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Oppopet computer mouse by Nendo - Featured Image

Oppopet Computer Mouse by Nendo

This series of Oppopet computer mice is the latest from Japanese design firm Nendo, designed for ELECOM. This wireless optical mouse comes with a USB receiver that is in the shape of different animal tails. Simply plug the tail into the computer and the mouse is ready for use. Once done, just plug the tail…

Rinkak Mouse by Nendo for Elecom - Featured Image

Rinkak Mouse by Nendo for Elecom

Nendo designed this series of “Rinkak” mice for Japanese company ELECOM. The name rinkak comes from the Japanese word “rinkaku”, which refers to an object’s outline against its own background. The design incorporates the outline of the mouse itself and seems to extend out to the USB cable, therefore the mouse becomes the background and…

Bell Orgel Music Box by Nendo - Featured Image

Nendo Designs Bell Orgel Music Box

Nendo designed these Bell Orgel music boxes for Japanese department store Isetan. This was in cooperation with Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “moretrees” initative, which promotes the protection of forests. The bell-shaped music boxes were made of Japanese cypress (hinoki), harvested from sustainable forest management practices, into three varieties: hand bell, standing bell and hanging bell….

Kotoli Picnic Box Designed by Nendo for Ruinart - Featured Image

Nendo Designs Picnic Box for Champagne House Ruinart

Japanese design company Nendo worked with the oldest champagne house Ruinart to design this Kotoli Picnic Box. Ruinart wanted to celebrate all that a city has to offer through picnicking, rather than trying to escape the hectic city life. Nendo’s designs just tells that story. The inspiration comes from birds that perch on the criss-crossing…

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Nendo’s Visible Structures Furniture at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Nendo’s newly commissioned installation Visible Structures will be featured as part of the Modern by Design exhibition to be held at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta starting June 4th. The installation will feature a collection of carbon fiber furniture, specifically exploring the material in a supporting role to the main material.  Carbon fiber was…

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Wednesday Report from Salone del Mobile’s Euroluce

Check out some of these pieces from the lighting exhibition Euroluce during the Salone del Mobile. Foscarini The Maki lighting by Nendo was originally just a simple concept created by wrapping two pieces of round paper together to create a lighting product.  Some adjustments had to be made when the production material – aluminum –…

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Transparent Table and More by Nendo

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…