‘splinter collection’ for conde house by nendo
all photos by yoneo kawabe
nendo has developed a series of furniture whose forms reflect the way in which bark pares away from wood.
the ‘splinter collection’ for japan-based manufacturer conde house includes a chair, side table, mirror, coat rack and hanger whose parts
‘peel away’ from one another in order to establish the functional and ergonomic qualities of the designs – whereby the original thickness
of the material provides strength, while the thinner fragmented areas are seen as the more delicate parts. here, the backrests of the chairs
divide becoming arm rests and legs; the top of the coat rack separates itself from the main body to offer hanging hooks;
the side table’s stand is a splintered base of three structural legs, all in an attempt to retain the original pliancy of the wood.
‘splinter’ arm chair
the backrests of the chairs separate to form the arms and legs
arm chair disassembled
‘splinter’ side table
the base of the table peels away to form a three legged structure
‘splinter’ coat rack