nendo ” ! “

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More lighting designs, this time from the Japanese company Nendo. The multi award winning (3 Red Dot Awards, Furniture Design Award, iF Product Design Award just to name a few for 2008) designer Oki Sato fronts what Newsweek listed as one of “The Top 100 Small Japanese Companies” in 2007.

Giving people a small ” ! ” moment.
There are so many small ” ! ” moments hidden in our everyday.

That’s nendo’s job

Nendo’s designs are especially interesting I think, in how they work with the concepts of nature: from the motion of a flower, to the craft of a bird, to the affects of a rainstorm.
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hanabi: I.D. Annual Design Review / Best Product
The heat of the bulb makes this shape-memory alloy lamp “bloom” whenever the light is turned on. “hanabi”, the Japanese word for “fireworks”, literally means “flower + fire.” Both flowers and fire fade away so quickly and easily. Like its namesake, this light flickers between beauty and disappearance.

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trinos
Light and shadow emerge at random from this lighting fixture of uniform flat pieces woven together just as a bird collects twigs to make a nest.

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sorane
sorane means ’sound of sky’ in Japanese. This transparent acrylic disc emits sound and light from above, just like soft rain and thunder.

I think it’s that unexpected link to nature, to something organic, that gives these designs the ” ! ” To see more of Sato’s work “ranging from architecture and events to product and graphic design” visit Nendo.

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2 Responses to “nendo ” ! “”

  1. Jon Says:

    That ceiling light is a great idea… looks cool too!

    Jon
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