The refined elegance of the Japanese minimalism by Nendo abstracts from the brands’ stylistic features, in order to reinterpret them in a contemporary light.
A rigorous and poetic approach which distills the essence of the design research, where the steam-bent wood expresses only one structural detail, which draws the attention on each element of the SINGLE CURVE COLLECTION: low table, dining table and stool in three or four legs version.The barstool, included in the SINGLE CURVE COLLECTION, differs from the other Nendo’s proposal for a woven cane larger seat and for a four-leg support. The beech structure proposes the steam-bent element in the backrest which continues horizontally.
Oki Sato (1977)
Head of design and founder of NENDO, OKI SATO was born in 1977 in Toronto, Canada. He received his Master's degree in architecture from Waseda University in Tokyo in 2002 and in the same year he founded the design studio Nendo.
It was named by Newsweek magazine as one of the "100 most influential Japanese" and has won numerous important awards including the Designer of the Year from Wallpaper magazine, Elle Deco magazine, Maison & Objet Paris and as Guest of Honor from Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair .
Oki Sato has been teaching at Waseda University since 2012.