Colored-pencil table
by Nendo

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Japanese design studio Nendo covered this series of tables in paper and applied colour using crayons.

Colored-pencil table by Nendo

The Colored-pencil tables were prepared using a technique called udukuri, where softer parts of cypress wood were worn away to leave the harder lines of the grain standing proud.

Colored-pencil table by Nendo

Paper was then laid over the top and coloured in to create delicate rubbings of the texture underneath.

Colored-pencil table by Nendo

"This created a tantalising juxtaposition between the familiar proportions of wood and the finish of the paper, and an inviting fusion of the subtle shades and blur of the coloured pencils with the raised wood grain," say Nendo.

Colored-pencil table by Nendo

"Ultimately, the project gave us a glimpse of the future of furniture, through the manipulation of surface texture."

Colored-pencil table by Nendo

The project will be on show at the Saint-Etienne Design Biennial in France from 14 to 31 March.

Colored-pencil table by Nendo

We recently featured a bench made of thin wire that had been coloured in with crayons.

Colored-pencil table by Nendo

Japanese designer Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architecture Office has previously used the udukuri process to expose wood grain before coating it in fluorescent resin.

Colored-pencil table by Nendo

Other projects by Nendo on Dezeen include bowls so thin that the quiver in the wind and chairs coated in fishing line rather than varnish.

Colored-pencil table by Nendo

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Photos are by Hiroshi Iwasaki.

Colored-pencil table by Nendo

  • Hope the interns were paid to do this.

    • mia

      Exactly.

  • Job satisfaction written all over it.

  • beatrice

    Jealous. 9.9/10.

  • Alan

    Please stop playing at being an artist! The gimmick design trend is over! Why do festivals and museums have to support these kind of activities? Can we come down to something more honest, just design?