released in 2015, ‘chocolatexture’ was based on the theme of chocolates with the same raw materials but with diverse textures and different tastes created from those distinctive textures. what was perceived through this latest design by nendo was that, although eating is generally thought of as one action, is actually the taste recognized after going through various procedures such as ‘place on top of the tongue’, ‘bite’, ‘roll inside the mouth’, ‘melt’ and ‘swallow’. 

nendo designed new chocolates for by  n designboomthe ‘chocolatexturebar’ 
photos by akihiro yoshida



by | n’s ‘chocolatetexturebar’ is a single bar of chocolate, but the surface is divided into 12 faces, each with diverse texture. by tasting each face with the tongue, where one can enjoy a new taste dimension that is unlike any other conventional chocolates. stripes, dots, zigzags, checkered and wave patterns, create different three dimensional patterns, that are paired with five contrasting flavors: milk, strawberry, white, bitter and matcha. 

nendo designed new chocolates for by  n designboomthe packaging by nendo



‘chocolatemixture’ combines various flavors that can be mixed into flask-shaped chocolates – freeze dried mango and raspberry, popping candy, three colored heart-shaped sugar and chocolate puffs, all which are contained in miniature-sized test tubes. the lids are made of white chocolate that have been fumigated to develop a cork color. 

nendo-new-chocolates-by-n-designboom-00512 different textures in each bar of chocolate



the chocolate manufacture used their skillful production methods to produce hollow vessels of chocolate. the result is an experience that one can not only relish in flavor, but also enjoy developing different pallets through mixing combinations. checkout our interview with nendo at the 2015 maison et objet, where he reveals being a true chocolate fan. 

nendo designed new chocolates for by  n designboomthe ‘chocolatemixture’ kit

 nendo-new-chocolates-by-n-designboom-011the vessel is hollowed and made of chocolate nendo-new-chocolates-by-n-designboom-012the mini test tubes  with various flavorsnendo designed new chocolates for by  n designboomconsumers can mix and match to their liking  nendo-new-chocolates-by-n-designboom-014the lids are made of white chocolatenendo-new-chocolates-by-n-designboom-015
the bottles are shaped like mini test-tubes

nendo designed new chocolates for by  n designboom
sleek, minimalist packaging

nendo-new-chocolates-by-n-designboom-006the variety kit

nendo-new-chocolates-by-n-designboom-007the ‘chocolatetexturebar’ comes in five flavors

nendo-new-chocolates-by-n-designboom-010each kit includes four vessels and five test tubes

nendo-new-chocolates-by-n-designboom-008the packaging for the ‘chocolamixture’