The BEST PRESENTATION AWARD will be held again in 2023 to recognize the outstanding booths that best express the theme [SHIFT DESIGN].
The competition to select the booths that embody "what design can do for the future of work" will be held again in 2023. Award selection is based on overall concept, design, functionality,
originality, sustainability, and incorporation of the trade fair theme.
Booths that meet all five criteria may be awarded the BEST PRESENTATION AWARD.
The Grand Prize and Runner-up Prizes will be selected by a distinguished selection committee including members such as architect Yuko Nagayama and Astrid Klein.
Don’t miss the innovation taking place at participating booths.
Experience the possibilities of future workstyles and workplaces.

Selection Committee


    Yuko Nagayama

    Architect, Yuko Nagayama Associates

    Born in Tokyo. After graduating from Showa Women's University, she worked at Jun Aoki & Associates before establishing Yuko Nagayama Architects in 2002. Projects in progress include the Tokyu Kabukicho Tower and the Tokyo Station Joban-dai Project.

  • Astrid Klein

    Architect, Klein Dytham architecture

    Born in Italy. She came to Japan in the 1980s to study under Toyo Ito before founding Klein Dytham Architects with Mark Dytham. She has received numerous awards both in Japan and abroad. Founder of "Pecha Kucha," which has spread to 1,300 cities worldwide.

  • Mathias Kuepper

    Managing Director & Vice President APAC, Koelnmesse

    Born in Berlin. He holds a Master's degree in Economic Geography from Leibniz Universität Hannover and was appointed Regional Operations Manager for Koelnmesse APAC in 2002 and APAC Representative for Koelnmesse in 2016.

  • Akihiro Kuroda

    President, Japan Office Furniture Association

    Born in Osaka, Japan. After graduating from Keio University, he joined KOKUYO and became President and Representative Director in 1989, Chairman of the Board in 2015, and Chairman of the Japan Office Furniture Association in 2019.


    Ryuko Kida

    Brand Director, ELLE DÉCOR

    Chair, Selection Committee
    Appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Japanese edition of ELLE DECOR by Hearst Digital Japan in December 2005. She is involved in various projects that shape the global design scene, making use of her international network.