Wire Chair by Nendo
The next generation of the ‘cord chair’, with its 15mm diameter legs of stainless steel clad in a hyper-thin wood skin. The wooden skin has been stripped away and the diameter of the steel rods increased from 9 to 12mm, giving them the strength to support the chair independently of the wood. Multiple layers of powder coating and hand polishing give the chair a rare lustrous finish, reminiscent of traditional Japanese lacquerware. The new finish also heightens the chair’s flexibility of use: the resulting durability and water resistance of the finish allow the wire chair to be used outdoors, and the colour selected. These modifications bring fresh charm to an already innovative chair.
sorry for the early lookers: I pushed the publish button a bit too early
Think Black Lines by Nendo, a solo exhibition at Phillips de Pury & Company in September 2010.
Oki Sato of Nendo has a limited edition side line online shop which is called 1 % which is 1 out of 100. There, to the extent available, you can obtain this elegant Heel Chair which will only be made in a limited edition of 100.
These Stools by Oki Sato earned an I.D. 2008 Design Distinction Ribbon
Oki Sato of Nendo likens this stool’s swooping lines to the ribbons of ballet shoes. It caught the eye of Gillingham-Ryan in particular for its singular shape and simple construction. I think its poetic,’he said. It’s a traditional stool with modern laser-cut technology. To make both the short and tall versions, three steel strips are laser-cut from a single layer then arranged beneath the seat at a standard pitch for stability and structural integrity. (When he saw the stool’s base, which touches the floor only at the apex of each loop, Mount did ask incredulously, Is it possible to make it that stable?Â Saez liked the Ribbon’s proportions and praised its having no straight lines besides a band that runs halfway around the tall version’s base to form a footrest. For comfort’s sake, the company also offers a low-profile cushion that fastens magnetically to the seat. Design Nendo (Tokyo): Oki Sato, principal Client Cappellini Materials Steel Software Rhino
Via ID Magazine
Another chair from Tokyo-based Nendo: the Diamond chair is based on the atomic structure of diamonds.