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For the third year COS is in Milan celebrating Salone del Mobile with a specially commissioned installation and temporary concept store. This year COS is collaborating with Japanese Oki Sato and his design studio Nendo in an original artistic installation that explores their distinctive philosophy...
Once more,the innovative practice of Nendo have exerted a dynamic presence in the world of international design. We are accustomed to witnessing their contemporary designs which incorporate a strong element of functionality as demonstrated in the following collaborations presented at the 2013 Salone del Mobile in Milan.
Presented recently at the Salone del Mobile is a collection of seven household objects, collectively entitled N=N, which represent a collaborative project by the design practices of Nendo and Nichetto. The project was realized through a method inspired by the Japanese culture of poetry writing in which two individuals contribute to the writing of a single poem.
A recent collaboration between the innovative design practice of Nendo and KOKUYO, a Japanese company which specializes in office furniture, resulted in the collection of modular furniture entitled ‘Brackets’.
The exhibition space for the nominees of the 2012 ELLE DECO International Design Awards (EDIDA) at the Audi Forum in Tokyo, Japan, was designed by Nendo.
A set of bowls for the KAMA. Sex & Design exhibition at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. The curators asked eight designers to create an object, in conjunction with an exhibition that explored ideas of eros in design from ancient times to the present, from a cultural anthropology and mythical perspective.
As their contribution to the Future Primitives project of Interieurs 2012 in Kortrijk, Belgium, Oki Sato and his associates at Studio Nendo presented an alternative finish for a series of wooden chairs.
During September of this year a Starbucks pop-up shop designed by the innovative design team of Nendo, appeared on the streets of Tokyo. The concept of the store was to compare the pleasure of reading to that of drinking coffee and the need to place the same degree of importance in choosing your coffee to that of choosing a book.
An air purification device that attaches to the output vent of fans and air conditioners. The device is filled with tiny beads impregnated with essential oils extracted from fir trees.
Japanese brand, Rootote, are well known for their functional canvas carrier bags in unusual designer prints. The identifying characteristic of the bags is the concealed side pocket.