Stockholm 2013: Japanese design studio Nendo made a mountain range from laser-cut foamboard at the entrance to the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, which ends tomorrow (+ slideshow).
The designers laser-cut 80 sheets of five-millimetre-thick foamboard and pulled them out into tall loops to form rows of softly curving partitions.
Above: photograph by Dezeen
The partitions were then arranged in the space alongside matching white lamps and aluminium chairs, which resemble some earlier furniture by Nendo such as the Thin Black Lines Chair.
Above: photograph by Dezeen
Nendo also tried to minimise the installation's environmental impact by cutting the sheets of foamboard on site so that they could be delivered on just one truck.
Also in Stockholm this week, Nendo unveiled an installation of 30 lamps made from modular parts in collaboration with Swedish lighting brand Wästberg.
We've been reporting on product launches and events in Stockholm all week, such as brass coat hooks and flower pots made by a 400-year-old Swedish brassworks and an installation of robotic arms and delicate glass – see all news and design from Stockholm 2013.
Other Nendo products launched recently include bowls so thin they quiver in the wind and a collection of furniture inspired by splintered wood– see all design by Nendo.
Above: photograph by Joakim Blockstrom
Photographs are courtesy of Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, except where stated.
Here's some more information from Nendo:
Nendo has been selected as the Guest of Honour of the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2013
80 sheets of mountains / Guest of Honour Installation
An installation created for the entrance hall for the main exhibition space at the Stockholm International Furniture Fair 2013, at which we were honoured to be the Guest of Honour.
We laser-cut and stretched 80 sheets of 3mm aluminium into a set of partitions shaped like mountains, and arranged them to create a landscape of snow-capped mountain ranges in the space. It expresses the way design expands, starting from a single small idea – a method at the basis of our design philosophy.
We also wanted to minimise the exhibition's environmental impact. We stretched the steel sheets on site so that the delivery only needed one truck, and the sheets could be flattened for clearing from the site and recycled.
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