On January 7th 2020 in Amsterdam, MONO JAPAN organized a gathering for the participants of MJ AIR. The intention was to examine the prototypes made by the three Dutch designers who participated in the MJ AIR project last year. Inviting two professional Dutch designers, Samira Boon and Matthijs van Cruijsen from INAMATT, who also contributed as the juries for selected the participating designers of the program, the AIR designers received advice regarding their prototypes which would help them further develop their products to become commercially successful. Samira offered her studio as the location of the gathering. Five members of the MONO JAPAN team participated in the gathering as well.
Maryam Kordbacheh collaborated with Yoshida Shingi Shozoku in Kyoto for her residency. She had not yet received her prototypes from Japan so instead, she presented photographs and a video of her prototypes while explaining the concepts behind her products as well as her experiences during her residency. She developed a variety of fashion items, all very unique and beautiful. Matthijs thought that the pictures and video had a strong impact as well, and advised that Maryam should consider including them in the presentation of her brand.