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Nendo has launched a new collection of sleek stationery products to be sold from April this year, and available in Japan from February. Designer Oki Sato’s brainchild, Nendo has designed a wide range of products, including events spaces and stores, for brands like Hermes, Puma, Tod’s and Issey Miyake, and its products have been featured at various museum and design centres in some of the most important cities across the globe.
The company’s latest collection of stationery products is simple, distinctive and functional. The current range includes:
Most of this pen is its cap. Reversing the cap turns the pen into a tablet stylus. However, for easy portability, the pen also comes with a shorter cap.
This clear and handy acrylic ruler has markings which fade from white to black, making it easy to use on dark and light surfaces alike.
Circle tags are sticky notes in the shape of pie charts. The drawback of traditional square and rectangular sticky notes is that they can be easily ripped off when their corners are caught. This shortcoming is tackled by Nendo’s circle tags by generating a wedge form, increasing the sticky surface area and reducing the number of corners.
Link clips are paper clips that come connected but can be detached one by one. This avoids clutter on the desk. They are made out of paper, making them easy to handle and environmentally friendly. The use of high-friction paper ensures a strong grip and durability. The link clips can be recycled with normal paper.
These three-dimensional rubber bands are geometrically shaped for easy grip. And we think they look great.
Ideal for filing small objects on any desk, the outline trays are frames rather than containers making it easier to clean inside the tray. When not in use, the trays can be stacked for compact storage.
It gets its name from a repeated cross pattern as viewed from above. The cross pen-stand stabilises pens and pencils separately and can also hold other objects such as rulers, cards and memo papers.
Flip back the sides of this pen case once it’s opened and you will have an upright penholder. The peel pen-case is ideal for mobile and desk use alike.
hard cover memo-pad
The perforated pages are easily detachable and the light grey cross pattern printing provides a visual surface that is less restrictive than lines but gives more guidance than dots. It is suitable for both writing and sketching. When the cover is flipped back, it provides a stable surface to takes notes even while standing. With mobility in mind the memo pad comes in two sizes: A5 and 6in smartphone.
This notebook lacks one corner and has a colourful edge to help with filing. When filed with the spine outwards, the notebooks present a neat appearance; when filed with the edges outwards, they are easily distinguishable by colour. When turned upside down, the position of the cut-out changes making it distinctive and easy therefore easy to grab. Like the hard cover memo pads, the pages of edge notebooks are printed in a light cross pattern to provide a visual surface which is less restrictive than lines but gives more guidance than dots and can be used for both writing and sketching.
Dot envelopes are traditional Japanese gift-giving envelopes with a customary two-colour decorative tie pattern depicted in dots. The paper is embossed and treated with ultraviolet ink for a glossy print and a distinctive spatial effect. It is a simple and contemporary take on a traditional item.
Planex steel locker system with Gantner ‘smart’ electronic lock has been used at Western Sydney University, designed to empower students.