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bud brand is calling for works to be exhibited at the 2025 Milan Design Week! The theme for 2025 is “Wood × ◯◯ =” Ethical products that expand the possibilities of “wood”

bud brand is calling for works to be exhibited at the 2025 Milan Design Week! The theme for 2025 is “ Tree × ◯◯ = ” “ Tree
Ethical products that expand the possibilities of

*View in browser* *Japan DESIGN BANK General Incorporated Association *
Press release: July 1, 2024
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bud brand is calling for works to be exhibited at the 2025 Milan Design Week! The theme for 2025 is “ Tree × ◯◯ = ” “ Tree
Ethical products that expand the possibilities of
*Grand prize winners will be invited to Milan Design Week! * General Incorporated Association Japan DESIGN
BANK (location: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) will be hosting Milano Design Week, one of the world’s largest design and art festivals, which will be held from April 8, 2025.
We are looking for works to be exhibited at 2025 (Milan Design Week 2025).

bud supports the exhibition of works by students and creators who aspire to design at Milan Design Week.
Every year, the brand project gathers passionate works from various generations.

The theme this time is “Tree × ◯◯ =”
Ethical products that expand the possibilities of “wood”

It has been closely related to people’s lives since ancient times, and will continue to be indispensable in the future.
We would like to refocus on the possibility of coexistence with trees.

By combining the material “wood” and “〇〇”, new possibilities are born. We are looking for ethical products that enrich people’s lives. *〇〇 can be applied to materials, scenes, users, or anything else. Information about the open call for entries is currently being posted on the bud brand official homepage and on Japan’s largest contest information site “Toryumon.”

・bud brand official website https://www.bud-brand.com/
・Japan’s largest contest information site “Toryumon”
https://compe.japandesign.ne.jp/bud-brand-award-2025/

* theme:*

In recent years, abnormal weather events such as intense heat and heavy rain have become increasingly severe.
Global warming caused by CO2 emissions is thought to be one of the major causes behind this.
Around the world, various environmentally friendly initiatives are being carried out based on the idea of ​​SDGs.
In Japan, in the field of forest conservation and forestry
regeneration, efforts are being made to utilize thinned wood and wood scraps.
Upcycling initiatives are making great progress, and we hope to see more ideas and ideas in the future.
Therefore, this time we will focus on the material “wood”.
It has been closely related to people’s lives since ancient times. It will continue to be an indispensable presence. We would like to refocus on the possibility of coexistence with trees.
By combining the material “wood” and “〇〇”, new possibilities are born. We are looking for ethical products that enrich people’s lives. *〇〇 can be applied to materials, scenes, users, or anything else.

The top three works in the contest will be turned into actual products by themselves. The completed work is scheduled to be exhibited at “Milan Design Week 2025”.

bud brand 2024 Semi-Grand Prix work “Katachirta” Designer: Kamitani Tomoe

*bud brand 2025 recruitment requirements*

■ Deadline
Wednesday, July 31, 2024: Submit work proposal (A3/PDF)
*Please apply in advance by July 20th.

■ Award
● Invited to Grand Prix Milan Design Week 2025 and exhibited work ● Works will be exhibited at Semi-Grand Prix Milan Design Week 2025 ● Encouragement Award    Works will be exhibited at Milan Design Week 2025 *May not be applicable
*There is a possibility of postponement or cancellation depending on the world situation.
*The invitation to Milan will be decided based on domestic and overseas circumstances.

■ Recruitment details
Unreleased designs in line with the theme

■ Theme
“ Tree × ◯◯ = ”
Ethical products that expand the possibilities of “wood”
*Works that can be turned into products by yourself or your team by the end of February 2025
* Works to be placed on a stand approximately 800 square meters (weight should be within 10 kg)
*Censored items cannot be submitted.

■ Application qualifications
Under 35 years old
*As of April 2025

■ Recruitment details
*bud brand official website*
https://bud-brand.com/
* Japan’s largest contest information site “Toryumon” *
https://compe.japandesign.ne.jp/bud-brand-award-2025/

* bud brand = “Bud (bud) + Beautiful bloom (brand)” *

The next generation of talented creators
bud has been supporting exhibitions at Milan Design Week since 2016 as a place to disseminate “Japanese design” to the world.
brand project. In 2019, we exhibited 13 works by students, craftsmen, and creators who contribute to local support.

Young creators who aim to take over the world with their high technical skills, unique Japanese delicacy, and young, innovative imaginations work on their creations every day with pride in “Japanese design.” When thinking about the future of Japan’s “manufacturing”, there is a need for a place where information can be realistically disseminated not only within Japan but also around the world.

Japan DESIGN
BANK supports companies and local construction companies that sympathize with this project’s philosophy and supports them as they take on the challenge of taking on the world. The stimulation and worldview of “world design” that they felt in the city of Milan is a challenge that could become the “flowers” and “buds” of “Japanese design” in the future. bud
The purpose of brand is to connect to such a better future.

An interview with Seigo Kajiwara, representative of the bud brand project, is now available!
“We want to be a place where we can spread the word about Japanese manufacturing to the world.” Thoughts from a project representative who supports young creators to exhibit in Milan
https://prtimes.jp/story/detail/ZxWY92czpbq

* What is Milano Design Week? *

The world’s largest interior design trade fair is held every April. Approximately 2,000 companies will exhibit at this venue alone, and the number of visitors will exceed approximately 300,000 during the period, and the total number of visitors for Milan Design Week will exceed 1 million. During the exhibition period, the world’s top creators present their latest designs, and the entire city of Milan becomes the venue, overflowing with design.

* General Incorporated Association Japan DESIGN BANK*

In December 2018, bud opened, which had been functioning for some time with two main goals: disseminating Japanese design to the world and nurturing the next generation of Japanese creators.
The brand management office has been incorporated as a general incorporated association, Japan DESIGN BANK.
In collaboration with various educational fields, we strive to support students involved in design by improving design quality and providing a place to learn product design, as well as supporting the next generation of creators, including creators and craftsmen who are active in local communities. I am.

Name: General Incorporated Association Japan DESIGN BANK
Address: Aoyama Gakuin Astudio 402, 5-47-11 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Representative Director: Seigo Kajiwara, Tomoyuki
Established: December 3, 2018

Business details:
A project to disseminate Japanese design to the world/
Business to develop Japanese creators / Business to exhibit Japanese designs at overseas exhibitions / Business to sell products including EC sites / Implementation of certification system to improve design quality / Providing a place to learn product design Implementation of various training/Collaboration and tie-up projects with educational corporations and various educational fields/Projects related to student support
etc
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