Sumida Contemporary

Sumida Contemporary is a collaborative platform and a curated label for contemporary craft products that launched in 2018. Sumida city is one of the 23 wards of Tokyo and is located east of the Sumida river. For the past 300 years Sumida has been a manufacturing city with a high density of factories and craft businesses in the midst of the metropolis.  Sumida produces a breadth of products from soap to lacquerware, glass, leather goods, watering cans, brushes, and everything in between. With the aim to support and promote Sumida and its historic industry, the Sumida city administration invited David Glaettli/ GDD to develop a design project. This invitation led to the creation of Sumida ...