri) to 31 Dec(Tue), at a creative facility in Hong Kong, PMQ and from 4 Jan(Sat)to 19 Jan(Sun) at THE LAB.
Kaori Akiyama, the founder of STUDIO BYCOLOR, which is known for various creations with designs that express the appeal of colors and materials, launched this exhibition, as a platform to communicate Japanese creativity to the world through “materials”. Last year's first “MATERIAL IN TIME -PAPER-” was attended by more than 2,000 visitors, and the two exhibited works received the DFA Asian Design Award *.
* DFA Asian Design Award: The largest design award in Asia organized by the Hong Kong Design Center.

The main theme of this exhibition is “metal”, which is based on “exhibition”, “sales” and “talk session with local creators(Canceled due to Hong Kong situation)” of works and products by companies with unique technologies selected from Japan and up-and-coming designers. 8 works of designers and companies will be on display and products of 8 brands will be sold at ARTS & CRAFTS STUDIO in PMQ and THE LAB, one of Asia’s first sustainable lifestyle select shop.

DATE 【Exhibition 1】29 Nov(Fri)−31 Dec(Tue) 11:00-19:00
    【Exhibition 2】4 Jan(Sat)−19 Jan(Sun) 11:00-21:00
                  PMQ Hong Kong H401 BLOCK B
    【Exhibition 2】THE LAB / MIRA PLACE


Milano News November 2019

2019.11.13 UP

We have received a new report supported by GARDE!

The Danish textile furnishing company, Gabriel has chosen Milan for its first showroom in Italy. And the Milanese fashion brand, MSGM celebrates its tenth birthday with the new flagship store in the heart of Brera.


Business of Design Week 2019 Summit, DFA Awards Presentation Ceremony and Fashion Asia Hong Kong to be Cancelled

2019.11.20 UP

In view of the current situation in the city, Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) announced today the cancellation of this year’s Business of Design Week (BODW) Summit (2-7 December 2019), DFA Awards Presentation Ceremony (4 December 2019) and Fashion Asia Hong Kong programmes (3-10 December 2019).
The decision to cancel these programmes was made after consultation with key partners and the Department for International Trade (DIT) of the United Kingdom (UK), the partner country of BODW 2019.

Participants who have purchased tickets for the BODW Summit and Fashion Asia Hong Kong: Fashion Challenges Forum will be fully refunded. For details of how to obtain a refund, please check and



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