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Nendo // Designer of the year @ M&O2015

View over the counter of the lounge © Anne-Emmanuelle Thion via Maison&Objet.com

When we found out Nendo was receiving the Designer of the year Prize at the winter edition of Maison&Objet..well..no surprise for us.
Oki Sato and the team behind Nendo are what you can call actual ‘full scale designers’ (does the quote “from the spoon to the city” ring a bell?).

These past few years they took over the whole design world with their projects covering stationery till architecture, shifting from animated commercial to emotional installation.

For this occasion, Sato conceived a special lounge, presented at the Parisian fair from opening on January 23th to 27th. Experience the multi-sensorial Chocolatexture lounge by Nendo through the pictures below.

// Quando abbiamo scoperto che Nendo avrebbe ricevuto il premio come Designer dell’anno durante l’edizione invernale di Maison & Objet..nessuna sorpresa per noi.
Oki Sato e tutto il team dello studio Nendo corrispondono a quello che possiamo chiamare designer a tutto tondo (vi ricorda qualcosa la frase “dal cucchiaio alla città?”).

In questi anni abbiamo assistito alla loro conquista del mondo del design a colpi di progetti che spaziano dalla cancelleria all’architettura, passando dagli spot animati alle istallazioni emozionali. 
Per l’occasione, Oki Sato ha concepito una speciale lounge, presentata durante la settimana di M&O del 23-27 Gennaio a Parigi. Rivivete la multisensoriale Chocolatexture Lounge di Nendo attraverso le foto seguenti.

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Oki Sato in front of his aluminium rods at Chocolatexture Lounge, Hall 8. © designboom

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The swirl effect created by the aluminium rods. © designboom

External view of the lounge. © invasioni

© francis amiand

Inside the forest of aluminium rods, Nendo placed various pieces born from his collaboration with such companies as Cappellini, Moroso, Emeco and Desalto and tailored for the occasion with the colour of chocolate. © Francis Amiand via Maison&Objet.com

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A piece by Nendo from the ‘Softer than steel’ collection, Desalto. © designboom

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Ribbon stools and Peg low table, Cappellini + Su stools, Emeco. © designboom

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The limited edition chocolates sold only at the lounge. © Anne-Emmanuelle Thion via Maison&Objet.com

The 9 different types of chocolate are made within the same size (26x26x26mm). © Akhiro Yoshida


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