We were thinking about where to have our annual cherry blossom party when we got a call saying, “could you please design some furniture for an outdoor cherry blossom party?”. It was to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the opening of Tokyo Mid-Town, a major mixed-use development in Tokyo. The schedule allowed one month from design to production, and the furniture needed to survive 2 weeks and cope with thousands of visitors. Our initial reaction: not a chance! The client’s retort: we could invite 300 friends for the champagne launch. So… the problem of where to hold our cherry blossom party was solved – and the project a GO!