nendo: stone garden for caesarstone at toronto IDS 2013
nendo: stone garden for caesarstone at toronto IDS 2013 nendo: stone garden for caesarstone at toronto IDS 2013
jan 28, 2013
nendo: stone garden for caesarstone at toronto IDS 2013

‘stone garden’ installation for caesarstone by nendo presented at the toronto interior design show 2013




presented at the 2013 toronto interior design show, the ‘stone garden’ installation by japanese studio nendo was conceived as clusters of overlapping one-legged tables overlapping in order to support each other. produced in collaboration with caeserstone, the pieces were held in place without using any nails or screws to secure them, and employed a modular system, allowing for the option to change the depth and direction of their placement, forming to freely fit within the environment – like how an amoeba adaptsto its surroundings. since the tables are stabilized by the weight of other ones, caesarstone – a crushed natural quartz – was implemented for their surfaces, creating a new kind of ground surface seeming to float like a garden in the universe.

general overview of the ‘stone garden’ installation
image © designboom




the installation explores the boundary between ‘furniture’ and ‘non-furniture’. tables that aren’t quite tables form a cluster, creating a new kind of ground surface like a garden floating in the universe, far beyond the scale of individual tables. the unique variety and quality of natural colours and textures of the caesarstone surfaces are perfect to be arranged in a composition like the stylized landscape of a japanese rock garden.’ – oki sato, chief designer of nendo

the tables form a landscape of stepping stones
image © designboom



the installation is composed of one-legged tables which are supported by one another to create the floating landscape



image © designboom



clustering of the tables draws from that of the arrangements seen in japanese rock gardens
image © designboom



the tabletops are made from caesarstone
image © designboom





aerial view of ‘stone garden’

comments policy
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

ids 2013 (3 articles)