For those who have not read the part one interview with Oliver Murphy, a London based freelance designer, we would recommend reading it first before progressing to read this part two of the interview.
During his stay in Tokyo, he has decided to create an exciting event.
Tell me about the event you have organised and conducted at factoria? What was the purpose and what inspired to do this?
The event was aimed to help Japanese companies share and discuss problems and opportunities
currently faced by export. Most Japanese retail companies have identified opportunities overseas, whether it be fashion, craft, retail, food etc - but seem to struggle when interpreting and branding Japanese culture for a western audience.
Together we hosted an evening of open conversations to discuss how design can help overcome these issues.
How did the event go?
It felt like it was a success judging from the reaction from people after the event.
We had some really interesting people turn up from all sorts of backgrounds and everyone got
involved and asked some really interesting questions.
The panel was from various industries (design, digital, fashion and marketing) and that helped the discussion take different courses that I wasn't expecting. I will definitely look to expand the event next year and bring in new connections to keep the conversation evolving year on year. My aim would be to have someone from Good Design Award or the ministry or trade turn up next year.