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Nendo was created in 2002 as a design company founded by Oki Sato (born in Canada in 1977, graduated in architecture from Waseda University in Tokyo). With offices in Tokyo and Milan, is active in various fields, from architecture to interior design, product design and graphics. Collaborates with leading companies in the furniture industry as well as with major fashion brands. In 2011 Nendo won the Design Award of the Year by Wallpaper * magazine.

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City: TOKYO

Nation: JAPAN

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  • SHISEIDO - THE STORE

    The renovation project of the flagship store of Shiseido, the largest cosmetics company in Japan, started in 1872 as Japan's first Western-style pharmacy in Ginza, Tokyo.  "Shiseido The Store” has four floors, each serving various functions and services. Cosmetics are sold on the ground and 1st...

Design

  • KI - BATHROOM

    The Ki collection combines the prestigious Italian craftsmanship of Scavolini and the distinctive approach of Nendo, the Japanese studio headed by Oki Sato, which interprets design as surprise, experimentation and refined details. Designed for kitchen and bathroom environments, the proposal aptly...

  • KI - KITCHEN

    In the Ki kitchen, which includes linear, island and peninsula compositions, the containers rest on shelves and function as wall units, or re-appear in the sink and hob units—novel, important elements that add a personal touch. An absolute total look: the doors, profile handles, upstands, back...

  • ALCANTARA WOOD

    Japanese design studio Nendo showcased Alcantara Wood at the Palazzo Reale in Milan at the exhibition Alcantara - Technology of Dreams, curated by Giulio Cappellini and Domitilla Dardi of the MAXXI. Consisting of a table and chairs, the collection mirrors the reinterpretation of aesthetic,...

  • CORNERS

    Placing furniture in the corner of the room will sometimes create a calming effect. Likewise there is an area of a room that just feels right when you place a book, a mobile phone, a tablet, a key or a clock. A piece of furniture that looks as though, it is an extract of such a “corner of space”....

  • FLOAT

    A seemingly plain stool with a rectangular plywood seating surface and steel pipe legs. Two of the four legs have been cut off from under the seating surface, thus creating a visual effect in which the seat appears to be simply floating in mid-air. A cushioned feel has been given by using a...

  • PEG

    A chair with back legs like wooden stakes that pierce the sides of the backrest. The stakes give the backrest a nipped-in curve which provides firm lower back support and comfortable seating despite its compact size. A sweetly-sized lounge chair inspired by ‘supermini’ cars like the Fiat 500 and...

  • SOFTER THAN STEEL / 688

    Ethereal side tables with various dimensions and heights, characterized by a sinuous cutting that other than the aesthetic beauty allows many compositions....

  • SOFTER THAN STEEL / 695

    “A section of the bench has flipped up and turned into the backrest. Poles wrap around each other to become a coat stand. By adding flipped, bent and wrapped details to metal sheets and rods, the ordinarily hard metal gains new functionality and a light, flexible feel, as though the metal...

  • SOFTER THAN STEEL / 687

    “A section of the bench has flipped up and turned into the backrest. The ordinarily hard metal gains new functionality and a light, flexible feel, as though the metal has become paper or cloth”. Nendo...

  • SOFTER THAN STEEL / 686

    Steel rods softly twist, becoming a coat hanger that goes further the mere functionality and becomes a sculptural object. Coat stand in steel bar, matt white lacquered....

  • TWIG

    With its masterful combination of different materials and production techniques, wood, plastic and aluminium, Nendo has put his signature to the twig chair project for Alias. The concept of twig is a seat with an aluminium base of generous proportions and legs that slant at a pleasing and dynamic...

  • CHAB TABLE

    The Chab-Table with tray by Nendo has gotten a new finish in eternally elegant black....

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