If you’ve spent considerable time in Japan or are well-versed with the architectural/design scene in the country, you’d know way too well about the existence of Nendo. Started by Oki Sato, the art studio is a go-to name for quirky installations, interiors, and household products. And in doing what it does best, the marquee has recently introduced a furniture line that is quite unlike any other that you may have seen before.
Christened at ‘Melt’, the gravity-formed furniture ensemble is a result of a unique and complex production process. It has been conceptualized by Nendo is close association with WonderGlass and sees a series of well-defined objects shaped into unique curves and more. The collection majorly consists of simple arch shapes that are paired with flat panels to form elegant chairs, tables, stools, benches and tabletop pieces, each showcasing apparently flawed surfaces for a distinctive edge.
Commenting on the collaboration, Sato stated, “I was inspired by looking at the (WonderGlass) workshops, looking at the people working, using the melted material.’ He further added, “The main idea was to let the glass flow by itself using gravity and using the weight of glass itself. in a way, doing less and achieving more is the most complicated thing to do’. The Nendo X WonderGlass ‘Melt’ collection will be showcased during the International Furniture and Interiors Show at IMM Cologne 2019 and will serve as a preview of WonderGlass’ upcoming installation at Salone Del Mobile in April 2019.