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IFDA Japan Fair

05/20/2023 - 05/23/2023
All Day

To celebrate, IFDA, the International Furnishings and Design Association, is hosting a Japan Fair featuring artisans from our Japan Chapter. We will offer a variety of seminars that showcase architectural preservation (Minka), biophilia and traditional floral design, calligraphy, traditional ceramics, the art of tea and Chinoiserie development and design influences.

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 12 – 4 PM
Farrow & Ball Upper East Side Showroom
1054 Lexington Ave at 75th St., New York, NY 10021
$10 fee for non-IFDA members

Meet the Artisans—Includes a short overview of topics to come later in the week.

12:30 PM – Preserving Traditional Japanese Architecture—Akiko Kawakara, Renovation Specialist
Explore how traditional Japanese homes have evolved over time and the new interest in their preservation. Akiko will also share some of the renovation steps her firm and others have used to make the Minka house comfortable and suited to a modern dwelling. Find out more about Akiko Kawahara and her company at: https:// kawaharakobo.co.jp.

1:30 PM – Traditional Ceramics of Japan—Goujin Nomura, Ceramic Artist
Goujin will present a visual seminar reviewing some history of Japanese ceramics and how Dashikiyaki (Tachikui furnace) developed in the Hyogo prefecture and his way of creating original Tachikui ceramics, a traditional method of creating these treasured art works. He will have pieces he has created for viewing and sale. Find more of Goujin Nomura’s work on instagram: @goujin.plantsbase ( https://www.instagram.com/ goujin.plantsbase/ ).

2:30 PM – Biophilia / Flower Arranging—Shinobu Kishimoto, Plant Artist and Calligrapher
Watch as Shinobu demonstrates the art of flower arranging and through images shows her work and talks about flower Feng Shui and the relationship between Japanese traditional flower arrangement and Biophilia. She will also show how she incorporates traditional calligraphy as a backdrop to her stunning flower arrangements and table settings. See more at http:// www.dfa-kobe.jp and on Instagram: @shinonn, https:// www.instagram.com/shinonn/ .

MONDAY, May 22, 2023, 3 – 4:30 PM
Amuneal Showroom, Suite 1314
NYDC, 200 Lexington Ave at 33nd St 10016
$10 fee for non-IFDA members

The Art of Tea and Tasting of Her Winning Blend— Sumiko Tanaka, Tea Specialist
Experience with all your senses the pleasure of tea. Sumiko will talk about the history and spirituality of Japanese and English tea, so you learn to appreciate this beverage even more. You will also be able to purchase her award winning tea, it makes the perfect hostess gift or to simply relish at home. Bring your business card for a chance to win a work from Hering Berlin Ceramics, https://www.heringberlin.com/. They will be exhibiting their fine china at the Amuneal Showroom and providing cups and plates for our tea and sweets tasting. Find out more about our presenter, Sumiko Tanaka, at https:// sstyletea.com/salon, Instagram: @sstyletea, ( https://www.instagram.com/sstyletea/ ).

TUESDAY, May 23, 2023, 11 AM – 1 PM
Sherrill Furniture Showroom, Suite 808
NYDC, 200 Lexington Ave at 33nd St 10016
$10 fee for non-IFDA members

Chinoiserie Design—Yasue and Risa Ishikawa, Risabraire Design Studio
Through beautiful visuals and in-hand samples, journey through time to see how chinoiserie design developed through the ages and spread through the world. Learn about the Japanese influence on chinoiserie and the design elements and symbolism of the various motifs and how that appreciation of this style has influenced their production of NEW wallcoverings and fabrics. Explore their Japanese panoramic wallpaper at: https:// www.ocashidesigns.com and website at: https:// www.risabraire.com.

— NOTE —
Light refreshments will be served at all events.
Surprise raffles featured at some of the events.
Additional events may be added.
Advance registration and payment required.

For more info and reservations go to: IFDA.com Events, May

The IFDA Japan Fair is supported by a grant from the IFDA Educational Foundation, IFDAEF.org. Please go to their website to see other scholarship and grant opportunities.

Questions? [email protected] or [email protected]

Learn more at https://ifda.com/events/2023-05/.


05/20/2023 - 05/23/2023
All Day EST


New York, NY United States
Event Format
Live (indoor)
Event Type
Open to Public and Design Trade
Design Discipline
Architecture, Digital and Technology, Product Design, Interior Design