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TEDxTokyo - Kiyoyuki 'Ken' Okuyama - 05/15/10 - (English)

Industrial Design Master and Mentor Ken Okuyama has spent a lifetime fashioning exotic yet practical things of surpassing beauty. The prizewinning car designer has shaped models for General Motors, Porsche and Italys famed Pininfarina, including the Enzo Ferrari and Maserati Quatroporte. Ken left Pininfarina in 2006 and established KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN in 2007. Breaking free of the automotive sphere, he now designs everything from eyewear to theme parks to furniture to humanoid robots. The latter include Nuvo, the worlds first home-use robotic companion. Through KEN OKUYAMA CARS, he unveiled two limited-edition concept Cars—the k.o7 Spider and its all-electric sibling, the k.o8—at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. Ken is a visiting professor at the Art Center College of Design in the U.S. and design colleges in Japan. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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