Posts tagged as 'Nendo'

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

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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

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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: , , , , ,

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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.

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more Quodes products @ Architonic