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Collaboration Project with MIID: Call for Contributions to MIID E-Newsletter

NPO ADF (Aoyama Design Forum) has launched a new project with the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID). As part of the agreement, ADF will regularly post some articles on MIID E-Newsletter for its members. ADF is looking for articles and reports for the newsletters to share innovative and unique ideas and thoughts.


Aoyama Design Club is looking for new creative members for its coworking space in Omotesando, Tokyo!

GARDE, an interior design company that provides innovative designs in every field, has established and started a new type of community, "Aoyama Design Club", with an art gallery in Omotesando. With the concept of "creators connecting the world", they are looking for creative members with diverse backgrounds to join us at their coworking space.


Knowledge of Design Week (KODW) 2021| Hong Kong Design Center

With the development of IT and the internationalization of business, the importance of design in the service industry is coming back to the forefront in the new economy, where economic growth will continue for a long time. It is essential not to overlook the critical points of design, which is the core of people's activities, so that they can find value and develop rich experiences even as technology advances innovatively. The Hong Kong Design Center (HKDC) will hold an annual Knowledge of Design week (KODW) event for a global audience, following on from the previous year and held virtually. ADF (NPO Aoyama Design Forum) supports the event again this year as a media partner for KODW2021.


ADF launched Art x Design EC site

NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) has launched the ADF Art x Design EC site to promote artists and designers further. Based on the concepts of "Your Art & Design Can Color Someone's Life," "Making Art & Design Accessible" and "Bring Colorfulness To Your Space," we hope that everyone can enjoy art and design more easily and add color to their lives.


ADF Lauched CSR Support Project

Awards are an option that is still not widely available in Japan. Let's be among the first to discover and develop new and fresh talent.

Incorporating "awards" as part of CSR activities into your corporate strategy can significantly increase your company's visibility in the public eye. The word "awards" is in common use worldwide, and your awards business will be recognized as a cultural and social contribution activity. ADF supports your awards program and accelerates your cultural and social contribution activities and branding.

There are awards that can only be provided by ADF, which has many connections around the world.


HKTDC holds DesignInspire 2020

DesignInspire, an annual creative showcase presented by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), is a celebration of world-class designs by global creative gurus, trending brands and design academies and institutions.

This year, DesignInspire will lead a virtual journey for industry elites and the public from December 3-9, 2020. Under the theme “Design for Good”, it will ponder how design can contribute positive energy to us, the community and the business world. This one-week virtual experience will feature an engaging showcase of designer projects, brilliant designer stories, fun interactive experiences and a range of inspiring talks and creative workshops. ADF proudly supports DesignInspire 2020 as a media partner.


BODW 2020 : Beyond virtual. LIVE global

In times of change and ambiguity, this year’s BODW is curated on the theme VISION 20/21 and is about finding clarity in uncertainty. BODW 2020 is happening virtually from November 30 to December 5, 2020. Registration is now open. Early bird offer available till November 3. ADF(NPO Aoyama Design Forum) proudly supports BODW 2020 as a media partner.


KODW 2020 | Livestream Session Recordings Now Available

Knowledge of Design Week (KODW) 2020 officially concluded its successful debut as a virtual event. Livestreamed from Hong Kong over four days (26 to 29 August), KODW 2020 connected innovative leaders with the global community through over 15 thematic sessions, interactive remote workshops and an exclusive online community and networking platform.

KODW 2020 invited more than 40 local and international speakers to share their experiences in braving the new normal and critically relevant insights about emerging cross-industry trends.

By becoming virtual as well as more international this year, KODW attracted around 10,000 audiences from Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas. The audiences from different time zones joined the virtual event to take part in discussions, conversations and workshops.

Anyone who missed KODW 2020 or would like to revisit the free thematic sessions can now watch them on-demand before 30 September at


KODW 2020 Goes Virtual Meeting Global Experts to Explore the New Normal

Hong Kong Design Centre’s (HKDC) major annual event, Knowledge of Design Week (KODW), will make its debut as a virtual event for international audiences this year. Under the theme “Designing Digital Futures”, KODW 2020 will be held from 26 to 29 August 2020 to explore how digital transformation and human-centric design can help us navigate uncertainty and thrive in the pandemic world. Meet over 40 international forward-thinking leaders and innovators in one virtual event. Free Community and Network platform are accessible to all the participants.

Period: 26 - 29, August 2020
Place: Vertual


DesignTech Hub | DesignTech for Future

"DesignTech for Future", a white paper for the world after COVID-19, was created by DesignTech Hub, which is attended by Zaha Hadid Architects, PwC and other global architecture and design firms and consulting firms.

With the pandemic, all critical issues and limits of the city have come to surface, DesignTech Hub suggests this is the right moment to give society a policy document for a new start, providing a series of new guidelines for social life, new models for the spaces we live in.

This white paper initiates a debate over how design, together with technology, can play a fundamental role in tracing the path from "before" to "after" COVID-19, drawing the image of the new world we want to live in and take care.


ADF joins the Fuorisalone Digital

ADF has joined the new digital platform "Fuorisalone Digital", released by

The Milano Salone (Salone Internazionale del Mobile) canceled its 2020 edition, but the "Furio Salone" official site holds the "Fuorisalone Digital" from 15 to 21 June 2020.

ADF exhibits the "ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2020" winning piece, "CYLINDER x MATERIAL" designed by Rie Aruga, which was scheduled to be showcased at the "Fuori Salone" during the Milano Design Week.


Fuorisalone Japan launched! Join the Fuorisalone Digital!

Since 2003, has been the reference platform for Fuorisalone, an event that together with the Salone del Mobile defines the Milan Design Week.

The Salone del Mobile.Milano cancelled its 2020 edition, but Milan Design Week doesn’t stop and is going to introduce, from 15 to 21 June 2020, its brand new digital platform Fuorisalone Digital.

As a spin-off of the main brand, a brand new project called has been launched, so visible worldwide, but strictly dediacted to the Japanese public. It will be a digital platform intended to communicate - with the typical Italian design thinking - the best of Japanese design, creativity and lifestyle, starting from an online Index and Agenda of Japanese Design. will also promote (to the Japanese public but also to the international audience) the best of design Made in Japan on stage in Milan during the Design Week, aiming to create a cultural and commercial link between the two cultures. will launch the Fuorisalone Digital project which starts from 15 to 21, June 2020, where all the figures who join Fuorisalone Japan before 7 June 2020, are offered the opportunity to create your own digital event page on, for free.

Join the Fuorisalone Digital by filling out the registration form from "Details". The registration is free of charge.


ADF acknowledged a media partnership with HKTDC for DesignInspire

NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) has acknowledged a media partnership with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) for DesignInspire, the exhibition of design and innovation, held by every December. Through the media partnership, we will work together to proceed with the activities aimed at the development of the design industry, and we will convey beneficial information to everyone and try to lead to the development of the design industry.

【About DesignInspire - Exhibition of design and innovation】
Organised by HKTDC, DesignInspire, opens for both trade and public, is an inspiring platform for global creative elites, design brands, design associations and institutes to showcase their creativities. An array of interactive installations, novel ideas, design products and projects is featured.

【About the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)】
HKTDC is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub.


Design Shanghai 2020

"Design Shanghai" will be held from November 26th to 29th, 2020. ADF proudly supports "Design Shanghai" as a media partner this year as well.

Design Shanghai is one of the world's most prestigious international design events and Asia's premier design event. Constantly breaking new ground, it has set a precedent in China's ever-growing design community. Showcasing the best design brands and galleries from across the globe, Design Shanghai provides a unique and exciting platform to network and establish long-term business relations with Asia's top architects, interior designers, property developers, retailers and private buyers.

Design Shanghai will move to Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center from 26-29 May, 2020, celebrating its 7th anniversary with exciting new content. Set across six remarkable design sections, Design Shanghai 2020 is set to be the biggest and best yet.

Date : 26-29 November, 2020
Venue: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center

■Official sites
Design Shanghai:
Design China Beijing:



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.



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