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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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Global Cities Week Channel

Our 2012 global event had the goal of celebrating every PechaKucha Night city, worldwide. It was a weeklong celebration (February 20-26) that brought all PechaKucha organizers, presenters, and attendees together, with a focus on highlighting all of the amazing cities that make up the global PechaKucha community.

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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.

Boris Design Studio
Product Design Studio in Hong Kong
Design Tempo
Architects / Developers in San Diego
SO+BA Design
Art Directors, SO+BA in Tokyo
NUEVE Design Studio
Diseño in Santiago
Ynnovable Design
Editora de Diseño in Valparaiso

PAST VOL 86

Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
Oct 28, 2011

PAST VOL 87

Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
Nov 30, 2011

PAST VOL 96

Tokyo @ Meiji-Jingu Gaien (Tokyo Designers Week)
Nov 01, 2012

PAST VOL 15

Dayton @ The Collaboratory
May 16, 2013

PAST VOL 20

Paris @ Docks en Seine (Cité de la mode et du Design)
Sep 12, 2013

PAST VOL 10

Salt Lake City @ The State Room
Oct 14, 2013

PAST VOL 27

Vienna @ Garage X
Oct 03, 2013

PAST VOL 1

Seinäjoki @ Amfora
Oct 04, 2013

PAST VOL 44

Stockholm @ Berns - Stora Salongen
Feb 04, 2014

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Tokyo Wired

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 89 ON FEB 23, 2012

PechaKucha co-founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham give us a tour of the "wired" landscape that any Tokyo resident will be familiar with. Part of the Global Cities Week. This presentation is in English.

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Opportunity Squared

BY VAN DER ARCHITECTS
@ VOL 89 ON FEB 23, 2012

A presentation by van der Architects about a car parking tower project in Tokyo. Part of the Global Cities Week. This presentation is in English.
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Tokyo Photo Walk

BY LEE CHAPMAN
@ VOL 89 ON FEB 23, 2012

Lee Chapman walks around Tokyo with a camera, and this is what he sees. Part of the Global Cities Week. This presentation is in English.
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Remix Our Future

BY MARK VAN ITERSON
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

Heineken's design director Mark van Iterson shares his vision for design, and invites everyone to help shape the future of Heineken's bottle design, as part of the company's 2012 "Remix Our Future" competition.

This presentation was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome.

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Design Museum Japan

BY TAKU SATOH
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

Known for his award-winning art direction and branding projects, Taku Satoh is the founder of Taku Satoh Design Office, and has been wowing design lovers with his innovative and often mesmerizing visual sense. Here, he also talks about the new "Design Museum Japan" initiative. This presentation was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. (in Japanese)

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The Story of the Delorean DMC-12

BY EERO KOIVISTO
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

Architect and designer Eero Koivisto is co-founder of Claesson Koivisto Rune in Stockholm, a studio that started in architecture, but quickly made its mark as a multi-disciplinary company. Here, he talks about a passion of his: the Delorean. This presentation was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 12, 2013.

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What's Wrong with Japanese Big Corporation's Product Design?

BY BOB SLIWA
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

As the title declares, this presentation by the Yo!jimbob duo is a call to arms for what they find lacking in that particular field. This presentation was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. (in Japanese/English)

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Kyouei Design

BY KOUICHI OKAMOTO
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

Kouichi Okamoto (Kyouei Design) has been surprising us consistently with his innovative -- and oftentimes whimsical -- products and installations, which he shares in this presentation. It was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on June 26, 2013

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Gundam Jewelry

BY MIKIKO MINEWAKI
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

Jewelry designer Mikiko Minewaki shares her unique accessories, often built using pieces from plastic Gundam models. This presentation was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on June 12, 2013.

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Food Creation

BY AYAKO SUWA
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

Ayako Suwa (food creation) brings her delicious food-induced designs to the PKN stage. This presentation was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. (in Japanese)

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PKN Joins Budapest Design Week

Budapest is readying up for its PechaKucha Night Vol. 15, set to take place next week (October 8) as part of the Budapest Design Week.

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PKN Washington DC Meets National Design Week

National Design Week in the US kicks off on Monday, and although there's plenty happening in New York, Washington DC is also joining in with Design Week DC (October 19-24). There will be special events held each night, including a special edition PechaKucha Night -- which doubles as PKN Washington DC Vol. 10 -- on Thursday (October 22). To attend, please RSVP by October 19.

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Stockholm Design Lab

We kick off this week's look at online presentations with a candid look at some of the iconic work of Stockholm Design Lab, as told by the studio's Björn Kusoffsky and Thomas Eriksson. The presentation is originally from last month's Tokyo Design Week edition of PechaKucha Night in Tokyo, with a bit of Swedish Style love thrown in for good measure.

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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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Kyouei Design

Kouichi Okamoto surprises us with his innovative -- and oftentimes whimsical -- lights, furniture, and installations. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Kyouei Design", (from a special Tokyo Design Week edition of PKN Tokyo Vol. 96) Kouichi discusses how he molds various metallic materials to throw light and sound about his spaces in very unconventional ways. 

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Fun by Design

Design can be beautiful, simple, and stark -- so why not add fun to that list? In today's Presentation of the Day, "Fun by Design" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 77, Koichi Suzuno (of Torafu Architects) shows off three design projects he has worked on in his spare time. From kitchen tools in the shape of children's building blocks to a small wooden table that can be hung over the railing of your balcony, his small projects all incorporate -- to a certain degree -- an element of fun. 

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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.

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PechaKucha During Design Week

Design week is just around the corner, and PechaKucha is going to have an even bigger presence this year. First, there's our BIG PechaKucha Night happening next Wednesday, October 30 at Tokyo Designers Week. We've been highlighting presenters over the past few days, and we'll continue to do so over the coming days.Then, on the following night (Thursday, October 31), we have a special "PechaKucha x Artek" mini event happening at Dover Street Market Ginza, with 5 presenters. Visit our official event page for more details:10月30日に東京デザイナーズウィークにて開催されるPechaKucha Night東京にぜひお越し下さい。10月31日(木)は、フィンランドのインテリア会社アルテックとタイアップしたPechaKucha Nightイベントをドーバー ストリート マーケット ギンザ7Fにあるローズベーカリーにて行います。

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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.