Japanese studio Nendo has designed a assortment of ceramic tableware with handles to support retailer them in compact spaces and carry sizzling foods.
The Totte variety of circular plates and bowls is offered in three various sizes, and in white, brown, pink, green and blue versions.
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Each and every piece features a rectangular handle with rounded corners that extends from the rim, that is designed to be less difficult to hold when the plates and bowls are sizzling.
“Not only has this resulted in new methods of making use of them but supplied them with a robust ‘sense of safety as a tool’,” explained Nendo, which recently developed pairs of cone-shaped house slippers that resemble wizard’s hats.
The hole in the middle of the handles also allows the range to be hung from a wall for storage. The three sizes match neatly within 1 one more, so they can be stored on a shared hook or stacked horizontally.
As living spaces turn out to be a lot more limited, designers are focusing on creating products for compact apartments.
David Roman Lieshout designed a semi-foldable bicycle that can be hung on the wall, and Stockholm-based mostly Note Design and style Studio diminished the dimensions of a standard lounge chair to fit into smaller houses and offices.
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Final 12 months, furnishings giant Ikea launched a limited-edition variety exclusively targeted at young, imaginative city-dwellers faced with small residing spaces and uncertain rental terms. British retailer Heal’s followed suit with a assortment that launched at the 2014 London Design and style Festival.
Nendo has launched a steady stream of products this yr, such as expandable shelves using carbon fibre, an aluminium chair with interchangeable wooden tops, and a bag developed especially for architects that could modify shape to accommodated in a different way sized drawings.
“When I begin considering about working on shut to 400 tasks, it relaxes me,” Nendo founder Oki Sato informed Dezeen in an interview.
Other tableware made by the studio includes bowls that are so thin they quiver in the breeze, and a glassware assortment produced from recycled Coca-Cola bottles that had deteriorated by means of repeated washing and filling.
Photography is by Akihiro Yoshida.