Nendo’s Manga Chairs

Japanese design studio Nendo has created a series of 50 chairs, which are each based on the abstract lines and grids used in graphics for manga-style comic books. Each chair in the Manga collection is made from polished stainless steel, and is intended to emulate a design element used to illustrate emotions or actions in stories.

The 50 Manga chairs were presented as an installation for Friedman Benda gallery, New York at the Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Settentrionale during Milan design week.

source : dezeen

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Hat Cloud by Nendo

Inside the Seibu Shibuya department store in Tokyo, Nendo has recently completed the interiors of the ‘key to style’ fashion floor and the ‘hat cloud’ floor dedicated to millinery. The renovation of the women’s hat department saw the redesign adapting to the irregularly positioned columns. In response, a cloud-like floor plan was established within the intimate area with varying ceilings heights. the selection of hats are displayed against pastel pink walls; each one propped up by a handle to form a dynamic wall of umbrellas which wrap around the reflective seating area. source : dozen

Sunset by Nendo

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Japanese designer Nendo has produced a collection of candles which slowly reveal color and scent as it burns. Called ‘Sunset’ candles, each appear white at first, but once lit, the heat reacts to the center and begins changing to yellow then orange, red, purple, and finally to blue. The idea was influenced by the shifting shades of light during sunset; reflecting the soft transitioning of hues. Each color is accompanied by a scent: bergamot, lemongrass, sweet marjoram, lavender, and geranium. By combining scent and sight, the candle not only provides illumination, but represents the passage of time.

source : Designboom

NENDO named designer of the year for Maison & Objet Paris 2015

Japanese design studio Nendo has been awarded the Designer of the Year title for this year’s Maison&Objet and will create a “chocolate lounge” at the Paris trade fair.

Following a prolific 2014 – which saw Nendo design ranges for Disney as well as eyewear, umbrellas, furniture, shirts, and interiors – the studio founded by designer Oki Sato has been named as this year’s recipient of the Maison&Objet Designer of the Year accolade. was asked to design a lounge for visitors to the upcoming edition of the biannual furniture and interiors show later this month. The studio has also created a range of nine chocolates moulded into unusual shapes within a 26-millimetre cube. source : Dezeen

Congrats to Oki Sato & his team !

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Another poetic & functional creation by Nendo

A spray-type room fragrance in the shape of a snow dome. The dome can be lifted from its base, which doubles as its cap, revealing the pump mechanism. Each dome is filled with flowers, leaves and other tiny forms in polyester film indicating its fragrance. A design that disappears beautifully into the room when not in use. snow dome comes in three fragrances, all 50ml.

source : nendo.jp

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Yet another fabulous Nendo design for Hagen Dazs this Xmas

Designed in partnership with the Champs Élysées Häagen-Dazs shop in Paris, the ice cream cake is meant to go on sale around Christmas, as a way to remind Parisians to make time around the holidays to go visit their loved ones. via fastcodesign.com

“Christmas is about homecoming, about spending time together with family, so we created a cake that’s a small village, composed of houses clustered closely together,” Nendo says. “We thought the winter wonderland scene would emphasize the warmth and cheer inside each home.” Nendo

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Poetic Rain Bottle Installation by Nendo for Maison & Objet Paris September 5th – 9th 2014

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Created for the 2014 Fall edition of Maison & Objet in Paris, who asked designers to consider the relationship between language and design, the word rain was chosen for its many nuances in Japanese, a language that has dozens of words for rain depending on the condition and time of day.

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The exhibit consists of 20 clear acrylic bottles lined-up, each containing a different kind of ‘rain’. ‘Kirisame’, ‘biu’ and ‘kosame’ refer to different degrees of fine drizzle, while ‘niwaka-ame’ is a sudden downpour.

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‘Mizore’ is sleet, and a ‘yudachi’ falls in the evening. ‘Kisame’ is rain that drips from the ends of tree branches, and ‘kaiu’ is rain that falls mixed with dust and pollen

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Seasonal rains were also included, from the ‘samidare’ that falls in the spring, to ‘shigure’, rain specific to autumn and winter.

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“By exhibiting twenty different kinds of ‘rain’, we hoped to express Japanese culture’s unique relationship to nature and the depth of this relationship.” says Nendo.

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Taken from MOCOLOCO.COM

What’s your flavor ? Nendo designs Starbucks’ mugs

mug americano / mug latte / mug caramel macchiato for Starbucks

We took Starbucks’ classic white coffee mug and added a graphic to the base that looks like the surface of a coffee drink, so that when the mug is drying or being stored upside down, it looks as though it’s actually full. The mug comes in three varieties – Americano, latte and caramel macchiato – and will be released in Starbucks throughout Japan. A design that represents Starbucks’ worldview : of feeling fulfilled, and seeing the world as half-full, never half-empty. NENDO. http://www.nendo.jp/en/

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Chocolate Pencils

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Pâtissier Tsujiguchi Hironobu with his latest collaboration, reached the ultimate confectionary sophistication. Based on his impression of Nendo, he created a desert that comes with its own chocolate pencils and sharpener. Tododesign teamed up with the mastermind patissier, to design special tableware that will accompany the desert.

via Trendland