Splinter Collection by Nendo
If you think that having splinters in timber furniture is a sign that this furniture is outdated or even broken, you haven’t seen the Splinter furniture collection by Japanese company Nendo, as they present the new and unconventional approaches to furniture making. Let’s check it out!
Splinter Furniture Collection
Remember Nendo company, known for Black&Black furniture line for K% and Shivering bowls that shiver from the slightest touch. Nendo is a fast developing company based both in Tokyo, Japan and Milan, Italy. Just recently, in 2012 Nendo has participated in several exhibition worldwide. So, having this splendid conceptual lines, Nendo presented the Splinter collection, which is characterized by an exceptional “splintery” design. Don’t worry, these “splinters” won’t hurt you, because they are not real! Japanese design company Nendo, has designed this exclusive line for Conde House, Asakinawa based manufacturing company, famous for its timber products.
The collection consists from chairs, tables, mirrors, a coat hook and a rack each with a peeling off effect. Each splinter bears a functional purpose, for instance the chairs’s backrest is made entirely from the so called “splinters”. The table’s base is splitting into three parts to make a sustainable foundation. The coat rack’s pole is splitting into three to make the hooks for the coats, hats, and other stuff. It is interesting to note that the wood was actually peeled off with a special technology, kept in secret by the company. The splinter that seem as they should be falling off are actually pretty sturdy and can be relied on. Following the company’s concept of giving people that little “wow” effect after seeing their collections, Nendo is making a perfect work in this direction, giving us a little “!”, and make us wonder how do they do it and get inspired! Are you inspired?