Industry > Japan > Asahikawa Design Center

 Feb 26 2024  

Asahikawa is located in the center of Hokkaido, Japan and is Japan's northernmost island. Asahikawa is the region with the richest forest resources in Japan. Due to its unique natural geographical conditions, Asahikawa City has gradually developed into an important timber-producing area, furniture industrial area and trade center in Hokkaido, Japan.

The Asahikawa Design Center was established for the manufacturers and furniture companies that gather here. In addition to various kinds of furniture, there is also a museum introducing the history of Asahikawa furniture, a laboratory where tourists and locals can experience Asahikawa furniture and skills, and a selection area where you can buy furniture and handicrafts. Asahikawa International Furniture Design Fair (IFDA) was founded in 1990 and joined the UNESCO network in 2019. The Asahikawa Design Center also exhibited some outstanding competition entries.

In August 2023, the International Wood Culture Society team visited the Asahikawa Design Center. Under the leadership of Business Director Kevi Sugimoto, they visited the center and experienced the exquisite craftsmanship of Asahikawa furniture.