Next week Nendo will be displaying its Textured Transparencies Collection of furniture in Milan. The table that is shown here is a half-transparent wooden table that is made by casting clear acrylic in a wooden form with a strong grain, and then assembled individually to create the effect. At first glance I really had thought that they had found a way to make wood transparent!
The official explanation is as follows:
We cast clear acrylic in a wooden form with a strong grain and assembled the resulting pieces to create a table made of ‘transparent wood’. We reproduced the butt ends faithfully and bevelled the edges like floorboards, and matched the grains ends and dimensions of the wood used for the table legs to the ‘transparent wood’ to create a unified piece. The two tables have specific and different optical effects: at first glance the black table is wood, but a closer look reveals its transparency, while the clear table is the transparent at first glance, and only later reveals its wooden form.
In addition to the table, Nendo will also be displaying a picture frame, chair and lamp.
Galleria Antonia Jannone
125 Corso Garibaldi
All Photos by Masayuki Hayashi, and provided by Nendo.