doradora longlisted for Dezeen Awards 2019 by Mark Dytham

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We are delighted that our 'doradora' modular seating design for Karimoku has been long-listed in The Dezeen Awards "Best Seating Design" category. You can help the judging process by pinning doradora on your Pinterest board, just click the link below and pin it by September 1st :-))

カリモクのためにデザインした自由に組み合わせて使えるソファシリーズ「doradora」が今年のDezeen Awardsの一次審査を通過しました!二次審査に向けてピンタレスト投票があるので、みなさんの力を貸してください。9月1日まで投票できるのでぜひ下のURLからピンを保存してください!お願いします!

CLICK HERE TO PIN DORADORA

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Doradora is a fun, colourful and flexible seating system for almost any space, whether home, office or a coffee shop. It was designed to make you feel instantly 'at home’, somewhere you can simply hang your jacket, sit down and kick back or catch up on emails. Doradora can be placed independently in any space and can be sat on from both sides, making it relaxed and approachable.

Doradora can be customized to suit the mood and atmosphere of any space with its simple proportions, flexible arrangement possibilities, colourful fabric choices and range of accessories to clip on.

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In today's shared economy and shared spaces, current seating design has become rigid and formal. We wanted to bring comfort and the informality of a home into public spaces and offices where most of people today spend the majority of their time.

Doradora's charm is in its simplicity, flexibility, warmth of wood, playfulness of bright fabric colours and refined copper plug and play details.

Doradora looks best when placed as a feature in the centre of a space, rather than along the wall. Depending on the space - and even on the occasion - it can be a long continuous meandering sofa. Or it can be combined into a big welcoming circle. Its modules can also be used as single seaters to compliment any layout.

Watch doradora video directed by picnique and performed by Strange Kinoko Dance Company

With its detachable accessories (coat hanger, plant stand, table, backrest, lamp, champagne bucket…) doradora can fit any occasion whether you need just a side table, sofa, day bed, informal meeting place or somewhere to have a chilled glass of champagne to celebrate the signing of a contract.

All accessories including backrests, can be placed on either side and break the rules of conventional seating which has a strict front and back. Rather than standing by the wall, doradora flows freely throughout the room.

It was important that the accessories plugged into the furniture legs in a simple, elegant and non technical way to keep doradora charming, while giving it the maximum flexibility of uses. The accessories include wooden tables with UV printed patterns and graphic lampshades.

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Doradora comes in series of playful coloured fabrics which we have curated with Kvadrat, but can be also produced in custom fabrics and leathers. 

Doradora is a collaboration between Karimoku, one of Japan’s largest wooden furniture manufacturers and our office. Available now at https://www.karimoku.co.jp/designer/#doradora

…and don't forget to pin that Pinterest pin here :-)))

PechaKucha Night Tokyo! New Location - The CORE! Tuesday, March 26th! by Mark Dytham

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Welcome to the next edition of PechaKucha Night Tokyo, Vol. 163 at The Core Kitchen/Space on Shintora Street, a beautiful open, street-level space. We're honored to be hosted by The Core and have curated a very special lineup of presenters to mark the occasion! Come help us spotlight our creative community, make some friends, enjoy some delicious fare, and spark your creativity at PechaKucha Night Tokyo! See you TUESDAY, March 26th at the CORE!  

PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 163にようこそ!次回のPechaKucha Night Tokyoは、東京の新たなシンボルストリート、新虎通りに位置するTHE CORE KITCHEN / SPACEで行います。THE COREで初めてイベントを開催する、この特別な回にふさわしいスペシャルなプレゼンターの方々をお呼びしたので、ぜひ遊びにきてください!たくさんのクリエイティブなコミュニティにふれて、繋がりを増やしていただければ嬉しいです。美味しい料理とクリエイティブをおつまみに、PechaKucha Night Tokyoを存分に楽しんでください!それでは、3月26日火曜日にTHE COREでお会いしましょう!


Here's a Sneak Peek at Our Presenters!

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Tomoko Nakagawa
Innovation of Shintora-Street
 

Tomoko Nakagawa, Community manager of THE CORE KITCHEN / SPACE, located on Shintora Dori, a new iconic street in Tokyo, will give a presentation on the future vision of the Shintora area, which is changing day by day.

東京の新たなシンボルストリートの新虎通りに位置するTHE CORE KITCHEN/SPACEのコミュニティーマネージャーの中川知子は、日々変化を続ける新虎エリアの今後のビジョンについて、プレゼンテーションを行います。

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Saša Aleksandar
Mask to Unmask

Saša Aleksandar is not a designer, nor a cook, yet he loves to design and eat. He works across multiple disciplines including textile design, illustration and graphic design. He established Saša Design in Tokyo where he lived from 2004 to 2010 and this is where he started creating his wondrous paper masks due to studio space constraints. 

Saša Aleksandarはデザイナーでも、料理人でもありませんが、デザインと食をこよなく愛しています。テキスタイルデザイン、イラスト、グラフィックデザインなどの多岐に渡る分野に関わる中で、Saša Designを東京に設立。2004〜2010年の間東京に住んでおり、独創的な紙のお面の制作を始めました。

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Kenji Abe
Designing Products, Designing Actions

Tokyo-based product designer, Kenji Abe, will present on some of the beautiful designs coming out of his studio including Socket Tools: 3d printed tools for electrical wall sockets; ARMADILLO: a beautifully designed dumbbell that harmonizes with interiors when not in use; and CY-BO: Cytological packing material that re-imagines boundaries.

プロダクトデザイナーの阿部 憲嗣は人々が生活で使う道具をデザインします。ダンベル、梱包材、箸置き、ソケットのアクセサリー、家具などを新しいアイディアでデザインしたことについて話します。

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Katy Cole
Journey of Joy

Katy Cole explains her Journey from California to Japan, opening a restaurant with a focus around small Japanese producers, and the community that’s been created within that space.

Katy Coleは、カリフォルニアから、小さな農園やそのコミュニティーにフォーカスしたレストランを日本でオープンするまでの彼女の歩みを紹介します。


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Atsuko Niitsu
The Power of Community Mural Arts in East Los Angeles

Researcher Atsuko Niitsu will share a presentation on the power of community mural artworks, spotlighting her findings through photos of Chicano murals which play site-specific historical roles in East Los Angeles.

研究者の新津厚子はコミュニティ壁画の可能性についてプレゼンテーションを行います。今回は、彼女のフィールドであるイーストロサンゼルスにおいて独自の歴史的な役割を果たしているチカーノ壁画の写真をいくつか紹介します。

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RJ Mundt 
Furnishing Creativity

Designer RJ Mundt explains how a childhood filled with DIY and building, and a career in graphic design would ignite a passion for furniture building. RJ explains his design process, inspiration and the experimentation that go into his work.

デザイナーのRJ MundtがDIYに満ちた子供時代がどのように家具づくりの愛情へと成長したかについて語ります。

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Mariko Sakamoto
Voice of the Stone

MATHRAX is an art unit consisting of artists, Shozo Kuze and Mariko Sakamoto who create artwork using electricity, light, sound and natural objects such as wood and stone to find a new relationships between people and the world. They’ll be sharing their method for hearing the inner voice of stone.

MATHRAX(マスラックス)は、久世祥三坂本茉里子の二人からなるアートユニットです。電気、光、音、そして木や石などの自然物を用いて、人と世界の新しいつながりを探すための作品を制作しています。今回は「私たちは石の声を聴くことができるのか」というテーマでプレゼンテーションを行います。

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Nico Perez
Tokyo Colour Darkroom Workshops

Photographer & visual artist Nico Perez talks about his passion for traditional analogue colour photographic printing & introduces his self made darkroom space at which he now offers Workshops & printing services.

フォトグラファーとビジュアルアーティストであるNico Perezは、伝統的なアナログカラー写真プリントへの情熱と、現在、ワークショップやプリントサービスを行っている自作の暗室についてプレゼンテーションを行います。

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Yumiko Wakatsuki
Color Your Life Beautiful

Yumiko Wakatsuki is an artist who takes a free-form style of SAORI weaving that follows one's emotions rather than planning. She consults to identify colors that compliment clients' skin, eyes, and hair, recommending these true colors in their weaving.

若月由美子は、とても自由な手織りの「さをり織り」のアーティストです。彼女はカラーコンサルタントでもあり、お客さまの肌、瞳、髪の色からその方に似合う色を見つけ、その色をはた織りに使うことを勧めています。

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Joe McReynolds
How to Build (And Sometimes Destroy) A Floating City

Joe McReynolds talks about Ephemerisle: a free, leaderless event where hundreds of people come together to build a temporary floating city every summer. Nobody's died yet!

ジョー・マクレイノズが「エフェマライル」についてのプレゼンテーションを行います。「エフェマライル」の名前は英語の「Ephemeral」と「Isle」から略して、意味は「臨時の島」。毎年夏に千人は一時的に浮かぶ都市を築きまして、しかも無料で、リーダーなしのイベントです。今までに誰も死ななかった!


PechaKucha Night Tokyo, Vol. 163 is on March 26th (Tuesday) at The CORE in Shintoranomon - See you there!


Doors open at 19.00 and presentations start from 20.20. ¥1000 Entry. Arrive early for a good seat and some delicious food and drinks!!!

開場19:00、開演20:20です。早めに到着されたら、 美味しい食べ物とビールをぐびっと楽しんで!入場料は、これまで通り¥1000です。


All the details here - Vol. 163 Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/
Vol. 163 official event page on PechaKucha.org:
https://www.pechakucha.org/cities/tokyo/events/

As always, make sure to stay up to date on all things PechaKucha Night Tokyo by following us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and through our Tokyo blog.

FacebookTwitter, Instagramでフォローして、全てがまとまっているPechaKucha Night Tokyoページもチェックしてくださいね。もちろんTokyo blogも必見です!

See you Tuesday!
Astrid Klein & Mark Dytham, PechaKucha Night Founders
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Alaska Design Forum by Mark Dytham

来週の4日間、アラスカデザインフォーラムに参加するため、大きな気流の渦の中アラスカに向かいます!クライン ダイサム アーキテクツの建築について、アンカレッジ、フェアバンクス、ジュノーで話したり、アンカレッジ美術館で大きなPechaKucha Nightを開催することにとてもワクワクしています。友人や同僚が近くにいる場合は、おすすめのプレゼンターとともに教えてあげてください!今から暖かい服をパッキングして、準備は万端です!

Thanks to the great Alaska Design Forum we are heading into the polar vortex next week for a 4 date tour of Alaska! Super excited to be speaking about Klein Dytham architecture's work in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, culminating in a big PechaKucha Night at the Anchorage Museum of Art. If you have friends or colleagues in the area do let them know and if you have any recommendations do send them along. Time to get packing those thermals!

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Mark Dytham - Judges for Dezeen Awards 2019 by Mark Dytham

今年のDezeen Awards 2019、マーク・ダイサム が審査員として選ばれました! 公式ウェブサイトにてプロフィールが掲載されています。 www.dezeen.com/awards/2019/judges/mark-dytham

We are excited Mark is one of the judges for this year’s Dezeen Awards. He also now has a profile on the Dezeen Awards site: www.dezeen.com/awards/2019/judges/mark-dytham

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SuperDeluxe !! Thanks for 16 years !! by Mark Dytham

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After 16 amazing years of thinking and drinking at our beloved SuperDeluxe, things will draw to a planned pause as the building becomes part of a large re-development project - such is Tokyo!

The story began in 1998 in Azabu Juban when we opened “Deluxe” - one of the first shared creative spaces in Japan.

私たちの愛するスーパーデラックスは、周辺の再開発プロジェクトに伴い、16年間の数々の思い出とともにその歴史に幕を下ろすこととなりました。それが東京。

物語の始まりは1998年、私たちは麻布十番に東京で最初とも言えるクリエイティブなシェアスペース「デラックス」をオープンさせました。

The original “Deluxe”

The original “Deluxe”

2002 saw us set up “SuperDeluxe”, a full year before Roppongi Hills opened. It quickly become an amazing creative kitchen for music, performance, art and design. 

その「デラックス」は成長を続け、2002年、六本木ヒルズがオープンする1年前に、私たちは更にグレードアップした「スーパー・デラックス」をオープンさせました

Since news broke, we have been humbled by your wonderful messages and numerous articles and posts.  James Hadfield wrote in the Japan Times:

オープン後もジャパンタイムスをはじめ、様々な反響をいただきましてありがとうございます。

“That it’s hard to imagine Tokyo without SuperDeluxe is testament to the unique place the venue has occupied within the city’s cultural landscape. When architects Klein Dytham set it up in 2002, they envisaged a place that could be something to everyone: live music venue, gallery, meeting hall, performance space and a lounge in which to enjoy the house-brewed Tokyo Ale.

SuperDeluxe - Full house: the amazing 25 person freeform "Orquesta Nudge! Nudge!"

SuperDeluxe - Full house: the amazing 25 person freeform "Orquesta Nudge! Nudge!"

“One of its early successes was PechaKucha Night, a sort of speed show-and-tell session for creative types that ended up spawning editions in more than 1,000 cities around the world. SuperDeluxe has also hosted fashion shows, screenings and exhibitions, but its contribution to the city’s music scene has perhaps been the most significant. Under the guidance of booking manager Mike Kubeck, the venue offered a home to experimental music at a time when few places would touch it. Countless luminaries from the worlds of free jazz, noise, improv and electronic music have played there over the years.

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SuperDeluxe Legendary: Morgan Fisher of Mott the Hopple with The 5,6,7,8's of Kill Bill fame

Over time, the scene SuperDeluxe had helped nurture became atomized, spreading out to smaller venues inspired by its flexible, DIY ethos; it’s hard to imagine places like Soup, Forestlimit or Nanahari existing without it. Farther afield, it was a direct inspiration on Cafe Oto, London’s leading venue for experimental music.”  

You can read the full article HERE
リンク先より記事をご覧ください。

SuperDeluxe - The Noisy Hole: The inimitable Ujino and his 'Love Arm' and wipers

SuperDeluxe - The Noisy Hole: The inimitable Ujino and his 'Love Arm' and wipers

!!!The PechaKucha Phenomenon!!!
!!! From SuperDeluxe to 1,100 cities !!!

From a single one off event that gave architects and designers a chance to show and share their work with 20 images shown for 20 seconds each, SuperDeluxe was the birthplace of the PechaKucha phenomena which has speed to over 1,100 cities in 125 countries and has allowed 130,000 people take the stage and share their passions. Since the first event on 20th February 2003 SuperDeluxe has hosted an amazing 162 PechaKucha Nights. Join us for the last PechaKucha Night in SuperDeluce on 16th January. It's going to be a great party - and find out where PechaKucha Night will be moving to in Tokyo. All the details are HERE - it's another awesome set of presenters and special guests Morgan Fisher and friends will rock the house!

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建築家やデザイナーのための発表の場として企画した20スライドx20秒のプレゼンテーションイベントからすべてが始まりました。スーパーデラックスで産声をあげたこのイベントは、ペチャクチャナイトという名前で今や125カ国1100都市に広がり、13万人もの人々のクリエイティブなパッションを表現する場になりました。
2003年2月20日にスタートしたペチャクチャナイト東京は来週1月16日に162回を迎えます。是非このスーパーデラックスでの最後のペチャクチャナイトへお越しください。最後にふさわしいパーティとなるとともに、これからのペチャクチャナイト東京の行く先も発表します!
すばらしいプレゼンターの詳細についてはリンク先をご覧ください。

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