|Date||Wednesday, May 22, 2013 – Sunday, May 26, 2013
General admission begins on May 24 until May 26
|Entrance fee||500 yen (free with invitation letter)|
|Opening Hours||11:00–19:00 ( except the last day –17:00)||Spatial Design||matic Sho Sotoyama|
|Venue||Laforet Museum Harajuku||Art Direction||DRAWER (Mitsuhiro Ikeda)|
|Organizer||H.P. France S.A BAtoMA Division||Material Sponsor||WOODPRO Co.,Ltd.|
|Exhibitor||23 booths （26 companies）||Illumination Sponsor||Tattomu Co., Ltd.|
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Within the interior market, the Christmas holiday season is an important period. However, Japan currently did not have a trade show specializing in Christmas. The majority of Christmas goods were imported from abroad then stocked in stores throughout Japan. Manufactures dealing in these seasonal goods raised voices of concern with order schedules placed in June and July not being met by the holiday season. To ensure merchandise during the Christmas sales period, orders for Christmas goods must be placed earlier in May. In order to improve this situation and stimulate the market as a whole through new business opportunities, BAtoMA held an exhibition in May dedicated solely to the Christmas season. BAtoMA proposes a new Christmas market within Japan— one of even greater excitement for the holiday.
THEME : The Dream Town of Christmas
H.P. France’s creative team “TOBIRA NO MUKOUGAWA” collaborated with the creative office “kloka” for a special installation. The fantastic Christmas town in diorama made heart fluttered as for adult, as for the child.
CD: Akira Takahashi (kloka), AD: Sayoko Yajima (kloka), P: TOBIRA NO MUKOUGAWA
SPECIAL THANKS: mikarina, tasko(KIMURA), tech in, Kenichi Matsumoto
6F SHOP : ho! ho! ho!
Inspired by Christmas market, a shop was opened on the exhibition floor. Various items such as general goods, accessories, and art books were gathered under the theme the “gift.” A corner of the shop was produced by the boutique “Bazar et Garde-Manger,” which is located on Aosando, Harajuku.
1F LIMITED SHOP : TOBIRA NO MUKOUGAWA in Laforet HARAJUKU
Together with BAtoMA, a limited shop produced by TOBIRA NO MOKUOGAWA was opened. The shop presented unique and original gift items made by designers and creators within the theme of looking forward to Christmas.
DRAWER / Tsé & Tsé Associées / holiday / initial ATELIER / NOL CORPORATION CO.,LTD. / amrta / COURGETTE / DAIDOH INTERNATIONAL LTD. / JOE’S SOAP / BRIO JAPAN / Nakamura Co.,Ltd. / Dumilo Japan / WOUTERS＆HENDRIX / SERGE THORAVAL / ASTIER de VILLATTE / Fil D'araignee / SUNNYHOURS / Future Friends / E.F.INTERNATIONAL / GORIKI ISLAND / GRASSE TOKYO / LE COUVENT DES MINIMES / ma.macaron / Leits Associates,Inc. / Quaint Design