nendo models H-horse for kartell after architectural beams
 
nendo models H-horse for kartell after architectural beams nendo models H-horse for kartell after architectural beams
apr 05, 2016

nendo models H-horse for kartell after architectural beams

 

nendo has designed ‘H-horse’ for kartell, a child’s rocking horse that references urban-scale structural qualities and materials. the design draws from the shape and form of steel ‘H-beams’, used in large built works like skyscrapers and bridges. strong and highly efficient, these architectural elements form the capital letter ‘H’ in a cross section, giving the structure its mechanical strength.

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the ‘H-horse’ is inspired by architectural steel beams 
all images by akihiro yoshida

 

 

 

by applying this concept directly to a child’s rocking horse for salone del mobile 2016, nendo has created a playful object for kartell that displays the characteristics of both functionality and strength — even with a simplistic use of materials. in keeping with his overall creative approach that sees clever interpretations of the everyday, nendo reconsiders this architectural component as a whimsical and practical product.

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the playful object displays the characteristics of both functionality and strength

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the rocking horse oscillates back and forth

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the object is rendered in kartell’s signature plastic

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nendo reconsiders an architectural component as a whimsical product for children

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sketch

 

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