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Anthony Dickens

Designer in London

It's a Little Bit Weird

PRESENTED ON OCT 28, 2009
IN TOKYO @ VOL 66

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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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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Furniture Design

BY NATHAN DAY
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 09, 2011

A presentation by Nathan Day on furniture design.

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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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Forgotten Furniture

BY MUEBLES FANTASMA
@ VOL 31 ON OCT 01, 2013

Priscilla Tierno and Fabiola Torres show their work with old furniture and their process to turn them into beautiful one of a kind pieces. (in Spanish)

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It's Not Just Christmas Lighting!

BY AVRAHAM MOR
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Why should lights be used only during Christmas to light up houses or public spaces? Why can't they be used all year round? Avraham Mor, a lighting designer, is certainly passionante about using light all year round to celebrate the importance of light in our lives and for the enjoyment of the outdoors. 

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Forever Weird, and Not So Clear

BY ED KEEGAN
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

"Exploring the successful intersection of nature and design is THE challenge of the 21st century. Where does nature end and architecture begin?"

Writer and architect Ed Keegan tells us just why Chicago architecture is so weird. Ed delves into the history behind Chicago’s architectural oddities and ultimately concludes these unique spaces are a good thing. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 17, 2015.

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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. 

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Cour Lighting

BY GORDON DROITCOUR
@ VOL 28 ON MAY 24, 2018

Gordon Droitcour talks about the works of Cour Design and their work with color.

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20 years of product development in 20 slides

BY CATHERINE COX
@ VOL 43 ON SEP 05, 2017

Catherine Cox stumbled in to product development 20 years ago after working on special projects at the Reader and owning a craft store.   She has developed products from dolls to Adirondack chairs ever since.