air lids

A kitchenware collection focusing on different lid designs in collaboration with Daikin, an air conditioning equipment manufacturer.
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bunaco speaker


“Bunaco”, developed to make effective use of the abundance of beech trees that grow in Aomori prefecture in Japan. By rolling thin and narrow strips of beech wood to create coil-based shapes, objects that are water resistant with less cracks and distortions can be made.
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seven doors

Seven door designs to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Abe Kogyo, a manufacturer of wooden front and interior doors, partitions, fixtures and custom-made furniture.
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twig

Since the Italian furniture brand ALIAS specialises in furniture made from aluminium, the idea was to create a chair made of four aluminium “twigs” and a seat. While the aluminium structure of all of the chairs is the same, five upper portion unit variations feature differing shapes, colours, and materials.
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chocolate textures

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There are many factors that determine a chocolate’s taste.
In coming up with a new chocolate concept, we turned out attention not to such factors, but to the chocolate’s “shape.”
The 9 different types of chocolate are made within the same size, 26x26x26mm,
featuring pointed tips, hollow interiors, smooth or rough surface textures–
and, while the raw materials are identical, the distinctive textures create different tastes.
Each chocolate is directly named after Japanese expressions used to describe texture.
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paper brick

paper brick / nendo

A set of paper blocks designed for an insert in Japanese lifestyle magazine Pen. Readers can create a pseudo-3D object by stacking tricolor blocks that seem three-dimensional.
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notescape

notescape/ Nendo

Nendo’s contribution to Moleskine’s ‘Detour’ exhibition, in which the venerable Italian firm (200+ years and counting) gave fifty designers and artists free range to create a piece for the show.
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still & sparkling

still & sparkling/ nendo

glass is a lot like water – still like frozen water, and sparkling at the same time
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