DECO BOKO Fall / Winter 2020
Join us for the first launch of DECO BOKO in September 2020.
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September 21st, 2020 – February 28th, 2021
Both timeless and new, DECO BOKO is pleased to introduce various brands from Japan to showcase their latest collections of gifts, furniture, and home goods.
Based in New York, DECO BOKO is the first wholesale tradeshow in the US that focuses on Japanese products in the design / gift industry. DECO BOKO will become a “Phygital” (physical + digital) show, when we are certain that exhibitors, visitors, and staff are able to manage the exhibition safely.
The organizers of DECO BOKO are native to Japan, and have been supporting Japanese brands and manufacturers to give them opportunities to succeed in the US market.
Although we have been seeing high potential in well made / designed Japanese products, there are often gaps between the Japanese brands and the American buyers that makes it hard to do business.
DECO BOKO is a phrase commonly used in Japan which means “uneven”, and could also mean “filling in the gaps”.
The logo of DECO BOKO was created with New York based design studio, Studio Newwork, inspired by this concept and the Japanese “Kanji” characters “凸凹”, which represents the word DECO BOKO.
We hope this show helps fill in the gaps between the Japanese brands and US buyers, for better transparency and fewer steps to achieve a business relationship for both parties.
DECO BOKO Fall/Winter 2020 will run September 21st, 2020 through February 28th, 2021.
DECO BOKO Speaks
Inviting speakers who have been inspired by Japanese products, as well as exhibitor’s behind the scenes talks. DECO BOKO Speaks will share rare and exclusive contents about the industry.
Meet the Makers
DECO BOKO will work with buyers to help set up an introduction to the manufacturers and provide contents for a successful business relationship.
DECO BOKO collaborates with companies that enhance and support our vision through partnerships bridging trade across Japan and the US.
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Interested in Exhibiting at DECO BOKO?
We will be featuring artists who has close relationships with DECO BOKO, and has inspired our philosophy towards aesthetics and design.
Chihiro Kabata -Artist
Born in Fukuoka and raised in Tokyo, artist Chihiro Kabata is currently active based in Tokyo.
Kabata uses her fingers and hands, or ballpoint pens as extensions of her body which were first chosen as substitutes to brushes.
Kabata’s drawings and sculptures accumulate delicate ink lines into powerful visions.
Her medium of choice – ballpoint pen on paper – is deceptively humble, making the final result all the more unanticipated.
Kabata’s exhibition is currently being held at Fuchu Art Museum in Tokyo.