Nando, Naoshima Standard 2, 2006, Photos Takumi Ota
''Based on these criteria, we decided to use white traffic cones for all of the signs. We also wanted to send a subtle message with them, so we added a hand touch to each and every one of them. When we put lights in some of the cones, irregularities in the metal molds used to make gave them a soft glow like light shining through Japanese handmade paper. We placed 625 of these cones at the ferry dock in Miyaura, the main entrance to the island. Once an hour, the cones are triggered by the waves, and programmed to light up to welcome visitors.''
Nendo, Illoiha Omotesando, 2006, Photos Daici Ano
''To express the original brand concept of "becoming beautiful through movement", we chose the theme "rock-climbing on Omotesando" and developed a design that uses the mismatch between a rugged outdoor sport and Tokyo's fashion district to its advantage. Instead of the usual rough and outdoorsy climbing wall, we came up with the idea of using interior design elements like picture frames, mirrors, deer heads, bird cages and flower vases to create a challenging wall with hard-to-find holds and unusual finger grips.''
Nendo, Fireworks house, 2005, photos Daici Ano
''We designed a house that let her see the fireworks from inside. We concentrated the plumbing and other utilities in the centre of the first floor, and surrounded them with living space in a wheelchair-accessible open plan.''
Lumière, répétition, ouverture... Nendo réalise de magnifiques projets de design, d'architecture et d'installation. Aller voir son site.
Light, repetition, opening... Nendo carries out splendid projects of design, architecture and installation. Go see his website.