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Wed 6.4.

Milan 2011: ‘texured transparencies’ – Nendo (JP) solo exhibition

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 06.04.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'transparent table' by Nendo, photo by Masayuki Hayashi

The Japanese design practice Nendo will present some new works within a solo exhibition at the Galleria Jannone, 125 Corso Garibaldi, during this year’s Salone del Mobile from 12 – 17 April. ‘textured transparancies’ is a collection of objects which explore transparency’s infinite nuances. For the ‘transparent table’ – the first object of the collection – the designers cast clear acrylic in a wooden form with a strong grain. The result is a table top with e very unique optical effect.

'transparent table' by Nendo, photo by Masayuki Hayashi

“We reproduced the butt ends faithfully and bevelled the edges like floorboards, and matched the grains ends and dimensions of the wood used for the table legs to the ‘transparent wood’ to create a unified piece”, the designers explain.

'transparent table' acrylic glass with a wooden texture by Nendo, photo by Masayuki Hayashi

“At first glance the black table is wood, but a closer look reveals its transparency, while the clear table is the transparent at first glance, and only later reveals its wooden form.”

 

'transparent table' by Nendo, photo by Masayuki Hayashi

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