Japanese-Danish fusion

Japanese design studio Nendo takes inspiration from origami patterns for the design of a furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept.

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. 

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