Nendo's latest chair design brings out the charm and attraction of natural materials from all different angles.
The Print Chair deigned by Japanese design studio Nendo explore the possibilities in product design when two materials of different texture are combined. The chair’s surface mixes two different patterns, created by printing wood grains onto wood with an already distinctive grain.
We experimented with different degrees of combination; for some seats we layered two different wood grain patterns, and for others printed enlarged, abstracted wood grain patterns into the existing pattern, says Nendo founder Oki Sato.
The studio further experimented with other materials, replacing the seat base with OSB laminate board or printing marble patterns onto some chairs.
Thanks to printing technology we could make fine adjustments like the scale, density and colours over and over, adds Sato.
The Print Chair will be on display at Nendo’s solo exhibition in Brera during Salone del Mobile 2014.