Nendo’s project reacts to the attitude of mass-production design to respond to any room. The installation features site-specific and minimal sketch-like designs “parasiting” on to corners and edges of the space, the side of the floor and the exhibition’s stands.
Border Table is made of 5 mm square metal rods running along the contours the room’s volumes and supports small tabletops measuring a radius of 100mm.
Oki Sato, founder of Nendo says; “The projects develops a new relationship between space and furniture by conceiving the design of the furniture from a specific space”.
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The hand-sketched style of Border Table is also enhaced by a white fading effect. The metal stems extending in the room with an optical illusion seemt blend into the walls.
Oki Sato says “By walking around the gallery we went through a special design process of being inspired by elements that are normally troublesome, such as the corner of the room or protruding columns”.
“In the process, we took turns in verifying how the furniture was balanced as it was placed within the space, as well as the proportion of the furniture itself”.
Eye of Gyre in Omotesando, Tokyo, is an art and design gallery working on the concept “Shop and Think”. “We aim to have consumers contemplate how the act of consumption affects this world and in what ways their shopping is connected to the planet”.
Designers: Yuki Funakoshi, Marina Ike – Photos by Hiroshi Iwasaki, Masaya Yoshimura, courtesy by Nendo.