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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,…




Starbucks Tokyo Pop-up Shop by Nendo - Featured Image

Starbucks Tokyo Pop-up Shop by Nendo

On trendy Omotesando street in Tokyo, Nendo created a pop-up shop dedicated to Starbucks’ espresso drinks with a space designed like a library complete with bookshelves and of course – books. Nine different books, each in a different color representing a different drink ranging from lattes to cappuccinos to cafe mochas, are placed on the…




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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…




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Wallpaper* Magazine Design Awards Winners Announced

Winners for the 2012 Wallpaper* Design Awards were announced. Eleven of the awards were decided by an international judging panel that included: Cross-dressing artist Grayson Perry; New York-based Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly; Swiss art auctioneer and co-founder of Phillips de Pury, Simon de Pury; Head of Bulthaup, the German kitchen manufacturer, Gerd Bulthaup; and Photographer/art…




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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Nendo Solo Exhibition, Taiwan

Through 31 August, Taiwan’s National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute will showcase a solo exhibition featuring Nendo’s “Thin Black Lines” and “Dancing Squares”. Here they are as described by Nendo: “Thin Black Lines” is a collection of furniture formed from ‘still black’, so we wanted to use ‘active black on white’ for the exhibition…




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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,…