Creative Design City Nagoya 2009

From Now On:Envisioning Nagoya’s Future on the Large Scale and the Small

This exhibition served as an introduction of the creative urban improvements of eight cities.

Period :
November 25 – December 7, 2009
Venue :
Design Gallery, International Design Center NAGOYA 4F
Exhibition Support :
Oliver Corporation, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., First Co., Ltd.,
Central Gazai Co., Ltd., FRIENDSHIP Co. Ltd.
Participant cities (8 cities)

Cities Appointed to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network

UNESCO Cities of Design
(As of November, 2009)
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Montreal (Canada)
  • Nagoya (Japan)
  • Kobe (Japan)
  • Schenzhen (China)
UNESCO Cities of Craft and Folk Art
  • Kanazawa (Japan)
Nagoya Sister City (2008 World Design Capital)
  • Torino (Italy)



Tetsuya OKADA
Tetsuya OKADA
  • Chief Designer / NOMURA Co., Ltd
B.1956 in Mie. Graduated from Design Division, Faculty of Art, Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music. Joined NOMURA Co., Ltd in 1979. As a display designer, Okada has participated in various exhibitions such as MINO-WASHI Museum (1994), cooking class showrooms, TOHO GAS (1997-2010), Special Exhibition of Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts (1999-2002), Toyohashi City booth in EXPO 2000 HANNOVER (2000), NORITAKE GALLERY (2001), Matsusaka City Cultural Property Center (2002), EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN, museum shop of INAX TILE MUSEUM (2008), Nagoya Urban Institute (2010).
  • Graphic Designer / Representative tmc Inc.
Centrair (V.I. design direction), UNEP Children's World Summit for the Environment 2005 (logo design/art direction), Matsuzakaya (“SAKURA PANDA” creative direction), NANTEN Submillimeter Observatory (logo design / Chile), International Design Casa 2008 (art direction / Torino City, Italy), Aichi-Nagoya COP10 CBD Promotion Committee (logo design).