Born in the UK, Mark Dytham studied architecture at the Royal College of Art in London. He traveled to Tokyo in 1989 and found work with Toyo Ito. He and Astrid Klein soon established Klein Dytham architecture, working freely across disciplines that include architecture, interiors, furniture, installations, and events. KDa’s award-winning projects, including Daikanyama T-SITE / Tsutaya Books (2011), GINZA PLACE (2016) and Open House, Bangkok (2017) have become landmarks.
Mark is a frequent guest speaker at international design events, has taught at universities in Japan and beyond and in 2000 was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for services to British Design in Japan.
In 2003 Mark and Astrid devised PechaKucha Night as an event for Tokyo designers to meet and share their work – it has now grown into an international network with events running in over 1,000 cities around the globe, inspiring creatives worldwide.
January 18th (Friday)
12:05 - 12:50