Static representation of movement

Colour
B0211 - Leather Oil cirè
Depth
70cm
Height
35cm
Material
M02-Pelle Categoria Z
Size
Small
Weight
7kg
Width
70cm

A round ottoman as a drop of water, where surface tension lines are transformed into a network of strips of leather. As for some optical works of the ’50s, Nendo studied perceptual processes underlying the movement, translating them into an arrangement of lines and geometric shapes arranged in a precise mathematical approach. The optical effect, emphasized by reports of extension and the use of black and white in its simplicity allows multiple reading of the object, at the same time structural and surface.


Nendo

1977

Born in Toronto, Canada

2000

B.A. in Architecture, Waseda Univ., Tokyo

2002

M.A.in Architecture, Waseda Univ., Tokyo
Established "nendo" in Tokyo

2005

Established Milan Office

2006

A Lecturer for Showa Women's Univ., Tokyo
Established "one percent products" in Tokyo
"The 100 Most Respected Japanese" in Newsweek magazine

2007

"The Top 100 Small Japanese Companies" in Newsweek magazine

2008

The monograph "nendo" is published by daab (Germany)
"cabbage chair" is selected for collections by MoMA (NY),
MAD (NY) and Musee des Arts Decoratifs (Paris)

2009

A Lecturer for Kuwasawa Design School
Private exhibition at Friedman Benda gallery (NY)

Exhibitions, Prizes

2002

KOIZUMI International Lighting Design Competition
for Students / Gold Award
SD Review / Award Winner
Tokyo Designers Block / FRAME Award for Installation

2003

Milan International Furniture Fair (Salone Satellite)
/ Design Report Award Special Mention
Tokyo Designers Block / TDB Award
Tokyo Designers Week / Design Premio

2004

Paris International Furniture Fair (Design Lab)
International Furniture Fair in Cologne (Spinoff)
Stockholm Furniture Fair (Green House)
Milan International Furniture Fair (Swedese + Salone Satellite)
JCD Design Award / Rookie Award
Good Design Award / Award Winner
ELLE DECO International Design Award / Japan Nomination

2005

Stockholm Furniture Fair (Swedese)
"Shanghai Cool" Exhibition at Duolun Museum (Shanghai, China)
Milan International Furniture Fair (DePadova, Oluce, Swedese)
ICFF New York (NYC, USA)
Private Exhibition "AMA-YADO LOUNGE" in DesignTide(Tokyo, Japan)
JCD Design Award / Award for Excellence + Special Mention
JID Award Biennial / Grand Prix + Interior Product Award x 2

2006

Stockholm Furniture Fair (Swedese, Blastation)
Milan International Furniture Fair
(Cappellini, Thonet Vienna, Swedese)


Moroso has been working in close collaboration with some of the world’s most talented designers to produce luxury sofas and seating since 1952.