Nendo designs Fusion furniture and
homeware collection for BoConcept

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Japanese studio Nendo has designed a collection of furniture and homeware for Danish brand BoConcept, which includes a seat that appears to hug itself and accessories with patterns based on origami.

Nendo's Fusion furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept

The thirteen-piece Fusion range was designed by Nendo to blend elements of Japanese and Danish design.

Nendo's Fusion furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept

"Like the collection's name suggests, we wanted to create new functions and visual effects by fusing together two different elements," said Nendo.

Nendo's Fusion furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept

Accessories in the range for BoConcept are patterned with geometric forms based on the Japanese paper-folding art of origami.

Nendo's Fusion furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept

"Our first idea was to use origami, the traditional Japanese art of bending a two-dimensional sheet of paper to make a three-dimensional object," said the designers.

Nendo's Fusion furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept

These shapes wrap around the outside of a series of cups, echoed by similar patterns inside that are designed to look like various animals.

Nendo's Fusion furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept

Nendo also applied the patterns to cushions, rugs, plates and trays, in a range of colours.

Nendo's Fusion furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept

On the plates, the folds are made into two-way symmetrical patterns to create kaleidoscopic effects.

Nendo's Fusion furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept

A flat day bed has four loose block-shaped cushions in different sizes that can be arranged to accommodate different seating positions.

Nendo's Fusion furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept

An armchair appears to be bent into shape from a flat section, the back curling up to hug the folded arms.

Nendo's Fusion furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept

There's also a footstool that has rounded wooden legs that match the supports for the chair. All of these furniture pieces come upholstered in leather or fabric.

Nendo's Fusion furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept

White tables are modelled on pairs of spectacles, with two circular surfaces that look like lenses and legs that echo the frames.

Nendo's Fusion furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept

Each table consists of two pairs of "glasses", sharing a leg that acts as a pivot point so the shorter element can rotate beneath the other.

Nendo's Fusion furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept

Shelving units are offset from their backboards so they slot together side by side to form a wall system.

Nendo's Fusion furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept

The collection also features wooden accessories including a wall clock with scissors for hands, a reversible holder for candles and tea lights, and ornaments shaped like abstract birds with tiny cones for beaks.

Nendo's Fusion furniture and homeware collection for BoConcept

Nendo is one of today's most prolific design studios, working on everything from furniture and interiors to sunglasses and shoes in the last few months.