[Flash NEWS] GARDE exhibited at “2nd Metaverse Expo Tokyo Autumn.”

Our Metaverse Division at GARDE exhibited a booth at the “2nd Metaverse Expo Tokyo Autumn” held at Makuhari Messe from October 25th to the 27th. This exhibition provided a valuable opportunity to experience the latest technology and services offered by various companies and organizations in the metaverse business, as well as to engage in business negotiations. Many visitors came to our booth right from the beginning of the first day, and a total of 29,593 people visited the exhibition over the three-day period, making it a great success.

At this year’s booth, which was a consecutive exhibit since the previous 1st Metaverse Expo 2023, visitors had the chance to enjoy “COCO WARP”’ a metaverse museum planned, designed, and produced by GARDE, within the metaverse space of the online game Fortnite.

Visitors also had the opportunity to experience the “AI fitting service,” expected to be utilized in the fashion e-commerce business.

For nearly 40 years, GARDE has worked closely with our clients, cultivating cutting-edge information and achievements in consulting, design, and coordination, which are now being applied in the metaverse space as well.

Please continue to look forward to GARDE’s further evolution in the field of DX in the future.

GARDE plans and produces the “Regional Revitalization Design Award,” a project commemorating the 140th anniversary of Tobishima’s establishment.

GARDE is committed to sharing the client’s vision and providing support in brand building and value enhancement through the three pillars of “consulting,” “design,” and “coordination.”

We are excited to announce the “Regional Revitalization Design Award,” a project planned and produced by GARDE to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Tobishima Corporation’s establishment.

As part of Tobishima’s 140th-anniversary commemorative project, known as the “Project to Energize Local Regions,” we are calling for innovative ideas to promote the transformation of local regions through LX (Local Transformation). Our aim is to turn these regions into stages for new challenges, including local revitalization, problem-solving, efficiency improvement, and convenience enhancement.

■Award Concept Movie

■Award Overview
Title: Regional Revitalization Design Award
– Tobishima’s 140th Anniversary –

Theme: Design for Regional Revitalization
*Any idea that addresses this social issue is welcome, regardless of its form of expression.

Application period: August 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024

Application Method: Please submit your ideas using the entry form at https://tobishima-award.com/

Eligibility: Applicants must be individuals or groups aged 18-35 as of April 1, 2023, and residing in Japan. In the case of a group application, all members must meet the eligibility requirements, and the consent of all members is required.

Number of Entries: Each applicant is allowed to submit one entry as an individual or as part of a group. Individual applicants cannot submit duplicate entries as group members.

Application Requirements: Entrants must agree to and abide by the “Regional Revitalization Design Award Application Guidelines” when applying for the award.

Composition of Awards:
– Grand Prize (1 winner): 3 million yen
– Outstanding Performance (3 winners): 1,000,000 yen each
– Honorable Mention (3 winners): 300,000 yen each
– Encouragement Prize (5 winners): 100,000 yen each
In addition to these prizes, there will be special awards to further recognize outstanding contributions.

For more details, terms, and conditions, please visit the following link: https://tobishima-award.com/

■Press Release
For additional information, please refer to the press release:

The Metaverse Expo Tokyo: Exhibition Reports

The Metaverse Expo Tokyo took place at Tokyo Big Sight from June 28th to 30th, 2023, drawing an impressive crowd of approximately 47,000 visitors throughout the three-day event.

GARDE participated in the expo as “Team Meta 3030,” a dedicated group focused on providing innovative technologies to companies involved in various metaverse-related businesses. Led by a highly skilled architect from GARDE, the team brought the metaverse space to life based on authentic museum design drawings, achieving an unprecedented level of realism using current technology.

With the integration of cutting-edge visual effects technology, voice technology, chat functions, and avatar technology, the team aimed to create a metaverse space that is both captivating and scalable.

During the exhibition, GARDE offered visitors a hands-on experience of “COCO WARP,” a metaverse museum showcasing these advanced technologies. The team also took the opportunity to explain their metaverse business to interested attendees.

Staff members at the GARDE booth engaging with visitors, providing explanations about their services. The back monitor showcasing images of the Metaverse Museum of Art, “COCO WARP,” garnered significant attention from the crowd.

Many visitors immersed themselves in the realistic metaverse space using VR goggles, experiencing the cutting-edge technology firsthand.

The booth featured 3D avatars, skillfully crafted to appear three-dimensional from various angles. The avatars received positive feedback from attendees. Additionally, GARDE is developing a service that enables users to create their own unique avatars.

The exhibition served as a platform for GARDE to showcase their technological advancements in the metaverse, leaving a strong impression on visitors and industry professionals alike.

For inquiries regarding this matter or Metaverse service, please contact us here.

GARDE’s New Business “Metaverse Spatial Design” Exhibits at Metaverse Expo Tokyo 2023.

Under the concept of “infinite creation, one technology, into the unknown,” GARDE launched its new metaverse business in 2023. By utilizing our network from a wide range of business fields and our strength in providing sophisticated designs that we have cultivated over the years; we aim to offer metaverse spaces created by our first-class architects that will stand out among other companies in the same industry.

At the Metaverse Comprehensive Exhibition, visitors can experience COCO WARP, the Metaverse Museum, which is scheduled to pre-open on June 15. The museum is designed and produced by GARDE and operated by Aoyama Design Forum. The metaverse space, constructed from the design drawings in the same way as the actual architectural flow, is a space that feels comfortable compared to the real world. On the day of the exhibition, visitors will be able to experience this world with an even greater sense of realism using VR goggles.
We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.


Introduction video of “COCO WARP” Metaverse Museum of Art

♦Invitation Ticket
(One invitation ticket per person is required to enter the exhibition. Please present it at the reception desk.)

Please apply for the VIP invitations below, eligible for  those who are department managers and above.

Exhibition Outline
Title: 1st Metaverse Expo Tokyo [SUMMER] – meta NEXT –
Date:June 28th (Wed) – 30th (Fri), 2023
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

Exhibit Information
Booth Number: 24-39
Company website:  https://garde-intl.com/?lang=EN

Report on Milan Design Week: ADF×Milan Architects Association×GARDE joint exhibition

On the 8th of June 2022, a reception party was held at GARDE ITALY S.R.L. showroom for the exhibition of the best award-winning works of “ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2022”. The event involved presentations to the Milano Salone jury, national media and other Italian companies. Around 100 people attended in light rain.

The “ADF Milano Salone Design Award” is an international design award for creators and artists from around the world. Organized by NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF), it is regarded as a gateway to success for young creators, attracting many entries every year.

The design theme for this year’s “ADF Milano Salone Design Award 2022” is ‘re_’. The evaluation is based on the quality of the design (beauty of form, choice of materials, ease of use and uniqueness), as well as simplicity, functionality and a timeless sense of presence.

The award-winning work of this year’s competition is “The beauty of wasting” by duo artists Lisa Ogawa and Tomomi Kawashima. (Top Image)

According to the judges, it is “(an) inspiring design for sustainable consumables” and “profound work that is not fudged by superficial impressions or played with by ambiguity and elusiveness, but is thoughtful, clear and solid in its answers (…). Not just content with interesting points of view, great ideas and inspiration, but they are incorporated into a beautiful and refined form that encompasses those ideas well”. Especially, “In a time when solutions to climate change are one of the world’s top priorities, it is important to understand that our way of life must change, starting with the way we consume. At the same time, the project encourages a dialogue about each person’s personal history, (…) It is a very simple, beautiful, conceptually strong and very thoughtful design.”

As in previous years, many design professionals and media representatives gathered for the joint exhibition in 2022, which was graced by the works of the Grand Prize winners, Ogawa and Kawashima. It was a meaningful and valuable event, opening up conversations for promising future possibilities.




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