Inspired by the look of splintered wood, Nendo’s new wooden furniture collection is simple and elegant.
Nendo have created a range of furniture for Conde House, a manufacturer based in Japan’s famous Asahikawa wooden furniture region. The collection, which is titled "Splinter", includes a chair, coat stand, side tables and two mirrors. Each piece approaches wood gently, going with the grain to ensure the wood’s original pliancy is maintained. Appearing as though the wood has been peeled away, Nendo successfully makes each piece unique.
The chairs’ backrests divide to become armrests and legs, while the side table splits into three legs. The coat stand branches out at the top to provide a number of coat hooks.
"We kept larger pieces of wood at their original thickness to provide strength where necessary, and used thick pieces of wood that had splintered off for more delicate parts," says Nendo.
Splinter will be presented at the Imm Cologne in Germany from 14 to 20 January 2013.