‘mimicry chairs’ by nendo image © daici ano

japanese design studio nendo has conceived a collection of ‘mimicry chairs’ composed of pressed and punched metal and lacquered white to give it a ghost-like aesthetic. the project’s philosophy is generated through reinterpreting and multiplying a single white chair in ten different ways, where the series will then appear in ten varying locations throughout the V&A victoria & albert museum during 2012 london design festival – the experience beginning in the main entrance of the museum. the journey then carries on throughout the space – positioning the chairs in galleries, staircases and corridors. each design has been carefully created to reflect and ‘mimic’ the location in which it is placed – poetically communicating the relationship an object shares with its environment.

nendo: mimicry chair installation at london V&A museum the chairs are composed of pressed and punched metal and lacquered white to give it a ghost-like aesthetic image © daici ano

nendo: mimicry chair installation at london V&A museum the project’s philosophy is generated through reinterpreting and multiplying a single white chair in ten different ways image © daici ano

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nendo: mimicry chair installation at london V&A museum the series will then appear in ten varying locations throughout the victoria and albert museum image © daici ano

nendo: mimicry chair installation at london V&A museum the project will run through the 2012 london design festival image © daici ano

nendo: mimicry chair installation at london V&A museum the experience begins in the main entrance of the museum image © daici ano

nendo: mimicry chair installation at london V&A museum the project poetically communicates the relationship an object shares with its environment image © daici ano

nendo: mimicry chair installation at london V&A museum each design has been carefully created to reflect and ‘mimic’ the location in which it is placed image © daici ano

nendo: mimicry chair installation at london V&A museum the chairs in a stacked formation image © daici ano

nendo: mimicry chair installation at london V&A museum the chairs will be positioned throughout galleries, staircases and corridors image © daici ano

nendo: mimicry chair installation at london V&A museum a chair hanging from the ceiling image © daici ano

nendo: mimicry chair installation at london V&A museum the audience is able to experience the designs throughout the museum image © daici ano