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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
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Frankfurt @ The Design Annual Frankfurt Fair
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Paris @ Cité des sciences et de l'industrie
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Concepción @ Universidad Santo Tomas
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Catania @ Zo centro culture contemporanee
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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
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Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
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Vienna @ Garage X
Oct 03, 2013

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Salt Lake City @ The Fallout

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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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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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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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Editora de Productos

BY YNNOVABLE DESIGN
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 15, 2014

Yerena (economista) y Álvaro (diseñador), españoles viviendo en Chile, que nos presentan una plataforma curatorial y de difusión de diseño, además de sus productos.

El objetivo de una editora de producto es canalizar y materializar el talento y los proyectos que recibe o localiza para ser estudiadas, valoradas, publicadas y promocionadas en la plataforma y que diseñadores emergentes y con ideas innovadoras puedan entrar en el mercado. 

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Free FuTool

BY JACOPO STERLOCCHI
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 21, 2013

Jacopo Sterlocchi presenta Free Futool:

FreeFuTool nasce dall’idea di 4 studenti e da un gioco: “Una start-up al giorno”. Ogni giorno, per l’appunto, bisogna proporre al gruppo un'idea imprenditoriale.

Qualcuna magari funziona, qualche altra no. Finché un giorno arriva Free Futool: il primo quaderno per appunti distribuito gratuitamente agli student universitari. 

Il quaderno è un prodotto di alta qualità tipografica, composto da 80 pagine formato A4, carta uso mano riciclata a quadretti in cui gli studenti troveranno spazi per scrivere, prendere appunti, allenare la mente, riflettere e godere di promozioni pensate ad hoc.

Dopo un'anno dal lancio del primo numero, avvenuto ad ottobre 2012, ed i successivi due numeri di dicembre ed aprile, Free FuTool è sbarcato a Roma, raggiungendo il numero di 340.000 quaderni distribuiti ed arrivando così a presidiare ben 6 città oltre la capitale: Milano, Genova, Torino, Firenze, Padova ed anche Venezia.

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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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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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Only a Line

In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from the special PechaKucha x Design Ah! exhibition) Makoto Orisaki emphasizes the importance of the line. He makes a point to demonstrate how even the simplest, smallest adjustments in a design can fundamentally change the way a product is used or interacted with. 

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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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The Charm of Simple Design

In this case, simple design is cool, refreshing, and goes down smooth. In today's Presentation of the Day, "The Charm of Simple Design" from a special Tokyo Designers Week 2013 edition of PKN Tokyo Vol. 107, product designer Keita Suzuki shows off some of his stunning and clean product designs. Among his works are a glass that looks like Mt. Fuji when filled with beer, a soap dish that doubles as a bubble maker, and a wind chime that looks like a bubble floating in mid-air. He's also been working with the Kingdom of Bhutan to develop culturally influenced products that could be used in the citizens' everyday lives.

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Twenty Works of Design and Art from the 20th Century

Check out this veritable who's who of design from the previous century: Andy Nicholls runs a furniture and art shop in Bedford called Design Twenty, and here he speaks on 20 of the most iconic works of design and art hailing from the 20th century. In "Twenty Works of Design and Art from the 20th Century" from PKN Bedford Vol. 1, we see pieces by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Fin Juhl, Gunnel Nyman, Peter Saville, Poul Henningsen, Charles and Ray Eames, Tapio Wirkkala, and Mattew Hilton featured and discussed at length. 

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TAKT

At next week's Vol. 116 (on Wednesday, July 30) we are very happy to welcome designer Satoshi Yoshiizumi of TAKT PROJECT, who will fill us in on all of the amazing work done by the studio. 来週のペチャクチャナイトVol.116(7/30 (水))にTAKT PROJECTのデザイナーSatoshi Yoshiizumiを迎えます。スタジオのためにしてくれた素晴らしいワークについて語ります。