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Post Show Report: DESIGN LIGHTING TOKYO 2014 Concluded in a Great Success

The exhibition for stylish and innovative design lightings, DESIGN LIGHTING TOKYO 2014 took place in a great success from January 15 to 17, doubling the number of exhibitors from 2013.

Outline
DESIGN LIGHTING TOKYO 2014 served as a unique showcase of design lightings which realize more comfortable environment and creative space design. It attracted 14,322* visitors from lighting fixture users (architectural design firms, commercial facility, general contractors, etc.), buyers (interior shops, department stores, importer/exporter, etc.) and so on, which resulted in very high level of exhibitor satisfaction with business opportunities at the show.
(*including the concurrent shows)

Strength in design lighting featuring LED/OLED lighting technologies
Co-held with the key shows for LED/OLED lighting manufacturing technologies and fixtures – LED/OLED Technology Expo and LED/OLED Light Expo, DESIGN LIGHTING TOKYO has huge strength in collecting design lightings featuring LED/OLED lighting. Especially from the OLED category, leading companies such as PANASONIC IDEMITSU OLED LIGHTING, PHILIPS ELECTRONICS and LUMIOTEC exhibited stylish OLED lighting fixtures, effectively presenting advantages of their cutting-edge OLED lighting technologies, such as more flexible design possibility, comfort and user-friendliness.

Special Session by a world-class architect
One of the features of the event was the Special Session addressed by Ms. Kazuyo Sejima, world-class architect who was awarded the Pritzker Prize. It and other Design Seminars attracted a large number of lighting users and played a role in enhancing the event’s position as the hub of the latest design trends. >>Program

Featured events
[BRIDGE]
A selected collection of simple, stylish and “NEXT” products by European lighting brands that had not been launched in Japan. Also enriched with the space design by a Japanese well-known architect Akihisa Hirata, the installation became one of the features of the 2014 show.
Showcasing the latest European designs in Tokyo, it acted as a bridge between Europe and Asia.

[PROTO LIGHTING]
A premium showcase of distinguished prototype lightings. Combining untraditional materials or cutting-edge technologies with innovative shapes and design, those prototypes explored new possibilities of design lightings.

Next show
The next show will take place from January 14 to 16, 2015 at Tokyo Big Sight, becoming larger and more international.

>> Full version of Post Show Report (with photos)

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