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Objects in movement: Traces collection by Nendo at the Collective Design of New York

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Graphic simplicity and pure feelings are the key words of Traces, the new furniture and lightning collection presented by Nendo at the Collective Design of New York.

Oki Sato, the genius designer behind the Japanese studio, was inspired by the invisible connection between the skecth and the final product, demonstrating how every object is subject to transformation, in relation to our necessity.

“Everything is based on what’s invisible in our daily lives” says Oki Sato, “within the space where we live there are items that move,” said the studio. “They are furniture, doors and windows – items that move in relation to our daily activities. Although they may not be visible, we are subconsciously aware of the traces of their movements every day. For example, because of that, we do not put a vase in front of a door.”

Each of the twenty pieces of the collection plays on the concept of movement: from cupboards’ doors swinging in unexpected orientations to hanging lamps oscillating sinuously.

In case you missed it, the collection is available on: http://www.nendo.jp/en/works/trace-collection-2/trace-container/
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Valentina Mariani

Valentina Mariani

London based freelance journalist. Fashion addicted, design passionate and art lover. Her favorite quote is “Everything you can imagine is real.” (Pablo Picasso)

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