Splinter collection from Nendo

Dec 24, 2012
  • Article by Online Editor
  • Designer nendo

Japanese design studio Nendo has unveiled its new furniture collection, which will be officially launched at imm cologne in Germany in January 2013.

Called Splinter, the elements of the timber furniture objects appear to split and peel away from one another. The backrest of a chair divides to become armrests and legs, while the base of a table cedes to become three splayed legs. But rather than giving the collection a harsh, jagged aesthetic, the concept is characterised by Nendo’s trademark restraint and simplicity – with each timber section peeling out gently, rather than breaking away.

The collection has been created for Conde House, a Japanese furniture manufacturer based in the Asahikawa region. Larger pieces of wood were used at their original thickness for strength, with the smaller, more slender components made from the thinner pieces of wood that had broken away.

Splinter includes a chair, a side and coffee table, coat stand, freestanding mirrors and a clothes rack.

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