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.

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.

the playful object displays the characteristics of both functionality and strength

the rocking horse oscillates back and forth

the object is rendered in kartell’s signature plastic

nendo reconsiders an architectural component as a whimsical product for children



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