Posts tagged as 'Nendo'

Thu 14.2.

‘Pebble’ stackable bowls by Oki Sato for Italesse (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.02.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Pebble' stackable bowls by Oki Sato for Italesse

‘Pebble’ stackable bowls by Oki Sato for Italesse

The smooth but imperfect shape of a pebble was the inspiration for ‘Pebble’, a series of three stackable bowls by Oki Sato, founder of Nendo studio, for Italesse.

 

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Tue 5.2.

‘Cape’ chair by Nendo for Offecct (SE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.02.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

'Cape' chair by Nendo for Offecct

‘Cape’ chair by Nendo for Offecct

The appearance of a cape neatly draped over a chair is the illusion of ‘Cape’, a chair by Japanese designer Nendo for Offecct. The product of carefully molded wood set on an extremely light structure, Cape is a complex chair with ultra-thin dimensions thanks in part to a collaboration between Offecct and Swedish Steel AB in the development of new steel materials.

 

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Tue 9.10.

‘Byobu’ table collection by Nendo for Moroso (IT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 09.10.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

‘Byobu’ table by Nendo for Moroso

Known for their minimalist, pared down aesthetics, Oki Sato’s much-acclaimed Tokyo-based practice Nendo has realised this collection of geometrical glass tables for the Italian manufacturer Moroso. Inspired, and named after the traditional Japanese screen, ‘Byobu’ comprises one circular and one rectangular model, each of which is composed of a translucent glass tabletop supported by an asymmetrical frame in either black or white finish. (more…)

Mon 24.9.

Bird-Apartment treehouse by Nendo (JP)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 24.09.2012 - Tagged as: , ,

Bird-Apartment treehouse by Nendo; photo by Masaya Yoshimura

Famous for their out of the ordinary works, the acclaimed Japanese design and architectural practice Nendo have realised this collective birdhouse intended for use by birds and humans alike. Designed for Momofuku Ando Center – ‘a facility devoted to promoting and increasing access to nature activities’ – the unique structure formally echoes the archetypal gabled house and is composed of 78 enclosures provided for birds to nest in as well as an adjacent one-room observation area.

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Thu 28.6.

‘Inhale’ pendant lamp by Nendo for Lasvit (CZ)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 28.06.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

The making of ‘Inhale’ pendant lamp by Nendo for Lasvit

The ultra-prolific Japanese design practise Nendo has collaborated with a Czech manufacturer of bespoke light fittings and glass installations Lasvit on this delicate, organically-shaped pendant light called ‘Inhale’. Owing its name to the innovatory production process, in which the form is obtained by a negative air pressure, the design was exhibited as part of Nendo’s delicate, all-white ‘Still & Sparkling’ installation during this year’s edition of Milan’s Salone del Mobile. (more…)

Detail of the 'Bamboo-steel' table by Nendo for HAN Gallery

A result of a research on the history of Taiwanese bamboo furniture, these intricate, delicately hand-woven stainless steel tables were realised by the acclaimed Japanese practice Nendo as part of HAN Gallery‘s ‘Yii Designers’ series. Presented earlier in April at Milan’s Ventura Lambrate, the series features traditional hexagonal weave pattern which, instead off bamboo, has been achieved by weaving a number of thin steel strips into adjoining triangles. (more…)

Ventura Lambrate exhibitions, as seen by Architonic

Join us on our photographic journey through the streets of this year’s edition of Ventura Lambrate which took place earlier last week during Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair. In the first installment of Architonic’s popular photo tours, we showcase the up-and-coming talents who presented their innovations and inspiring products and materials within the Lambrate area.

 

With nearly 100 images featuring the most interesting creations from Supercycles, NIGHTSHOP, Danish Crafts, Jolan van der Wiel, In Residence Design, Atelier Belge, Han Gallery, Den Herder Production House and Plus Design Gallery, you might even end up thinking you were there yourself. Enjoy!

 

to Architonic’s photo tour of Ventura Lambrate, Part 1

Milan 2012: 'K%: black & black collection' by Nendo: photo © Architonic

Yesterday evening, on the eve of the official opening of this year’s edition of Salone del Mobile, we took a stroll around Via Tortona, where the coinciding Tortona Design Week takes place. Located in Milan’s creative district, the event brings together some of the biggest names in industrial design as well as young, emerging designers who present individual, site-specific exhibitions and installations in a limited and coordinated area of Tortona. And that’s where, at number 32, we have wandered into a spacious, darkly lit room where Oki Sato of much-acclaimed practice Nendo is showcasing ‘black & black’ – the first collection launched by K%. (more…)

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