Located in the Nadya Park building in Sakae, the International Design Center showcases modern design from the early 20th century onwards.
Many of the exhibits are housed in revolving "Collection Towers" - press the button to see a variety of industrial and commercial design standards appear - telephones, vacuum cleaners, radios and a number of American Art Deco classics.
There are also a number of interactive computer consoles outlining the history of design and an interesting display of iconic posters.
The museum has explanations in both Japanese and English. There is a small bar and shop selling upmarket design products and wines from around the world.
IdcN Design Museum
Nadya Park Design Center Bldg. 4F
Tel: 052 265 2106
Hours: Open 11am-8pm; closed Tuesdays
Access: A short walk west from Yaba-cho Station on the Meijo Line (Exit 5 or 6) or south from Sakae Station on the Meijo and Higashiyama lines of the Nagoya subway.
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Monday, August 25, 2008