Mobile Living Exhibition at Skylight Studios
Co-organized by IDNF and EI the “Mobile Living” exhibition presented 18,000 sq ft of educational and cultural exhibits / conferences addressing our modern “nomadic” lifestyle.
Mobile Living Panel Discussion at Tribeca Hotel
Top curators, designers and artists who worked on the mobile theme discussed their projects while exchanging their projects and views with the audience.
The Scion “t2B” Concept Car at ICFF Offsite Event
In conjunction with “Design Downtown”. Its concept “Subtly / Honesty / Irony – Lounge on wheels” appealed to the audience of design leaders, who is not familiar with auto show.
Vibrant Visions: Eric Chan & Karim Rashid
In response to Toyota’s design initiatives, “Personal Pond” by Chan and ” Meta-Objects” by Karim were exhibited “ at the Museum of Arts & Design. Sponsored by Toyota; Co-sponsored and organized by IDNF and MAD.
Design Research for Calty
IDNF has arranged and promoted the collaborative projects between Calty – the design division of Toyota, and NYC creative design firms for part of Calty’s design research program.
Gifu Craft Handmade Exhibition
The fine products designed by the artists from the Gifu AIR program and manufactured in Gifu, Japan were presented in the Handmade Division / NY International Gift Fair at the Javits Center.
Core 77: “Need” Exhibition
During ICFF week, IDNF sponsored an exhibition by Core 77 in Soho, of the winning design concepts from the competition.
Gifu World Design Competition
– Jan Ken Pon “Hand to Mouth” 2002
Its 2nd competition. Over 1,300 registrants from 69 countries. Gifu sought functional and unique new designs and concepts for tableware, cookware, etc.
Gifu Artist in Residence Program
2001 – 2003
(AIR) IDNF has selected enthusiastic designers and artists who represent North America to serve as artists-in-residence at the World Design City in Gifu, Japan. Go to our website for further details on this program.
Tokyo Designers Block
The great success of the Gifu AIR and the NY Design event led to Tokyo Designers Block and Tokyo Designers Week at Zero First Daikanyama with events and parties featuring the designers and design studios.
NY Design 2000 & ’01
July, 2000 & 2001
IDNF gathered 75 works by highly acclaimed New York designers for an exhibit in Gifu, Japan. The show featured furniture, lighting, tableware, etc. by leading NY Designers.
Issey Miyake Exhibit Tour
Director of Issey Miyake, Jun Kanai, led fascinated groups through the Ace Gallery in Soho, explaining the process and vision behind Miyake’s “Making Things is Fun”.
Gifu World Design Competition
– Jan Ken Pon “In Our Hands” 1999-2001
Sponsored by Gifu, Japan and organized by IDNF. Utilizing traditional materials of Gifu: metal, ceramic, paper and wood. 109 entries from 18 countries.
Bus Trip to LongHouse Reserve
-Hideo Yamakuchi Exhibit June, 1998
Members visited LongHouse Reserve to attend the opening of Textile designer Yamakuchi’s exhibition. Tour from NY to LongHouse and gardens hosted by Mr. Jack Lenor Larsen.
“Mega Art” Studio Tour
Members visited the studio of Udi Aloni, whose body of artwork incorporates digitally combined photographs, text and paintings that are large enough in scale, to cover the sides of buildings.
Seki Cut Design Competition
The competition was held 3 times for design schools around the world. Entries evaluated by internationally renowned designers. Award ceremony of 1st one held at the Sony Plaza. 3rd at St Peter’s Church, N.Y.C.
An Evening in Soho
Held at Smart Design Studio, in honor of Ettore Sottsass and Lisa Krohn, recipients of the Brooklyn Museum’s Lifetime Achievement and Young Designer Awards.