Oh my gosh. This is a chair? Well I've never seen a chair like this before. How cool is it? So unique, so original and it's almost like a work of art than a chair. I mean it's hardly even there, a backrest, armrests and a transparent seat like a hammock. I could imagine feeling a little apprehensive actually sitting on it but it's actually made from polyurethane film, commonly used as a packing material with high elasticity and ability to return to its original state. Where else could a design like this come from other than Japan. Nendo recently presented this at Milan (I'm so glad I'm not there right now during the Furniture Fair because it's just too busy. Ok I'm jealous) I blogged their amazing office back here and they have been so busy since then!
Our furniture collection explored transparency, but with a difference: not transparency that seeks only to disappear visually, but the half-transparency that exists in gradations in the space between the transparent and the opaque, and the minute differences visible between different levels of transparency.
I'm absolutely in love this set of coffee tables called Pond by Nendo for Moroso that was also launched at the fair in Milan. The underside is patterned and reflected in the mirrored surfaces, it's quite subtle but beautiful and clever. I love the thin metal legs, so elegant, I can see this in my lounge room...
From Nendo:Pond – design by Nendo
The narcissist low table.
Pond illustrates the seductive mystery of an image reflected in a mirror. The idea of a pond as seen in the table’s round shape and in its inspiration which reveals the silence of Nature, the hush of the woods and the trees in bloom reflected inside it.
The table has a simple structure: three rods raise and separate two tabletops, one decorated and upside down, the other a mirror that expands the table’s heigh and depth. But the idea behind this design conceals a particularly fascinating design study.
I love these guys!
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