From L to R: Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, Momoko Kishino, Hideyuki Nakayama, Jean SnowFrom L to R: Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, Momoko Kishino, Hideyuki Nakayama, Jean Snow
Over the next week we'll be giving you a 24-hour reminder to set your clocks for the live broadcast of this year's inaugural Core77 Design Awards winners. Please note, all broadcast times and dates are Eastern Standard Time.
CORE77 DESIGN AWARDS LIVE BROADCAST
July 12-22, 2011
10 Days. 15 Categories. Eight Countries. Live!!
Special thanks to the incredible jury team who worked on judging this year's Interiors/Exhibition Category!
Monday, July 18th
@10PM EST **please note the new time!
Judging location: TOKYO, JAPAN
Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham
Co-Directors of Klein Dytham architecture (KDa)
Astrid Klein received her Masters degree from the Royal College of Art in London. After working for Toyo Ito in Tokyo, she and her partner Mark Dytham established KDa in 1991. The work of KDa has been the subject of numerous publications and solo an exhibitions of their work held at the Architecture Association in London and Gallery MA in Tokyo. Astrid is a frequent guest at international conferences on design and architecture and has lectured or held teaching positions at universities in Japan, the UK, the USA, Australia and throughout Europe.
Mark Dytham pursued an education in architecture to the level of a Masters at the Royal College of Art where he met Astrid. They moved to Japan in late 1980s. The urban energy and willingness to experiment that they found in Tokyo convinced them to base their practice there, despite hard economic times. Mark's services to British design in Japan was honored by the Queen with an MBE (Member of the British Empire) medal in 2000. Mark has participated in numerous design-related events around the world and taught at a number of universities within and outside Japan. Still based in Tokyo, KDa's current work includes projects for Google, Virgin Atlantic, Bloomberg, Selfridges, Uniqlo, Shiseido, TBWA / Hakuhodo and Vertu.
In-Store Designer at Shiseido
Momoko Kishio graduated with an Interior and Architecture Major in 2002 from Kanazawa College of Art, School of Design. Since 2002 she has worked at Shiseido as a designer of window displays and department store counters.
Since the practice was established in 2007, Hideyuki Nakayama's projects have been awarded and featured in a variety of publications. He has previously worked at the office of Toyo Ito & Associates where he was in charge of several projects including the Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre and Tama Art University Library. His work has been the subject of several exhibitions in Japan and abroad, including his most recent solo exhibition entitled little big house at AXIS gallery in Tokyo. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music since 2009.
Design Writer and Executive Director of PechaKucha
Jean Snow has written for Time, Inside (Australian Design Review), Gizmodo, Gridskipper, Kotaku, Tokyo Q, Superfuture, OK Fred, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, I.D., Metropolis, Azure, MoCo Loco, Kateigaho International Edition, Wired's Game|Life, CNNGo and The Japan Times. He is also Executive Director of the PechaKucha organization; manager of the gallery space at Cafe Pause in Tokyo; Editor-at-Large at the online culture journal neojaponisme; the founder and editor-in-chief of SNOW, a web magazine covering art, culture, and design from Japan; and Editor-in-Chief of The Magaziner, a site that covers the convergence of magazines and digital media.