Garden of Eden

Jerusalem Design Week
18 (fri) - 27 (sun) October, 2019

Israel, a unique player on the international design field, developed a surprising design DNA. A land of innovation where ancient roots and rich tradition merge with contemporary existence creating a vibrant & dynamic eco-system both for a thriving high tech industry as well as the design field. Israel’s unique context creates design which merges East and West, Old and New, Religious and Secular, unique to a place that is a junction of worlds. Israel is honored to be invited with the most leading design event in Israel, as the Partner Country to DESIGNART TOKYO 2019 and share and introduce Israeli design to the Japanese public.

Jerusalem Design Week initiated by the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage and The Jerusalem Development Authority, is Israel’s most influential public design event with more than 200 international designers. Each year JDW focuses its attention on a socio-cultural central theme with the belief that design must respond to such issues. Japanese creators who attracted attention at DESIGNART last year joined in JDW 2019, held in June. They, as well as a founder Akio Aoki, had close relationships with local interested parties, leading to the Partner Country to DAT 2019. The Tokyo event sets off its first major international presence through two projects in two different locations in Aoyama and Kagurazaka. The Exhibition “Garden of Eden” at Spiral arts complex in Aoyama leads visitors between local Israeli perspective on nature, culture, technology and myth. This journey culminates in the Spiral, where two local myths of Israel’s resources meet: Dead Sea salt, and Wheat, a generator of the agricultural revolution and modern life. In between these myths of life and death, architectural interpretations of local flowers are hidden in secret private gardens, which, like the original Garden of Eden, can only be imagined, but are barred from entry. The exhibition space is designed by YSLA architects based in Tokyo in collaboration with Takeshi Yamamura architecture lab., Waseda University.

■ Special Events

Talk event Meet the Designers

Through a series of short presentations by Israeli designers and Japanese guest speakers, Jerusalem Design Week invites you to explore the influence of design in the city of Jerusalem, to look at the influences it carried to Japan, and to get further acquainted with the creators which comprise the Exhibition "Garden of Eden" by Jerusalem Design Week at Spiral.

Date:19(sat), October 18:00-20:00
Venue:Spiral Garden(Spiral 1F)
Language:English (with translation to Japanese)
Admission Free・No reservations

Talk event 

Event by Amana׳s creative lab Figlab, past guests of the Jerusalem design week. A talk with Figlabs creators and Israeli guests.
* More details coming soon.

Date:25(fri), October 19:00-20:30
Venue:Spiral Garden(Spiral 1F)


At the closing event of the festival, the newly created “DESIGNART AWARD” will be announced! DESIGNART AWARD is newly created this year at DESIGNART with the five founders as the jury. The top three excellent works will be announced at the closing event to be held the night before the final day. After the award ceremony, a live show will be performed by Dikla, who is a best-seller artist with overwhelming popularity in Israel, our partner country for this year. There is no entrance fee, so anyone can join us. Let’s have a blast at the final phase of DESIGNART TOKYO 2019!

Date:26(sat), October 19:00~22:00
Venue:Spiral Garden(Spiral1F)
Admission Free・No reservations

Jerusalem Design Week “Garden of Eden”

Date:18 (fri)- 27(sun) October 2019 11:00 - 20:00
※ The venue will exceptionnaly closed at 19:00 on October 24
Venue:Spiral Garden(Spiral 1F)
5-6-23, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, 107-0062, TOKYO
Admission Free

For more information
Jerusalem Design Week PR Office (SivanS, LTD.)
Ms. Moriyama (press@sivans.jp) / TEL: 03-6812-9495

Organizer     Jerusalem Design Week
Official Website: http://jp.jdw.co.il/

Jerusalem Design Week, The Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, Jerusalem Development Authority, SivanS, LTD., YSLA Yamamura SanzLaviña Architects, Takeshi Yamamura Lab., Dept. of Architecture, Waseda University.,  Stratasys Ltd., Nanox Imaging Ltd., Mabsut, AYUMI GALLERY / CAVE, Daiki Nakagawa, Ran Wolf, Urban planning and project management Ltd., Hansen House, Center for Design, Media and Technology, The Municipality of Jerusalem, Netafim, Nanox Imaging Ltd., ICG ACCELERATE LIMITED


Embassy of Israel


5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 MAP
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