The very prolific Nendo have produced so many wonderful interiors and furniture its hard to keep up to be honest. So here is a round up of the latest & greatest.
We created the cloud tables by photographing clouds in the sky and abstracting their shadows into a dotted pattern, then translating this image onto the tables with laser hole-cutting technology. The three tables with their soft, cloud like silhouettes can be used very flexibly: smaller tables can be placed on the largest one, tucked away underneath it or brought out for full use.
nendo has designed the compolux women’s clothing shop. As the ‘contemporary luxury’ floor presents multiple brands together without a unified environment, the development bridges the overall theme by distinguishing the labels among the others. Influenced by wrought iron fences surrounding parks, squares and other green spaces in european cities, the design features a modifiable plan so that the fixtures can be easily re-arranged.
To overcome cost and thickness restrictions for the flooring, ordinary plastic floor tiles are cut into different shapes, creating a variegated flooring pattern that resemble cobblestones. The vivid changing room walls are finished with artificial ivy in different hues, and the changing rooms offer simulated outdoor light as well as indoor light.
A furniture collection designed for Edition Blue by Otsuka that takes advantage of the unique techniques and skills of Akimoku (Akita Mokko), Japan’s only specialist bentwood furniture maker.
We selected a number of pieces from the firm’s 102-year archive, then modified them to emphasise the charm of the bentwood details, simplify parts to reduce costs and add new functionality. Our process of reforming and updating aimed to bring out the distinctive nature of the existing designs, while keeping down costs such as new metal molds and fixtures. So we turned the legs of a stool upside down and used them as the legs for a low table, and reused the legs of a dining table as the legs for a workbench-style table.
We painted the top of the backrest for the Akimoku Windsor chair in a variety of colours from the 720mm mark upwards, the height of a dining table. This retains the simple, natural finish of the chairs, but provides an unexpected visual delight when the chairs are pulled together at the table. We also changed the fabric for sofa cushions and made them reversible.
A collection of objects that combines the fine cut glass techniques special to Bohemian glass with ancient production method for sheet glass in which glass blown in a cylinder is cut away, opened up and flattened. We reheated a variety of objects already decorated with traditional cut glass patterns, then sliced them open and reattached them to each other to create one large object. As a manner of making, the process was like sewing together animal hides, or piecing together small fragments of cloth to create a great patchwork quilt.