to Oct 27


We are pleased to announce the 3rd year of DESIGNART TOKYO Week. The event which was co-founded by Astrid and Mark will take place, in various locations around central Tokyo (Omotesando / Harajuku / Shibuya / Daikanyama / Roppongi / Shinjuku / Ginza) from 18th to 27th October 2019. 

With this year’s addition of Ginza and Shinjuku, DESIGNART TOKYO 2019 will be bigger than ever and feature even more diverse content from all over the world!

DESIGNART2019 Klein Dytham architecture


Started in 2017, the design & art festival DESIGNART TOKYO welcomed over 120,000 visitors last year. DESIGNART TOKYO is a gathering that brings interior design, art, fashion, and food together from all over the world across genres, transforming the entire city of Tokyo into a museum.

昨年のべ12万人の来場を数え、世界から大きな反響を呼んだ「DESIGNART TOKYO」は2017年から始まったデザイ ン&アートフェスティバル。世界中のインテリア、アート、ファッション、フードなどジャンルの垣根を超えた様々 なモノやコトが集結し、東京の街全体がミュージアムになるイベントです。

Supporting art through construction with ‘1% for Art’


This year, DESIGNART TOKYO presents ‘1% for Art’ as DESIGNART Feature project. Already taking place in the US, Europe, South Korea, and Taiwan, ‘1% for Art’ is a cultural program that supports the projects of designers and artists and the development of the creative industry by contributing 1% of construction fees to art. DESIGNART TOKYO is working to make ‘1% for Art’ a driving force behind Japan’s design and art scene, gathering signatures and support with the aim of making the project into law.

今年は、国内デザイナー、アーティストの新たな制作機会の創出やクリエイティブ産業の発展に繋げるため、既にア メリカやヨーロッパ、韓国、台湾など各国で実施されている「1% for Art」(建設費の1%をアートの費用に充てる 文化制度)をテーマにDESIGNART Featureを行います。この仕組みの法制化を目指し、普及を呼びかける為の署名 活動をあわせて実施して、日本のデザイン・アートシーンをドライブさせる革新的なプロジェクトが始動します。

Founders of DESIGNART TOKYO (left to right): Ogisato Nagata, Shun Kawakami, Akio Aoki, Astrid Klein, Mark Dytham, Hiroshi Koike

Founders of DESIGNART TOKYO (left to right): Ogisato Nagata, Shun Kawakami, Akio Aoki, Astrid Klein, Mark Dytham, Hiroshi Koike

See you in Tokyo :-)

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8:20 PM20:20

Tokyo PechaKucha Night vol. 166

Ready for a night of creative fun? Good, because Mark and Astrid will be hosting the 166th Tokyo PechaKucha Night on September 11th. We're inviting everyone to come and join us for another great night!

PechaKucha Tokyo Facebook - follow us!

PKN Tokyo Vol. 166 official page - find out about the presenters! https://www.pechakucha.com/cities/tokyo/events/5d31706824d409755de7828e

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11:30 AM11:30



Join us for a conversation about NPO HOME-FOR-ALL's work in Tohoku and Kumamoto with Toyo Ito, Riken Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Yanagisawa, JunYanagisawa, Michiko Okano, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. The panel will also discuss what the future holds for completed projects and what new developments are planned in these areas.

The food trucks will be open from 11:00am ready for you to enjoy food and drinks during the talk. 

伊東 豊雄、山本 理顕、柳澤 潤、岡野 道子、山下 保博、Astrid Klein、Mark Dythamが関わるNPO法人HOME-FOR-ALL は東北・熊本の「みんなの家」プロジェクトについてトークセッションを行います。「みんなの家、その先へ」をテーマに、このプロジェクトが未来に何をもたらすのか、建築家たちがその先について何を考えているのか、ディスカッションを繰り広げていきます。

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to Oct 19



Don't miss the first of 3 blockbuster nights of DESIGNART parties at SuperDeluxe - "the Bar Basso of Tokyo". We kick off on Wednesday 18th October with FASHION NIGHT. Crazy lineup - and more...
Kenichi Aono (BEAMS RECORDS)
Yasuyuki TAKAKI (photographer)
maki AKAGI / akg+ (99FLAGS / KOMA)
8pm till late - see you all there!!
More - https://www.facebook.com/events/373070066463173/

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to Oct 20


Join us for 3 nights of celebration at SuperDeluxe, 'the Bar Basso of Tokyo' - we'll be getting up to our old tricks as usual - drop in for a night of surprises - every night.

Wednesday 18th Fashion Night
Thursday 19th Tech Night
Friday 20th Design Night

東京の ’Bar Barsso' 我らがSuperDeluxeにて3夜連続で行われるラウンジイベントはあの時のあの雰囲気の再来か!スーパーでスペシャルな夜をお届けします。

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4:30 PM16:30

DESIGNART x PechaKucha Night Special

DESIGNART is a new annual design festival happening in Tokyo from 16th - 22nd October. Astrid and Mark are co-founders of the festival, along with Akio Aoki of Miru Design, Shun Kawakami of Artless Inc., Hiroshi Koike of Non-Grid / IMG SRC, Okisato Nagata of EXS Inc.

Using Tokyo as the stage, DESIGNART is pairing over 70 designers with 70 shop windows and locations in the main creative areas of Tokyo - Aoyama, Shibuya, Daikanyama, Nakameguro and more. The event will overlap with Tokyo Fashion week to create an amazing melting pot of creativity and to give Tokyo the international design event it needs. 


A big PechaKucha Night Special will kick off DESIGNART on October 16th in Omotesando Hills - to which you are all invited! Speakers include digital designer for U2, Jamiroquai, OK Go, Moritz Waldemeyer and Swedish design and architecture superstars Claesson Koivisto Rune. Super Model Ai Tomonaga and Danish florist Nicolai Bergman will be opening the event. We are expecting a BIG crowd - it’s a free event - but it is an early start so get your 'leaving early' notes in now. See you there! :-)

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to Oct 22

Klein Dytham architecture x karimoku


Klein Dytham architecture and Karimoku, Japan's leading wooden furniture manufacturer, are pleased to announce the arrival of ‘dora dora’ - a new set of customisable furniture - at DESIGNART 2017.

‘dora dora’ seating can be customised to suit the mood and atmosphere of any space with its simple proportions and range of accessories. Throughout DESIGNART, ‘dora dora’ will be arranged in a welcoming dialogue with Moritz Waldemeyer’s new lighting range featuring ‘Midnight Oil’ and products by Stelton, a homeware brand from Denmark introduced by SCANDEX. Come and enjoy!

MINAMI AOYAMA BRIGHT SQUARE 1F・2F, 2-26-1 Minami-Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo 107-0062

16th-22nd October, 2017
OPEN 10:00 - 18:00

クライン ダイサム アーキテクツとカリモクは 10/16 - 10/22 に開催される
「DESIGNART 2017」にて新作家具を発表いたします。
気分や雰囲気に合わせて空間自体をカスタマイズしたくなる家具、その名も「dora dora」はシンプルで愛嬌のあるプロポーションと各種アクセサリーにより、多様なシーンに対応できるソファユニットです。
会場となる外苑前のサンワカンパニー東京ショールームでは、株式会社スキャンデックスが新たに展開するデンマークのリビングウェアブランドStelton社の製品やMoritz Waldemeyerデザインの新作照明とあわせて居心地のいい空間を演出します。

〒107-0062 東京都港区南青山 2-26-1 南青山ブライトスクエア 1F・2F

2017年10月16日(月)- 10月22日(日)
OPEN 10:00 - 18:00

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to Oct 20


The inaugural DESIGNART Week will take place, in various locations around central Tokyo (Aoyama / Jingumae / Shibuya /Daikanyama / Roppongi) from 16th to 22nd October 2017. 

Using Tokyo as the stage, DESIGNART is pairing over 70 designers with 70 shop windows and locations in the main creative areas of Tokyo - Aoyama, Shibuya, Daikanyama, Nakameguro and more. The event will overlap with Tokyo Fashion week to create an amazing melting pot of creativity and to give Tokyo the international design event it needs. 


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7:00 PM19:00

PechaKucha Night Tokyo - Vol. 147

Don't miss our May edition of inspiring and creative bonanza, taking place on Wednesday, May 31 at SuperDeluxe.

Find the amazing lineup of presenters on Facebook, Twitter, or our Tokyo blog. Amongst others we have presentations on fashion, the new Japan Times design reboot and the much-loved Japanese construction site barricades - its set to be another variety packed and fun filled PechaKucha Night Tokyo!

When: 31st May - doors open at 19.00, presentations start at 20.20
Where: SuperDeluxe, Roppongi
Link: Facebook Event Page

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5:00 PM17:00

KDa Lecture - The story behind the design of Open House

On Saturday 20th May from 5-6pm Astrid and Mark will be giving a talk on design, architecture and the experience of creating innovative retail experiences with leading brands such as Tsutaya Books, Sony, BMW and now Central Embassy.  

Open House is a village of spaces, each with a familiar human scale - restaurants, lounges, bars, galleries, stores, pop-ups, libraries and co-working spaces that all seamlessly come together. A space to feel at home in, to relax in and be inspired in. A place to hang out, a place to play, a place to study and a place to eat.

Come and watch Astrid and Mark talk, and see for yourself Bangkok's hottest new destination. 

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8:20 PM20:20


Join us for a very special PechaKucha Night on Friday 24th March. The weekend of 24-27th March PechaKucha HQ are hosting our annual PechaKucha Pow Wow. That means we have a selection of our amazing PechaKucha city organizers, from Miami to Moscow, Sana'a to Shenzhen, staying with us in Tokyo, ready to present to the home crowd. 

Find out more about this global gathering on the PechaKucha Site: http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/tokyo


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6:30 PM18:30

PechaKucha Night Special x World Architecture Festival

  • Glashaus, Eichenstraße 4 Berlin, 12435 Deutschland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
The obligatory group 'Banzai!' shot

The obligatory group 'Banzai!' shot

On a very cold Berlin night, the famous PechaKucha 20x20 format was called upon by the World Architecture Festival for the third time to kickstart the week's proceedings at the WAF Welcome Party. 

The great and the good from the architecture world turned up to watch their friends and colleagues present 20 slides for 20 seconds each. 

Simon Alford takes the stage

Simon Alford takes the stage

Simon Allford, Mariana Simas, Fernando Menis and Miquel Adria all took to the mic to deliver their six minutes and forty seconds to the crowd at Berlin’s Glashaus.

Mark Dytham opening the night

Mark Dytham opening the night

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6:00 PM18:00

PechaKucha Night Special x MINI

Join us at our latest building, BMW GROUP Tokyo Bay flagship showroom and brand experience centre, for a guided tour AND a fabulous PechaKucha Night in collaboration with MINI. It should be a night to remember so please SAVE THE DATE - 20TH JULY and and we look forward to seeing you there. Tour the building from 6pm, PechaKucha Night from 7.30pm. The first drink is on us - so best take public transport! Tokyo Teleport Station is only 17 minutes from Shibuya then it's a 7 minute walk. Which makes it quicker to get to than our usual location SuperDeluxe.

More details on our Facebook page http://goo.gl/pHYFzL - and let us know you are going!
Even more information here on PechaKucha Tokyo's site http://goo.gl/zVkmd2

See you all there!

KDaの最新プロジェクトBMW GROUP Tokyo Bayの内覧会とPechaKucha Night x MINIのイベントを7月20日に行います。特別な夜になること間違いなしなので、ぜひ遊びにきてください!内覧会は午後6時から、PechaKucha Nightは午後7時30分からです。ファーストドリンクは無料ですので、交通機関を利用して楽しんでください。最寄りの東京テレポート駅は渋谷から約17分、会場は駅から歩いて7分ほどです。

詳細情報は、Facebookページhttp://goo.gl/pHYFzL からもご覧いただけます。ぜひ参加にクリックしてください。またPechaKucha Tokyoのウェブサイトhttp://goo.gl/zVkmd2からも詳細をご覧いただけます。


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6:00 PM18:00

PechaKucha Night, Tokyo Design Week Special

Join us for our Tokyo's biggest PechaKucha's Night of the year at Tokyo Design Week on Wednesday 28th October. Doors will open at 6.00pm giving you a chance to look around the Tokyo Design Week grounds before the 20x20 presentations start at 7.30pm. We have an amazing line up of presenters to match the occasion. You can find out more details over on the main Pechakucha website here.

See you there!

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to Oct 11


We will be supporting the Fukushima Fest in Roppongi Hill Arena this weekend. Drop in if you have a moment a make your very own cute Akabekko that we have designed for the event. It's a symbol of good luck an prosperity in the Tohoku region.


Last year we built a full size Akabekko and people decorated it with messages of good luck and love! Over the last 12 months it has been travelling around the region and it will be on display again this weekend. Come and add your message to it too!

昨年は 2.5m x1.5mの大きな赤べこをダンボールで作りみんなにメッセージを書いてもらいました!この12ヶ月の間、各地方をまわりまわって今週末に六本木ヒルズアリーナに再び現れます。

The festival is always really fun... and for a great cause - helping the region get back on its feet after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear issues. It's a long recovery process and it is great to bring into focus once a year like this.



There are some great food and craft stalls - and some of Japan's top bands, with roots in the Tohoku region, will be playing on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Last year both evenings were insanely good!


For more information check out the main website HERE

Fukushima Fes 2015.jpeg

Congratulations to Yasuyuki Taminaga from Black Bath who does a brilliant job helping coordinate this festival all year. Keep it up Tame-chan!


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to Sep 25

London Design Week


Mark will be in London for the Design Festival, catch him here:

Wednesday 23rd September, 3.00pm
100% Design, Earls Court - Main Auditorium
"How does colour make you feel"

Why are we attracted to certain colours? Is it instinctive, or are there deeper psychological reasons? Shouldn't think about how colour makes us feel rather than simply how it looks? Architect Mark Dytham, from Tokyo-based Klein Dytham, known for bold use of colour speaks, alongside colour psychologist Angela Wright, while neuroscientist Gabriele Jordan explains how we all see colours differently. Paul Finch, editorial director of the Architects' Journal, chairs.

Thursday 24th September, 6..00pm
100% Design, Earls Court - Main Auditorium
PechaKucha x 100% Design "Colour"

Hosted by the inimitable Mark Dytham, founder of Pecha Kucha, speakers include, Sebastian Conran, Custhom, Patternity, Sue Kreitzman, Christian Male, Esther Patterson and architects SimpsonHaugh and David Kohn, who will present 20 slides in 20 seconds on the topic of colour. Expect a fast-paced, fun-packed evening.

Friday 25th September, 3.00pm - 4.00pm
New London Architecture x Design Junction
A Powered by PechaKucha Event
Designjunction, The College, 12-42 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AP

If the stars align Mark will be making a presentation about "Why design" at Powered by PechaKucha event along with 

Sally Lewis, Founding Director, Stitch
Andrew Harland, Director, LDA Design
Ben Adams, Founder, Ben Adams Architects
Jane Wernick, Founder, Jane Wernick Associates



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7:30 PM19:30

Brazilian Lifestyle PechaKucha Special

Join us at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo for a very special event Powered by PechaKucha to coincide with the beautiful Oscar Neimeyer exhibition. We have an amazing line up of presenters including Pritzker Prize winning architect Ryue Nishizawa from SAANA, André Corrêa do Lago, Brazilian Ambassador to Japan and Etsuko Watari, Director of The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo.

In addition to the brilliant PechaKucha Night you will be able to see the exhibition for free and there will be complementary drinks and Brazilian refreshments. What more could you ask for!

More details at www.PechaKucha.org

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