nendo presents alias 'okome' furniture at orgatec 2016
 

nendo presents alias 'okome' furniture at orgatec 2016

 

orgatec 2016: designed by japanese studio nendo, the alias ‘okome’ furniture system was on show at the bergamo-based company’s stand at the orgatec 2016 fair. the upholstered collection announces the brand’s entrance into the living-contract working environment, where fresh, refined and group creativity is required. referencing the natural shapes of pebbles smoothed by water, the family of seats and backs are characterized by its wide angles and soft, rounded forms.

alias-okome-nendo-orgatec-2016-designboom02
the natural forms of the system was sourced from the shapes of water-smoothed pebbles
image courtesy of alias design

 

 

with a total of nine different configurations, the alias ‘okome’ combines various elements together to meet specific demands of the office and home environments. ranging from single seats to full sofa sets, the conformations are suited for a variety of uses and situations like waiting rooms, impromptu meetings and private communication zones. with the multiple arrangements of the systems, nendo has created unique sets that can be easily managed for different spaces.

alias-okome-nendo-orgatec-2016-designboomthumbnews
the sets are covered in kavdrat fabrics
image courtesy of alias design

 

 

made from a wood structure, the furniture features a layer of memory foam in order to retain its shape, and is covered in upholstery. alongside the seats and sofas, the ‘okome’ system is enhanced by a range of complementary items. these include; an attractive pouf which can double as another seat; a practical table made from stove enameled steel and MDF; and the table cable which is a pouf that encloses a container within.

alias-okome-nendo-orgatec-2016-designboom01
memory foam ensures comfort whilst retaining the furniture’s form
image courtesy of alias design

 

alias-okome-nendo-orgatec-2016-designboom03
the ‘okome’ system at alias’ stand at the orgatec 2016
image © designboom

 

alias-okome-nendo-orgatec-2016-designboom04
the furniture system can include complimentary additions
image © designboom

 

alias-okome-nendo-orgatec-2016-designboom05
tables and poufs can join the furniture arrangements
image © designboom

 

alias-okome-nendo-orgatec-2016-designboom06
oki sato sitting on the ‘okome’ sofa
image courtesy of alias design

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    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.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    492,673 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample