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Fishline Chair by Nendo for INTERIEUR 2012

Japanese design studio Nendo designed these Fishline Chairs as prototypes for INTERIEUR 2012 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Each wooden chair is wound by hand with dyed fishing line on its surface, to give the chair a new luster and unevenness, apart from traditional treatments to wood. Each chair takes about two weeks to complete by hand,…

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Bird Apartment by Nendo

Last year, we featured a non-slip Alcantara Birdhouse (Alcantara is a suede-like artificial leather) created by Nendo. This year, Nendo has designed yet another birdhouse – but a much bigger one – in the Momofuku Ando Center in Nagano, Japan. This birdhouse features 78 nesting spaces for birds on one side, and then on the…

Byobu by Nendo for Moroso - Featured Image

Milan 2012 Preview: Moroso

2012 is an important milestone for Moroso, which celebrates 60 years in business. Here is a quick preview of Moroso’s featured products at this year’s Salone del Mobile (or the Milan Furniture Fair). Patricia Urquiola’s New Collection The collection seems yet to be named, but the furniture pieces feature asymmetric forms with strong shapes and…

Nonslip Alcantara Birdhouse by Nendo - Featured Image

Non-slip Alcantara Birdhouse by Nendo

Nendo is part of 11 international designers participating in an exhibition called “Can You Imagine? Alcantara, potential of a material” at the MAXXI in Rome. This exhibition specifically explores the uses of Alcantara, a suede-like artificial leather, in design. The team at Nendo designed a non-slip birdhouse out of alcantara, as they noticed the non-slip…

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Data Clip USB Flash Drive by Nendo

We’ve seen USB flash drives get smaller and even more compact in recent years, and ones that have several uses such as a phone strap. This Data Clip USB Flash Drive by Nendo brings it all together: a storage unit that can also be used as a paper clip. Clip the USB drive to documents,…

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Oppopet Computer Mouse by Nendo

This series of Oppopet computer mice is the latest from Japanese design firm Nendo, designed for ELECOM. This wireless optical mouse comes with a USB receiver that is in the shape of different animal tails. Simply plug the tail into the computer and the mouse is ready for use. Once done, just plug the tail…

Rinkak Mouse by Nendo for Elecom - Featured Image

Rinkak Mouse by Nendo for Elecom

Nendo designed this series of “Rinkak” mice for Japanese company ELECOM. The name rinkak comes from the Japanese word “rinkaku”, which refers to an object’s outline against its own background. The design incorporates the outline of the mouse itself and seems to extend out to the USB cable, therefore the mouse becomes the background and…