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Svensk Form Channel

Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) is a not-for-profit membership association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design at home and abroad.

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ArchiAid Channel

ArchiAid was formed soon after the devastating events of 3/11 in Japan. Many of Japan's leading architects joined forces with students of architecture to help design and rebuild some of the hardest hit coastal areas.

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Tokyo Designers Week Channel

PechaKucha Nights at Tokyo Designers Week are where audiences can catch presentations by some of the brightest and most interesting design talent in Japan (with a few welcomed guests from abroad). Each year's event fills up the TDW Dome venue where it is held.

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Exhibition "Design Ah!" Channel

PechaKucha teamed up with 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT as part of the "Design Ah!" exhibition to produce two special events on March 23rd. One for kids, where they made and presented their 20x20s in an open workshop. The other for 'grown-ups' was part of Roppongi Art Night, and featured an inspiring lineup of design talent.

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Frankfurt @ The Design Annual Frankfurt Fair
Jun 14, 2007

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Frankfurt @ The Design Annual Frankfurt Fair
Jul 05, 2008

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Paris @ Cité des sciences et de l'industrie
Oct 22, 2009

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Concepción @ Universidad Santo Tomas
Jul 15, 2010

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Catania @ Zo centro culture contemporanee
Dec 20, 2011

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Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
Feb 26, 2013

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Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
Mar 02, 2013

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Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
Mar 03, 2013

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Vienna @ Garage X
Oct 03, 2013

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It's a Little Bit Weird

BY ANTHONY DICKENS
@ VOL 66 ON OCT 28, 2009

British designer Anthony Dickens gives us an insight into the weird things that inspire him.

In 1998 Anthony Dickens founded his London product and furniture design studio to design better relationships between people and objects, blending utility with simple narratives and re-imagining the everyday things that surround us. Initially designing and manufacturing his own range of lighting, Anthony’s work is diverse, often bridging the gap between product design and communications. Anthony has worked for Audi, Veuve Clicquot and Red Bull bringing the essence of brands to life. 

In 2006 he achieved notable success with the launch of the Origami Table, a range of dining, side and coffee tables. It won the Elle Decoration Best Table Award 2007 and is now produced by Innermost. The Anglepoise® Fifty, a light that encapsulated the Anglepoise® brand and story, was shortlisted for the Designs of the Year 2007 and is now part of the London Design Museum collection.

Other notable products include Tekiō, currently nominated for Designs of the Year 2013, the Around Clock and Kitchen Timer for Lexon and the Scoot pizza cutter for Joseph Joseph.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 19, 2013.

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No Picnic

BY JONAS BERGFELDT & DAN MCCORMICK
@ VOL 66 ON OCT 28, 2009

Swedish Style x PechaKuchaNight 04 Sweden LOVES Japan: A special Tokyo Design Week PechaKucha to celebrate 10 years of Swedish Style in Japan. www.nopicnic.com No Picnic is a successful industrial design company that has grown from 2 to 50 since the start in 1993. Their latest product "Pacemaker" is revolutionizing the world of DJ-ing.

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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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Books in the Age of the iPad

BY CRAIG MOD
@ VOL 68 ON JAN 27, 2010

Print is dying. Digital is surging. Everyone is confused. GOOD RIDDANCE. As the publishing industry wobbles and Kindle sales jump, book romanticists cry themselves to sleep. But really, what are we shedding tears over? This presentation is in JAPANESE, but head over here to read Craig Mod's amazing blog post about it.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 7, 2013.

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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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Stool 60's 80th Anniversary

BY ANNA VARTIAINEN
@ PECHAKUCHA X ARTEK ON OCT 31, 2013

Anna Vartiainen speaks on Artek's stools and collaborations with contemporary artists. The day this presentation was made was Artek Stool 60's 80th anniversary. These stools are some of the most photographed design objects in the world.

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Evolution of Process and Design

BY RON SEMEL
@ ARCHEX PECHAKUCHA SESSION ON NOV 07, 2013

Ron Semel has a simple rationale for integrating process and design: if it doesn't break, you don't know what to fix. He starts off with the evolution of motocross, wanders through architectural design, and ends up at robotics. Even the design of his presentation seems to have a process to it!

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From Lady Dior to the Voyage à Nantes

BY GLASS FABRIK
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 17, 2013

Glass-Fabrik is a craft studio of experiment and production of works and glass objects in the service of the creators. According to the formal, functional and economic , Glass-fabrik proposes an approach by the resear  and the techniques adapted among the extent of the possibilities of shaping of the glass. A network of professional partners in the craft environment allows Glass-fabrik to follow the project in her entire production and to favor the meeting between the persons receiving benefits (providers) in the service of the work. (in French)

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Design by Six

BY B6 STUDIO
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

B6 Studio member Takahiro Kuramoto speaks on the varied product designs his six-person team have worked on, from gift-ribbon rubber bands, to minimalist coffee cups, to invisible-winter-tree snowdomes. 

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PKN at Design Indaba Expo

For this year's edition of Design Indaba Expo -- taking place this weekend in Cape Town -- two nights of PechaKucha Night events have been added to the schedule. You can find out the lineups for each session (February 27 and 28, both from 17:00) here.

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Design Authenticity in Miami

PechaKucha Night in Miami is readying for a special edition event, in collaboration with the Hospitality Design Boutique Exposition & Conference. You should always be yourself and that same authenticity goes for the spaces we live in. Does your bedroom look like a confessional? Is your white loft space ready for a gastric bypass surgery? It’s time to explore this idea of Design Authenticity… Pecha Kucha Miami continues to weave itself into the international creative and cultural fabric with its latest Hospitality Design Boutique Exposition & Conference collaboration. Pecha Kucha: Design Authenticity will feature eights presenters sharing their perspectives from international research, cutting edge technology, the humanities, social responsibility, and ecology. The event takes place September 15 (13:00-14:00) at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

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360 Global Design

One of the presenters at last week's PechaKucha Night in Marseille Vol. 8 -- see our event report here -- was designer Patrick Jouffret, of Paris and Toulon-based studio 360 Global Design. His presentation covered a few projects, including the cycling work we highlight in this post.

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Tenerife Design Festival

httpvhd://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyVjJvl5V2U Last October's PechaKucha in Tenerife Vol. 2 was held in conjunction with the Tenerife Design Festival, and organizer Yapci Ramos has just sent us a link to this video that covers the festival and the PKN event.

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Untitled Design

Today's presentation -- it was part of November's "Tokyo Design Week" edition of PechaKucha Night Vol. 77 -- sees Tokyo-based Marcus Bird cover design origins, and ideas about inspiration and creation based on his travels, personal design style, and his background as a Jamaican creative.

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Heineken Open Design Explorations - The Designers

As we covered in recent months, the Heineken Open Design Explorations competition was held in four cities (Tokyo, New York, Milan, and Sao Paulo) to chose a team of designers through PechaKucha events, with the goal of producing a temporary club space at next year's Milano Salone. You'll find more details in this press release, but here are all of the designers who were chosen to participate. Congratulations to everyone, and here's looking forward to the resulting project! New York CityPhilip Sierzega (Motion design)Lee Gibson (Interior design)Michelle Wu (Fashion design)Sandra Garcia Pagola (Graphic design)Kirkland Summers (Graphic design)Adam Aleksander (Product design)TokyoAlistair Townsend (Interior design)Yukihiro Shoda (Motion design)Kazuhiko Hayakawa (Product design)Miku Sega (Interior design)MilanEmanuele Magini (Product design)Giuseppe Conca (Product design)Vicenzo Amendolagine (Interior design)Gianluca Macaluso (Motion design)Sao PauloFabricio Lima (Motion design)Daniela Colnaghi (Interior design)Patrick Kampff (Fashion design)André Coelho (Graphic design)Brunno Jahara (Product design)

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Computer Graphic Character Design

In "Computer Graphic Character Design," a group of students (Reibe Studios) from computer science and fine arts departments share with us the methodologies they apply to the creation of characters in computer graphic design, and how they produced two short films. The presentation was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Catania Vol. 11, and is in Italian.

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Keiji Ashizawa

Presenting at next week's PechaKucha Night Vol. 106 on Friday, September 20 -- our PechaKucha Global Night edition, with the theme of "hidden heroes" -- is our good friend designer/architect Keiji Ashizawa, who returns to the PK stage to highlight the amazing artisans who help him produce the products he designs. 「隠れたヒーロー」をテーマに行うPechaKucha Night 東京106にデザイナーのアシザワケイジさんが登場されます。アシザワさんがデザインされた商品を形にする職人さんたちについてプレゼンテーションをしてくださいます。

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Fumie Shibata

As promised, this week we start highlighting the presenters who are taking part in our special Tokyo Designers Week edition PechaKucha Night (Vol. 107) on Wednesday, October 30.First up, we are very proud to welcome award-winning designer Fumie Shibata. She has designed countless iconic products over the years, and she will talk about that work on the PK stage.インダストリアルデザイナーの柴田文江さんが10月30日の東京デザイナーズウィークにてのPechaKucha Night 東京に登場されます。

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Your Untitled Design

Still trying to figure out who you are and what you want from your life? In today's Presentation of the Day, "Your Untitled Design" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 77, designer Marcus Bird compares the not-yet-wholly defined self to a design not yet possessing a name. He discusses origins, sources of ingenuity, and the creations he's developed based on his travels, style, and Jamaican background.