Nendo’s Tokyo Tribal Furniture Incorporates Bamboo Baskets

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2006

Japanese studio Nendo has turned woven bamboo baskets into backrests for chairs and storage compartments for tables in this furniture selection .

Tokyo Tribal collection by Nendo

Nendo’s Tokyo Tribal Assortment features 22 goods, such as stools, chairs, tables and shelves, that every incorporate a bamboo element.


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Tokyo Tribal collection by Nendo

Developed for Singapore design and style firm Market+, the pieces are created from reliable oak and have some surfaces coated with plaster mixed employing dark grey volcanic sand.

Tokyo Tribal collection by Nendo

The bamboo sections are patterned with light- and dark-brown markings, woven by artisans in the Philippines.

Tokyo Tribal collection by Nendo

Each of the woven elements has a somewhat varied shape and pattern, and is incorporated into its furnishings piece in a diverse way.

Tokyo Tribal collection by Nendo

Most unusually, they have been utilised as drum-shaped backrests for the wooden armchairs.

Tokyo Tribal collection by Nendo

“The bamboo’s elastic properties make it ideal for this kind of things as back assistance,” said Nendo.


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“It is also employed as a layout characteristic, for instance: the table legs going proper through a layer of bamboo, or the whole table itself really encased in bamboo rattan.”

Tokyo Tribal collection by Nendo

Some baskets are turned upside down to cover the legs of stools and to type shelves inside of storage units.

Tokyo Tribal collection by Nendo

A coat rack comes with a woven container for storing tiny objects positioned in between its 4 prongs, sat on leading of a bigger upturned bamboo component that surrounds the supports.

Tokyo Tribal collection by Nendo

“In permitting for these various goods and resources to converge and function collectively, the conceptual aim is to generate a sense of a little and tightly-knit ‘tribe’, greater and far better than the sum of its elements,” said Nendo.

Tokyo Tribal collection by Nendo

The little stools and tables come in a variety of sizes and heights, with a mixture of organic and plaster finishes.

Tokyo Tribal collection by Nendo

The assortment was created to coincide with the Maison&ampObjet Asia trade honest in Singapore, which kicks off right now and runs until finally 13 March.

Tokyo Tribal collection by Nendo

Nendo’s prolific variety of goods launched above the previous yr contain an umbrella with a two-pronged handle that makes it possible for it to stand on its very own and pendant lamp shades moulded from paper.

Studio founder Oki Sato was also named Designer of the Year at the Paris edition of Maison&ampObjet in January, where he developed a lounge spot based mostly on chocolate.

Photography is by Akihiro Yoshida.

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