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Border Table // Nendo

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A collection that was created for the solo exhibition held at the “EYE OF GYRE” a gallery in Omotesando during Tokyo Designers Week 2015.
Since it is difficult to grasp beforehand the status of furniture being used when designing furniture for mass production, the designs inevitably tend to become one of an “average specification” that can respond to various scenarios. What’s more, the space will become evened out by such furniture filling the space. Thereupon, we expected a new relationship to develop between space and furniture by conceiving the design of the furniture from a specific space. By walking around the gallery we went through a special design process of being inspired by elements that are normally “troublesome”, such as the corner of the room or protruding columns. In the process, we took turns in verifying how the furniture was balanced as it was placed within the space, as well as the proportion of the furniture itself. This resulted in the creation of mysterious tables that consisted of a 5mm square metal rod with a small tabletop measuring a radius of 100mm attached to it.
The design utilizes the element of space as a part of its structure by “parasitizing” on to the corners or edges of the walls, the edge of the floor and exhibition stands.


// Una collezione creata per l’esposizione “EYE OF GYRE”, una galleria ad Omotesando durante la Tokyo Design Week 2015. Dato che è difficile afferrare in anticipo quale sarà il successo di un arredo quando lo si progetta per la produzione di massa, le idee tendono inevitabilmente a diventare delle indicazioni di media che possono rispondere a diversi scenari.
Ci siamo fatti ispirare da elementi normalmente cosiderati “problematici”, l’angolo della stanza o le colonne sporgenti. Durante il processo, abbiamo verificato a tentativi sia come l’arredo fosse bilanciato quando è collocato all’interno dello spazio, così come le sue proprie proporzioni. Tutto questo ha portato alla creazione di misteriosi tavoli composti da una barra in metallo a sezione quadrata di 5mm con un piccolo piano d’appoggio di raggio di 10cm.

Il progetto utilizza l’elemento dello spazio come parte integrante della sua struttura aggrappandosi agli spigoli o angoli delle pareti o al margine del pavimento.
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