Mar. 9, 2020

Information About the Live Stream of the KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2020 Final Judging, Announcement of the Winners, and Judges’ Talk Show.

We announced the other day that in light of the spreading outbreak of the new coronavirus, the opening to the public of KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD 2020 Final Judging and Award Ceremony, planned to be held on Saturday, March 14, will be cancelled.
We had been planning to hold the events in closed session, but in view of the large number of people who had been looking forward to them, we will stream Finalists’ presentations (Final Judging), Announcement of the winners and Judges’ talk show as follows.

〈 Schedule 〉

Saturday, March 14

11:30-14:10 (Planned)

Part 1: Finalists’ presentations (Final Judging)

Note: The finalists will not come to the venue, but will give their presentations via video. The judges will be at the venue.

15:30-17:00 (Planned)

Part 2: Announcement of the winners and judges’ talk show

〈 Streaming URL 〉


Note: There will not be any English interpretation or subtitles during the live stream, but the judges’ talk show will be released in English at a later date.

〈 Judges’ Talk Show Presenters 〉

Judges’ Talk Show Presenters

Ryosuke Uehara (CEO, Art Director & Creative Director of KIGI Co., Ltd.)
Masashi Kawamura (Creative Director & Chief Creative Officer of Whatever)
Tsuyoshi Tane (Founder of Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects / Architect)
Teruhiro Yanagihara (Designer)
Yoshie Watanabe (Art Director & Designer at KIGI Co., Ltd.)
Hidekuni Kuroda (President and CEO of KOKUYO Co., Ltd.)
Talk show moderator:
Ryuko Kida (Brand Director, ELLE DECOR magazine)

〈 Audience Award 〉

In addition to the official Grand Prix and Merit Awards, there will also be an Audience Award based on online votes from everyone who supports the KOKUYO DESIGN AWARD. On March 14, we will announce the voting page and post information introducing the finalists and their pieces, so please vote while you watch the stream!

Viewing at the venue has been cancelled, but please do join us online to watch and take part!