from JAPAN


DESIGNTOPE, Japanese design information provider held the "Business Bag"
design competition, and announced the result. They invited Jasper
Morrison to be a juror and received a total of 85 wonderful works. Their
planning committee pre-selected 23 works and exhibited them on the
official website for popular vote. Jasper Morrison selected "The Womb"
by HASHIMOTO KOUMEI for the Designtope Award. He gives a comment on this
work, "Great idea, highly original, very simple to produce, easy in use
and with very strong identity."
Also Grand Prix User Award was given to "pwb" by Earo Notes which
receives the highest votes by users from the public. This will be
produced for retail porpose.

Now They are plannning next competition. Theme is "A chair for
exterior". Detail information will be announced in the end of January,


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