Top image: Melt chair from the black&black collection by Nendo for K%
Above: Scissors magazine rack from the black&black collection by Nendo for K%
The black&black collection includes a chair with a continuous armrest and back, a partition made from strips of plywood mounted on metal pipes and a magazine rack made from steel strips that suspends magazines in mid-air.
Timber stool from the black&black collection by Nendo for K%
The range was shown in Milan but this presentation marks its US debut during the NeoCon trade fair.
Brace storage unit from the black&black collection by Nendo for K%
Oki Sato of Nendo is the design director for K% and will be present for an evening event at the Luminaire showroom on 12 June.
Weave partition from the black&black collection by Nendo for K%
Rain bookshelf from the black&black collection by Nendo for K%
Corners wall clock from the black&black collection by Nendo for K%
Melt chair from the black&black collection by Nendo for K%
Here are some more details from Luminaire:
Luminaire Chicago to Host Oki Sato of Nendo during NeoCon 2012
As part of an ongoing commitment to bringing the best in contemporary design to the public, design showroom Luminaire will host internationally-renowned designer Oki Sato, co-founder of Japanese design studio Nendo and Design Director of K%, for a stunning exhibition and reception during the 2012 NeoCon fair. As part of its exhibition, Luminaire’s Chicago showroom will feature the US debut of the first K% collection, an extraordinary group of work that was a celebrated focal point of April’s events in Milan during the Salone del Mobile.
Curve table and stool from the black&black collection by Nendo for K%
Nendo’s design concept reflects a specific aim: to give weight to the value of inspiration. The studio’s philosophy stems from recognizing the “!” moments hidden in the everyday that enrich life and make it interesting. As they have stated, “We’d like the people who’ve encountered Nendo’s designs to feel these small ‘!’ moments intuitively.” Founded in 2002, Nendo has produced numerous collections that include the award-winning 1% range of small items, as well as the Cabbage chair made from the pleated paper remnants of Issey Miyake’s design production. Additionally, the firm has collaborated with many manufacturers represented by Luminaire including Lasvit, Established & Sons, Cappellini, Moroso, DePadova, Maruni and Foscarini, among others.
Heavy table from the black&black collection by Nendo for K%
Founded in 2011 and inspired by the same kind of design thinking that defines Nendo, the K% collection challenges the way one thinks about the surrounding environment with design that is accessible and affordable without a compromise in quality. The result is a transformation of people’s interaction with everyday objects with work that is deceptively simple, yet complex in its innovative conception and production. As it evolves, K% will involve contributions from different designers. Luminaire’s exhibition will also include pieces from Lasvit, Established & Sons, Bisazza, Cappellini and Foscarini.
Luxury Towers glass containers from the black&black collection by Studio Juju for K%
Reception and exhibition
Tuesday 12 June, 6:30-8:30 pm
301 West Superior
Open to the Public
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