nendo fuses japanese craft with nordic aesthetics for BoConcept collection

nendo fuses japanese craft with nordic aesthetics for BoConcept collection

nendo fuses japanese craft with nordic aesthetics for BoConcept collection
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nendo has designed ‘fusion’, a thirteen-piece furniture and housewares collection for BoConcept, which — as its name suggests — marries together two otherwise disparate aesthetics: japanese craft and danish manufacturing. as one way to mix two and three dimensions, origami folds and patterns wrap the exterior surface of a set of cups. geometric animals that result from each set of folds are painted inside the mug. squirrels and penguins appear as people drink, translating the abstract creases into recognizable forms. the motif has been applied to plates, trays, cushions and carpets.

nendo fuses japanese craft with nordic aesthetics for BoConcept collection

 

 

the sofa is composed of four freely arrangeable, differently-sized cushions on a daybed, offering the user various postures for sitting. the armchair suggests a single surface folded into multi-dimensional form. both link back to the origami process of turning a continuous surface into dynamic object, and attempt to bring together the notions of complete and incomplete. other products in the collection include a storage unit, stacking coffee tables, and wall clock with scissors, with the rotating ‘blades’ as the hands of the timepiece.

nendo fuses japanese craft with nordic aesthetics for BoConcept collection

overview of the storage-unit with various pieces from the thirteen-piece collection

 

 

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nendo fuses japanese craft with nordic aesthetics for BoConcept collection

 ‘fusion’ chair with pouffe

nendo fuses japanese craft with nordic aesthetics for BoConcept collection

 the armchair suggests a single surface folded into multi-dimensional form

nendo fuses japanese craft with nordic aesthetics for BoConcept collection

 ‘fusion’ sofa

nendo fuses japanese craft with nordic aesthetics for BoConcept collection

the sofa is composed of four freely arrangeable, differently-sized cushions on a daybed

nendo fuses japanese craft with nordic aesthetics for BoConcept collection

 ‘fusion’ coffee tables

nendo fuses japanese craft with nordic aesthetics for BoConcept collection

the modular tables can be arranged freely

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nendo fuses japanese craft with nordic aesthetics for BoConcept collection
 ‘fusion’ wall clock

 

 

  • nice – excellent fusion of the two cultures

    dbkii
    May 28, 2014

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