TOKYO – For its 30th edition, Interior Lifestyle Tokyo will take place again from May 19-21, 2021, at the Tokyo Big Sight complex, also known as the Tokyo International Exhibition Center.
Show organizer Messe Frankfurt Japan said it has been working closely with local authorities to allow the event to take place under safe protocols and other precautionary measures.
“The show aims to create an even more business-friendly environment through its strengthened business matching program and a wide range of zones,” show officials said of the show layout, which features a variety of product categories and themes. For example, Home, Accent and Everyday zones showcase product around residential living spaces, accessories and other household items, respectively.
The last event planned for June 3-5 was canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and related governmental precautionary measures. The latest show held in 2019 featured home furnishings from 770 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions. More than 21,000 visitors attended from Japan and other parts of the world.
Those interested in exhibiting or attending can get more information online. The deadline to fill out an application to exhibit is Jan. 29, 2021.
I’m Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.