Past Tokyo Event: DESIGNART 2017 OPENING EVENT PechaKucha Night Tokyo SPECIAL! October 16 (Monday) at Omotesando Hills!

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DESIGNART 2017 OPENING EVENT PechaKucha Night Tokyo SPECIAL! October 16 (Monday) at Omotesando Hills!

October 16, 2017
Join us for a very special October volume of PechaKucha Night on Monday 16th October - for the opening of DESIGNART 2017, a new design and art festival for Tokyo, co-founded by Mark & Astrid. It will take place in Omotesando Hills and we expect a big crowd of over 500 people. We have an amazing set of presenters including Lady Gaga’s shoe designer - Noritaka Tatehana, digital designer for U2, Jamiroquai, OKGO - Moritz Waldemeyer and Swedish design and architecture superstars Claesson Koivisto Rune. It's going to be quite an evening, albeit with an early start, so get your 'leaving work early' memo in now!

Date: Monday 16th - Doors open at 16:30 (4:30pm); opening ceremony from 17:00 (5:00pm) to 17:20 (5:20pm); presentations begin 17:30 sharp (5:30pm)! Entrance fee is free, Drink & Food ticket sets are ¥1000 (¥500 x 2) - no need to register - just come down on the night! A great after-party with DJ Quietstorm is planned, so come and join an amazing PechaKucha Night and celebrate the start of DESIGNART - Tokyo’s new design event happening in over 70 locations around Tokyo from October 16th - 22nd!

The lineup of presenters will be updated over the coming weeks, and make sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, or our Tokyo blog for all the news, and more info on the presenters.

プレゼンターの顔ぶれはイベント約10日前から発表します。Facebookページツイッター東京ブログをチェックすることもお忘れなく。

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Sensibility of the Grid

BY CLAESSON KOIVISTO RUNE
@ DESIGNART 2017 OPENING EVENT PECHAKUCHA NIGHT TOKYO SPECIAL! OCTOBER 16 (MONDAY) AT OMOTESANDO HILLS! ON OCT 16, 2017

The internationally acclaimed Swedish architectural partnership, Claesson Koivisto Rune bring their multi-disciplinary approach to Japan, this time to DESIGNART, debuting a new series of printed works that delve into the repetition, proportion, and artistic sensibility of the grid. Derived from the artists’ passion, discussions, research and experience of architecture after close to a quarter of a century in the profession, these works embody their synthesis of design and art, abstracting from skyscraper façades something other than architecture ...other than art ...in a search for the essence of the grid.

国際的に高い評価を得ているスウェーデンの建築家集団クラーソン・コイヴィスト・ルーネは、DESIGNARTでは多分野からアプローチを行い、グリッドの反復性、比例性、芸術的感性を掘り下げた新シリーズのプリントワークを発表します。 建築家の情熱や討論、研究そして経験から生まれたこの作品は、建築以外の超高層ファサードから抽出し抽象化したものを素材にしてデザインと芸術の統合を体現しています グリッドの本質を追求しています!

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Signature Aesthetic

BY MORITZ WALDEMEYER
@ DESIGNART 2017 OPENING EVENT PECHAKUCHA NIGHT TOKYO SPECIAL! OCTOBER 16 (MONDAY) AT OMOTESANDO HILLS! ON OCT 16, 2017

Internationally-renowned, London-based designer and engineer Moritz Waldemeyer continues to occupy a diverse range of creative spaces, from art and product design to fashion and entertainment. From his debut into the design world with an interactive chandelier for Swarovski and Ron Arad to collaboration with the likes of Hussein Chalayan and Zaha Hadid, Moritz has established himself on the vanguard of design. Presenting at Designart, he'll be talking about his work for Jamiroquai, Bono, OKGO as well as sharing an entirely new category of lighting products, merging the raw emotion of a flame with the highest grade of technology and traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design.

ロンドンを拠点とする国際的に著名なデザイナーでエンジニアのモーリッツ・ワルドメイヤーは、アートやプロダクトデザインからファッションやエンターテイメントまで、さまざまな創造的な空間を生み出し人々を魅了してきました。 デビュー作品であるスワロフスキーとロン・アラッドのインタラクティブ・シャンデリアからフセイン・チャラヤンとザハ・ハディドのコラボレーションに至るまで多くの作品を通じて、モリッツはデザインの先駆者としての地位を確立しました。ジャミロクワイやボノ、OKGOとの協働や、最高級の技術で現代的なデザインを表現する伝統的な職人技で生の感情を融合させる、まったく新しいカテゴリーの照明製品についてのプレゼンテーションを予定しています!

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Design Approach by FUTONSTAR

BY KAZUHIRO AIHARA
@ DESIGNART 2017 OPENING EVENT PECHAKUCHA NIGHT TOKYO SPECIAL! OCTOBER 16 (MONDAY) AT OMOTESANDO HILLS! ON OCT 16, 2017

Kazuhiro Aihara presents "FUTONSTAR", a new bedding brand established by six futon manufacturers in Japan. The concept of FUTONSTAR is to make the futon a “rock star”, to create a scene where the futon plays a leading role in our lives. FUTONSTAR will announce its first collection during DESIGNART 2017, proposing the next generation futon by refining materials and unleashing the potential of design. Witness the new start of Japanese bedding full of experimental perspectives and possibilities!

国内老舗布団6メーカー×クリエイターによる寝具ブランド【FUTONSTAR】。私たちの生活に欠かせない布団について、ロックなクリエイションを試みました。FUTONSTARのブランディング+デザインを、アーティスティックディレクターの相原一博さんが弾けてプレゼンテーションしてくださいます!

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Make the Way of Making

BY SATOSHI YOSHIIZUMI
@ DESIGNART 2017 OPENING EVENT PECHAKUCHA NIGHT TOKYO SPECIAL! OCTOBER 16 (MONDAY) AT OMOTESANDO HILLS! ON OCT 16, 2017

Designer and artist Satoshi Yoshiizumi takes a deeper look than most into the purity of common objects, this time focusing his unique perspective on the electrical appliance. He treats the electronic components of appliances themselves as his works' materials, imaginatively combining and reconfiguring them in resin without loss of conductivity, retaining their ability to operate as appliances. A purity and beauty seems to rise up out of this seeming distillation of objects and materials, begging the question: at what point do materials stop being materials and start becoming products?

TAKT PROJECTの吉泉聡さんは、ものづくりに対して信念を持って取り組まれています。つくり方とは、たった一つの作品ではなく、新しい価値観と視点を提案・展開させる事が出来る手法だと。既存の枠組みを問い直し、つくり方からつくるデザインについてプレゼンテーションしてくださいます。ミラノサローネなど、国際的なクリエイティブ市場でも注目を集めたTAKT PROJECTの世界について語ります!

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Rule and Creation

BY KOSUKE TSUMURA
@ DESIGNART 2017 OPENING EVENT PECHAKUCHA NIGHT TOKYO SPECIAL! OCTOBER 16 (MONDAY) AT OMOTESANDO HILLS! ON OCT 16, 2017

Fashion designer Kosuke Tsumura established the urban survival fashion brand “Final Home” which embodies the ideal that “the ultimate home is clothes”. Serving also as professor in the Department of Scenography, Display, and Fashion Design at Musashino Art University, his scholarly understanding of design, art and architecture sets him apart from most. We expect he'll be puzzling us with some of his most imaginative works, while inspiring us at the same time.

ファッションデザイナーとして斬新な世界を提案し続け、最近では大学教授としてもご活躍されている津村耕佑さんが登壇されます!
第52回装苑賞受賞後の1983年からは三宅デザイン事務所に所属し、主にパリコレクションに関わられました。1994年、常時はもとより非常時にも対応するウエアーFINAL HOMEを開発、最近では生命細胞から着想を得てデザインしたPUZZLE WAREというユニットを使ったワークショップや作品を展開発表されています!

 

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Save the Energy

BY HIRONORI TATEISHI
@ DESIGNART 2017 OPENING EVENT PECHAKUCHA NIGHT TOKYO SPECIAL! OCTOBER 16 (MONDAY) AT OMOTESANDO HILLS! ON OCT 16, 2017

ファッション業界で省エネ活動を推進する「SAVE THE ENERGY PROJECT」。経済産業省 資源エネルギー庁 立石裕則さんが、プロジェクトの概要とファッション業界の今そして未来を語ります。

 

Satoshi Yoshiizumi
Designer and Representative of TAKT PROJECT, TAKT PROJECT in Tokyo
Kosuke Tsumura
Fashion Designer and University Professor in Tokyo
Hironori Tateishi
経済産業省 資源エネルギー庁 in Tokyo
Kazuhiro Aihara
Graphic Designer & Art Director, SHUNTO-SHA in Tokyo
Yoshikazu Yamagata
CEO and Designer of writtenafterwards / Founder of coconogacco in Tokyo
Noritaka Tatehana
Artist in Tokyo