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Posts tagged as 'Nendo'

Tue 6.4.

Milan Preview: News by Nendo (JP)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 06.04.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'dress-up' vase for 361° by Nendo

Nendo will have the pivate exhibition ‘chair garden’ at Galleria Antonia Jannone on Corso Garibaldi 125 during this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. Amongst others there will be showcased these ceramic works by the Tokyo based studio.


“Three flower vases made in collaboration with Ceramic Japan, a firm in Seto, an area in Aichi Prefecture historically known for its ceramics. The three forms make up a family: a heavyset ‘father’, a slim ‘mother’ and a smaller ‘child.”

'peel' cup for 361° by Nendo

“A small section of the rim of this tea mug has been ‘peeled’ away to allow the tea bag string to escape, and the spoon to remain inside when you drink your tea or put on the lid to carry the mug with one hand.”


Beside this Nendo will present new designs for Arketipo and Flaminia at the Milan Fair as well.


more Nendo products @ Architonic

'24 ISSEY MIYAKE' by Nendo

'24 ISSEY MIYAKE' by Nendo, photo by Daici Ano

The Japanese designers of Nendo designed the new concept shops ’24 Issey Miyake’ for different Tokyo department stores.

'24 Issey Miyake' by Nendo

'24 Issey Miyake' by Nendo, photo by Daici Ano

“A new concept shop that offers a brightly coloured selection of items chosen from each of the Issey Miyake lines, alongside new, original items specially created for the shop. Each reasonably-priced item comes in 20 different colours, and the shop’s lineup is renewed every two months. The overall concept derived from the Japanese convenience store, with its constant state of dynamic, fluid change. To highlight this association, the shop’s name is ’24’, and its logo features the kind of stripes you might expect to find on the facade of a convenience store. The packaging, too, comes from food packaging.”

'24 Issey Miyake' by Nendo

'24 Issey Miyake' by Nendo, photo by Daici Ano

” For the shop design, we were inspired by the ‘harmonious chaos’ of Japanese convenience stores. To keep the space as small as possible and fill it to the brink with products, we got rid of the back room storage all of the products are on the shelves at all times. Since the products themselves are so brightly coloured, we used no colour whatsoever for the shop itself. All of the fixtures, including hangers and shelving, are 7mm steel, striped like a shopping basket. The entire shop functions as a display, and the white lines of the steel fixtures give the brightly coloured products a sense of volume. The idea is that as the items change, the shop itself will change character dramatically.”

Shop furniture by Nendo

Shop furniture by Nendo, photo by Masayuki Hayashi

Shop furniture by Nendo

Shop furniture by Nendo, photo by Masayuki Hayashi

to the Nendo website

Pre-event designed by Nendo

Exhibition in a greenhouse by Nendo, photo by Daici Ano

The Japanese design studio Nendo developed the design for a exhibition of 62 craft objects by 50 artisans at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, in western Japan. The exhibition is a pre-event of next year’s World Craft Triennial.

Pre-event designed by Nendo

Exhibition designed by Nendo, photo by Daici Ano

“The objects’ materials range widely, including glass, wood, ceramics, metal and cloth. A variety of techniques were used in their creation, and they range widely in size. For the exhibition design, then, we chose the opposite strategy. Small mass-produced home-use greenhouses give a sense of order to the space and provide visitors with a flat perspective from which to view the exhibition, allowing the rich variety of the objects to stand out.

The greenhouses also suggest the metaphor of the museum’s hopes that crafts will continue to grow and flourish like plants. The greenhouses are made completely of glass, and each comes with its own shelving and pre-installed wiring for lighting. They are inexpensive, perfect for small budgets, and are easily assembled with only a screwdriver. It took only one day to assemble all 62 of the boxes.

They can be broken down and stored after the exhibition. This not only eliminates nearly all waste from the exhibition fixtures, but also allows for possible reuse during the the Kanazawa World Craft Triennale 2010.”

Photo by Daici Ano

Photo by Daici Ano

to the Nendo website

‘Cabbage Chair’ by Nendo / Oki Sato at the Copenhagen Design Week

Nendo for Arketipo

‘Senseware’ at the Triennale in Milan

With the 'Cabbage Chair' the designer takes advantage of the Pleats Please Issey Miyake manufacturing process

With the 'Cabbage Chair' the designer takes advantage of the Pleats Please Issey Miyake manufacturing process

During this year’s Copenhagen Design Week from 27 August to 6 Septmeber the exhibition ‘SHOWHOW’ will showcase solutions which demonstrate that it is possible to produce design solutions that create positive social, environmental and economic change while continuing to delight the senses.

“A number of themes will be explored such as architecture, transportation and energy, thus displaying products and services that will come to play an important role in our lives. In this way the COPENHAGEN SHOWHOW will present a positive message and demonstrate that engaging with social and environmental issues is a creative and life-changing experience for us all. Both Danish and international design solutions will be presented.”

Unfolding the 'Cabbage Chair'

Unfolding the 'Cabbage Chair'

One of the showcased products will be the ‘Cabbage Chair’ by Nendo / Oki Sato. It consists of the waste paper byproduct from the ‘Pleats Please Issey Miyake’ manufacturing process. ‘Pleats Please’ is a technique in which the garments are cut and sewn first, then sandwiched between layers of paper and fed into a heat press, where they are pleated.

The 'Cabbage Chair' unfolded

The 'Cabbage Chair' unfolded

Talent Show:

SHOWHOW presents also 10 projects of young designers that caught the attention of the international jury at a special ”Talent Show” exhibition and recognize their fresh thinking with a prize giving ceremony. The jury consists of Ross Lovegrove, Bjarke Ingels, Jens artin Skibsted and Henrik Hovgaard.

to the Copenhagen Design Week website

more Nendo products @ Architonic

Tue 4.8.

Nendo for Arketipo

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 04.08.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Target' by Nendo for Arketipo

'Target' by Nendo for Arketipo

The young Japanese office Nendo was definitly one of the stars at this year´s Salone del Mobile. Also for the Italian manufacturer Arketipo they designed a couple of extraordinary objects.

The bookcase ‘Target’ for instance with a supporting unit composed of small crosses that seem to multiply infinitely. The crosses change from being distinct signs into a blurred but regular whole when books are placed on them.

'Target' by Nendo for Arketipo

'Target' by Nendo for Arketipo

‘Moya’ is a serie of minimal tables in two dimensions made of rigid polyurethane, with tops in extra-clear glass. An optical illusion of infinity achieved by the transparency of the top on a semi-spherical base.

'Moya' by Nendo for Arketipo

'Moya' by Nendo for Arketipo

'Link' is a set of small tables in painted metal, with a ring-shaped theme

'Link' is a set of small tables in painted metal, with a ring-shaped theme

more Arketipo products @ Architonic

more Nendo products @ Architonic

A blow-up non woven fabric applied by Nendo

Thermoplastic non woven fabric applied by Nendo

With the Milan Design Week ‘Senseware’ the exhibition of Tokyo Fiber was opened at the Triennale. With inspiring applications and designs by international designers and architects such as Shigeru Ban, Ross Lovegrove, Gwenael Nicolas and Kengo Kuma the Japanese textile industry showed the potential of its new inventions.

Applied as minimal lamsahdes

Applied as minimal lampshades

For the minimal lampshades the Japnaese design studio Nendo used the highly thermoplastic non woven fabric, invented by Asahi Kasei Corporation.

Carbon fibre chair designed by Shigeru Ban

Carbon fibre chair designed by Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban´s carbon fibre chair consists of a thin aluminium frame and carbon fibres by Teijin Ltd.

Optical fibres in concrete by Kengo Kuma

Optical fibres in concrete by Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma´s installation is an application of optical fibres cast into concrete blocks. The fibres are produced by Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.

A sculpture of a mono-filament by  Yasuhiro Suzuki

A sculpture of a mono-filament by Yasuhiro Suzuki

This highly elastic mono-filament is produced by Toyobo Co., Ltd. and can be used as a cushioning material.

to the Tokyo Fiber website

Tue 28.4.

‘Collar’ by Nendo for Quodes

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 28.04.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

quodes_white

At this year´s Salone del Mobile in Milan the Dutch manufacturer Quodes presented a modular cabinet system by the Japanese design studio Nendo. The containers, which have the restrained colour scheme that is typical of the designers, are made of MDF. The handle of the drawers is created by the folded aluminium front.

quodes_collar-composition

more Quodes products @ Architonic