nendo's snow capped mountain installation at stockholm furniture fair
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feb 08, 2013
nendo's snow capped mountain installation at stockholm furniture fair


’80 sheets of mountains’ by nendo at the stockholm furniture & light fair 2013
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nendo is the stockholm furniture & light fair‘s tenth guest of honor, a title which recognizes and celebrates an international designer,
by inviting them to create an installation within the main entrance of the venue.

 

in wanting to create a landscape of snow-capped mountains, the japanese studio laser-cut and stretched 80 sheets of 5mm plastic foam board to create partitions,
evenly spaced from one another, to form a range of peaks varying in size over the expansive space. the hilly volumes have been arranged in such a way,
that they create internal open pockets within where by furniture is placed, encouraging visitors to engage with the work and take a break from
the hustle and bustle of the fair.

 

in developing the large-scale work, nendo wanted to reduce the exhibition’s environmental impact, but still produce an installation with maximum effect.
to do so, the thin panels of material were stretched directly on site, in order that everything was packed compactly and that only one truck was needed
to deliver all the necessary components. after the show ends, the pieces can be easily flattened and recycled.

 

 


oki sato presents the concept behind his ’80 sheets of mountains’ installation

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nendo stockholm furniture & light fair guest of honor
plastic foam sheets have been cut and stretched to form a mountain range within the main entrance of the fair
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nendo stockholm furniture & light fair guest of honor
furniture is installed within openings

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nendo stockholm furniture & light fair guest of honor
visitors are able to engage with the work and take a break

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nendo stockholm furniture & light fair guest of honor
detailed view of the stretched sheets

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nendo stockholm furniture & light fair guest of honor
the ‘mountains’ vary height

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nendo stockholm furniture & light fair guest of honor
‘zabuton’ chair by nendo for moroso

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nendo stockholm furniture & light fair guest of honor
‘dancing square shelves’ by nendo

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nendo stockholm furniture & light fair guest of honor
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nendo stockholm furniture & light fair guest of honor
visitors enjoying the installation

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oki sato of nendo
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bird’s-eye view of the stark white landscape

 

nendo stockholm furniture & light fair guest of honor
rendering of nendo’s installation for the stockholm furniture & light fair

image courtesy of nendo

 

 

nendo stockholm furniture & light fair guest of honor
image courtesy of nendo

 

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