Japanese Design Festival
11. & 12. November 2023
The Japanese Design Festival represents a wide and varied selection of designers and artisans. Each one is inspired in their own way by Japan, the aesthetics or craft techniques.
TICKETS: Entrance to the festival is 75 DKK per person per day.
The festival is a non profit and non sponsored event.
All profits go to children and young people in Seidokan Japan Center.
Den japanske designfestival repræsenterer et bredt og varieret udvalg af designere og kunsthåndværkere. Hver enkelt er inspireret på deres egen måde af Japan, æstetikken eller håndværksteknikkerne.
BILLETTERE: entré til festivalen er 75 kr. pr. person pr. dag. Festivalen er en non profit og ikke sponsoreret begivenhed. Overskud går til børn og unge i Seidokan Japan Center.
Design, craft, sensory and café
0 - 4 floor
At the festival you can discover 4,000 m2 of design, craft, sensory experiences. You can also relax and have a cup of sake, coffee or tea in our café, and maybe enjoy fine pastry.
The café is at the 4.th floor
The sensory salon is in the old basement.
Have a sensory experience
New this year is our sensory salon situated in the old basement of Kosmopol. Here you will be able to listen, look, feel, taste and smell.
We will also be showing a short movie and we might have a special surprise.
The sensory salon is open trough the entire festival.
PRICE 75 DKK
Entrance to the festival is 75 DKK pr. person. One ticket gives access to one day.
The festival is a non profit and non sponsored event.
all profits go to children and young people in Seidokan Japan Center.
With Japanese notes
In our little cafe you can enjoy fine pastry to stay or to go. Made by our good friend Mikkel, who is a pastry maker through many eyars. Mikkel brings his experiences from his trips to Japan into his work and blends Danish and Japanese notes.
Japanese organic tea, tea tasting (sensory room)
ioいほis a Copenhagen-based teahouse dedicated to the exploration of the potential of Japan’s organic and naturally farmed teas. Io sources all of their teas directly from the Japanese tea producers with a focus on the cultivation of tea gardens without the use of pesticides and artificial fertilisers.
Concept and designstudio
Concept and designstudio specialized in prefabricated modular houses from wood. As part of the concept Njordrum HOME designs also both building components, furniture, lighting and home accessories - all part of the concept and desire to deliver a complete and coherent, sustainable design experience.
Design Studio Lars Vejen
Designer and architect driven by the desire to make a difference and to create products that last in form, function and quality, Lars Vejen specialises in creative development, interdisciplinary collaborations and
design of high quality products.
Handmade Ceramics by Longfei Wang aka Tosei
Tōsei folds East Asian philosophy into Scandinavian aesthetics using traditional techniques. Tosei’s pieces are crafted with self-blend glaze using locally sourced Danish clay and wood ashes and then fired with renewable energy. Core to his artistic process is respecting the naturalness of clay and other earthly materials.
Bespoke Wood Work
Interior architect Anton Normark and cabinetmaker Andrea Stokholm creates bespoke wood work based on the passion and interest in craftsmanship, form and design. Back ground from Toyama University, Japan and the Royal Danish Academy of fine arts.
MOTARASU gathers Japanese and Danish designers in one brand, thereby emphasising the common design styles and traditions. Art and nature are key elements in all of MOTARASU designs and the results are poetic, tactile and functional objects.
Japanese Art & Aesthetic by Malene Wagner
Art historian and art dealer, Malene Wagner, specialises in Japanese woodblock prints. She has curated several exhibitions in DK and abroad with a special focus on original Japanese prints of the 20th and 21st centuries. Contributor to several publications, including Tokyo Weekender, Apollo Magazine, Journal of Japonisme and Kinfolk Magazine.
Hand folded paper lamps
Sonobe Light are original hand-folded paper lamps and an expression of art, design and craftsmanship in a beautiful combination. Built from several pieces of paper, each fold tells a story in itself. The light unfolds and each lamp becomes a unique experience and a piece of geometric light art both simple and complex.
Japanese Matcha Tea
Atelier Hello Midori by Cha-rista Selene Grotkjær inspires many ears of knowledge of the finest quality of Japanese green tea, especially matcha. Dristibutor of fine Japanese Ippodo Tea Co.
Artistic three-dimension paper geometry. Maria Kerrn Jespersen works from a constructional perspective, striving for beautiful, poetic and effective expressions based on simple forms.
Bespoke paper reliefs and art work made of Japanese Washi paper and cotton paper. A study of fibres and cellulose and an ode to the craft of handmade paper.
Ceramic work based on Japanese philosophy focusing on earthy material and aesthetics, which appears in form, color and structure. In his ceramics, he uses exclusively the yakishime method (unglazed) to give the objects a harsh and earthy feel.
Calligrapher and Designer CHIAKI based in Copenhagen via NY and Tokyo. She makes contemporary calligraphy combining Japanese Shodo and abstract art with a minimalist approach.
Reinventing and bringing the traditional art of writing to modern times from outside Japan.
Mindful design objects
Ritual Mind creates timeless design that invites integrating rituals in everyday life in order to achieve a more sustainable and stable lifestyle with presence, balance and meaning. The inspiration is drawn from Japanese culture, religion and aesthetics added a touch of nature's poetry.
One of a kind ceramics
One of a kind ceramics hand made with a passion for materials and colors. Materials and surfaces that gives the most sensual experience. Subtle silhouettes with unpretentious details, caused by the ceramic processes and materials.
Shifu Weaver, Work and process Represented
Yu Yamauchi studied Japanese sewing, dyeing and weaving in Tokyo and Kyoto, and entered the Izumo Ori Studio in Yasugi City, Shimane Prefecture. After that, Yu became an independent dyer and weaver, producing cotton and shifu under the trade name Shifu-Ori Yamauchi. In addition to crafts, Yu also creates art works using Shifu as a subject and researches the history of Shifu as folk art.
Jewelry made by hand with passion. Jewelery artist and designer Karina Hunnerup processes precious metals into jewelery with a poetic rawness. With devotion to the process, she refines the materials and strives to reach the perfect form and nerve.
Textile art by Julie Vej from discarded textile donated by local designers and tailorshops. In a fusion of Japanese and Nordic aesthetics & philosophy, Julie Vej challenge the limits for contemporary art. With a great love for nature and sustainability, textile trash is being changed into authentic artworks.
Mending with Uruji (Kintsugi)
Goldsmeth Ekaterina Savova performs art of mending ceramic pieces with Uruji (Kintsugi). The old Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together is built on the idea of embracing flaws and imperfections.
Architexture develops customized texture surface design adaptable for a wide variety of surfaces – ranging from silk to concrete.
Møbel CPH works with a focus on craftsmanship and quality. With production in Japan, where 25 cabinetmakers are responsible for the wood work and upholstery. A collaboration with Japanese architects, among others. The designer behind the PEPE chair MURASAWA KAZUTERU and the Japanese Danish design duo Inodasveje who are the creators of ISLOUNGE, DC09 mm.
Textile art & design studio
YUZU was created with the vision of contributing to a positive change in our textile culture, and showing how much versatility, functionality and beauty our textiles contain. The Japanese, square, multifunctional Furoshiki are such a beautiful and simple example of just this. YUZU works within 2 Furoshiki Categories: Function & Art.
Design and craft Graduate, who just received Silver for his final test, where he made a chair. Alexander is interested in the design process itself and has spent many hours studying the Art of Danish furniture. Alexanders also passed by Andrea Stokholm who introduced him to Kumiko.