Through fusing together two different elements, Nendo creates a new visual effect for their latest product design collection.
Japanese design studio Nendo has created a thirteen-piece collection of furniture and homeware for Danish furniture manufacturer BoConcept.
The studio was inspired by origami, the traditional Japanese art of bending a two-dimensional sheet of paper to make a three dimensional object, for the Fusion collection.
As one way to mix two and three-dimensions into a new form, we transferred origami folds, as a pattern, onto a collection of homeware including cups, plates, cushions and carpets, says Nendo founder Oki Sato.
Nendo’s design of a comfortable sofa, composed of four freely arrangeable, differently-sized cushions on a day bed, offers users many different postures for sitting, while the design of an armchair suggests a single surface folded into three-dimensional form. Both link back to the origami process of turning a continuous surface into a variable form.
Other products in the collection include a wall clock with scissors, a fusion range of tables that change shape freely, a hat and bird-shaped ornament as well as a candleholder for tea lights and candles.
Overall, by experimenting with the fusion of a variety of elements, we are able to create a collection that fuses Japanese design with Danish manufacturing, concludes Sato.