Nendo designs Winnie-the-Pooh
glassware for Walt Disney Japan

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Pooh-Glassware by Nendo

Japanese studio Nendo – whose designers continue to prove they will try their hand at anything – has launched a Winnie-the-Pooh glassware set.

Pooh-Glassware by Nendo

The Pooh Glassware was designed for Walt Disney in Japan as part of a series of products themed around the children's story books.


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To accompany the set of glass vessels, Nendo created a series of yellow silicon bases and tops that depict the activities and habitats of the cartoon bear.

Pooh-Glassware by Nendo

"Rather than focus our design attention on the glassware, we chose to redesign the coasters and lids," said Nendo.

Pooh-Glassware by Nendo

The lids and stoppers feature 3D models of some of Pooh's most notorious stunts, including climbing trees, sticking his head in a jar of honey and hanging from a balloon.

Pooh-Glassware by Nendo

These fit into a range of multi-purpose jars with different-sized openings.

Pooh-Glassware by Nendo

Coasters for drinking glasses recreate settings from the illustrations: the door to the house, honey on a branch, the clock in Pooh's room and the bear stuck in a hole.

Pooh-Glassware by Nendo

The Winnie-the-Pooh stories were written by AA Milne in the 1920s for his son Christopher Robin, before the characters were commercialised by American producer Stephen Slesinger in the 1930s.

Pooh-Glassware by Nendo

Following Milne's death, the rights to the franchise were licensed to animation studio Walt Disney Productions in 1961.

Pooh-Glassware by Nendo

Nendo has also dressed up a series of wooden furniture to look like characters from the Winnie-the-Pooh stories.

Pooh-Glassware by Nendo

The vast number of projects completed by the studio in recent months also includes lamp shades based on Japanese cooking utensils and minimal watches with graphics taken from a draughtsman's tools.

  • Charlie Winchester

    Very sweet.

    • simon

      Very Alessi.

  • Benjamin C

    Blatant imitation of the Alessi Gianni collection – but playful nonetheless.

  • Robbie Metherell

    Fun