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Daisuke Kitagawa

Product Designer in Tokyo

Delightfully Minimal

PRESENTED ON JAN 22, 2014
IN TOKYO @ VOL 110

Product designer Daisuke Kitagawa sheds some light on the process by which he goes about designing his simple, minimal, and functional products. His products often have more than one purpose, and can be playful when used in combination with other home appliances.

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Design Against Crime

BY SPIKE SPONDIKE
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 09, 2009

Can the design of shop furniture, products, packaging, retail space large and small, display areas, security procedures, retail management and the myriad of other factors in this environment – even the experience of shopping itself – reduce shoplifting and improve ambiance without turning a small newsagent or a large department store into Alcatraz?

DAC is a socially responsive, practice-led research centre located at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London

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Minimal Umbrella Stand

BY KENJI ITO + TAKAHIRO UMINO : MUTE
@ VOL 79 ON JAN 26, 2011

The duo of Kenji Ito and Takahiro Umino, otherwise known as Mute, share some of their beautiful -- and almost poetic -- product designs, with a focus on their latest project, the Till Umbrella Stand.
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Interior Designing

BY MASAHIDE KANDA
@ VOL 88 ON JAN 25, 2012

Masahide Kanda's presentation shows us how to design interior products.
This presentation is in Japanese.

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Takram Design Engineering

BY KAZ YONEDA
@ VOL 95 ON SEP 26, 2012

Kaz Yoneda (of Takram Design Engineering) talks about a recent project with a Korean company that saw him try and design the "water bottle of the future." Taking the concept far beyond the traditional idea of a water bottle, Kaz shares the final, innovative solution that Takram Design Engineering created in response to the challenge. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 20, 2013. 

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Crossover Innovation

BY STEVE CHRISTOPHER
@ MARCH TABLE TALKS ON MAR 14, 2013

MINIMAL is a Chicago-based studio creating iconic, disruptive, brand-building products and experiences that connect emotionally with users. We are a top collective of multi-disciplinary talent consistently delivering new products and brands that translate into sustainable market successes regardless of category or industry.

From brand-defining icons and game-changing new product ecosystems for companies like Xbox, Microsoft, Google, Dell, Nike, Coalesse and Apple, to exploring uncharted territory on riskier ventures with start-ups and entrepreneurs, our award-winning work spans a diverse range of industries from technology, medical and consumer products to lifestyle, furniture and environments.

This presentation was recorded at March's Table Talks, a "Powered by PechaKucha" event series hosted by Table XI in Chicago. View more Table Talks presentations on the Table XI Channel.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 1, 2013.

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Radio Eva

BY YOSHIO MUTO
@ VOL 109 ON DEC 04, 2013

Yoshio Muto presents products from his company, Radio Eva. These products are all based on a TV show called Evangelion. They have recently started a new line called Evangelion Red in which they selected red things from the show and used them as a theme to design new products.

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Celebrating Local Design

BY UEPPA!! DISEƑO
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 12, 2012

Eva Giraldo and Karolina Tobon are two young designers-turned-entrepreneurs who hold a periodical design fair for local creators to sell their products. (In Spanish)

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Clever Products from Young Minds

BY EUNSOL BYUN
@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

"At ID KAIST we exploring new ways to enhance the user experience of existing products"

Jihoon Suh and Eunsol Byun are students at ID KAIST - Industrial Design Dept. of the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology - and the winners of our first TABLE TALK Competiion at Tokyo Design Week. They give us an impresive overview of the outstanding student work happening at their school.

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Product Design A to Z

BY DANIEL FORTIN
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 25, 2013

"Designing is the art of using forethought. If you make it up on the spot, that's not design, that's Jazz.'"

In Product Design A to Z from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 4, Lead Product Designer at lighting manufacturer, Fluxworks Illumination, Daniel Fortin walks us through the process of taking an idea, LED design in this case, through its myriad stages of development before it hits production and tells us why we need to pay closer attention to the products we surround ourselves. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, May 16th, 2016.