The first IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living took place in 2008, combining IFFT (International Furniture Fair Tokyo) with the concept of Interior Lifestyle Tokyo, and becoming the leading trade fair for the Japanese high-end interior market.
The fair has been growing each year that goes by. Last year’s edition featured 391 exhibitors from 25 different countries and 15,667 visitors from 31 countries.
This year’s event will be held in Tokyo Big Sight from the 25th to 27th of November.
Tokyo Big Sight offers smooth and diversified access not only from central Tokyo and all other regions of Japan, but from around the world as well.
It is close to major airports, only about 60 minutes from Narita International Airport and about 25 minutes from Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) by airport bus. Furthermore, Haneda Airport, the gateway to the skies for Tokyo, is located just 30 minutes away from the city center by train. the airport’s growing number of international flights are making Tokyo even much more convenient.
IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living has been attracting high-end interior design products from all over the world, to suggest eye-opening lifestyle ideas and to present stylish space designing.
Each zone will have a clear concept and a series of leading events will become more compelling.
Depending on what’s your area of interest, the fair has seven different zones for you to explore: Home, Kitchen Life, Accent, Everyday, Global, Japan Style and Movement.
Besides the fair itself, the event also will have a series of conferences on the first day of exhbiting covering topics such as imports, design and also an award ceremony.
I would consider this fair a ‘must’ for any experienced or newcomer to interior design. Not only it includes two events in one, but it offers great value and you can find the trends and latest works in the japanese industry.