NENDO
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Manga Chair 44, 2015
Stainless Steel
70 x 42 x 17.25 inches
177.7 x 106.5 x 43.7 cm
Edition of 3

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Founded in Tokyo in 2002, with a second office established in Milan in 2005, nendo has received many distinctions, including the Iconic Design Award ‘Interior Designer of the Year’ in 2015, Wallpaper* Magazine’s ‘Designer of the Year’ in 2012, and the ‘Red Dot Design Award’ in Germany in 2008. In 2011, nendo presented Visible Structures, a solo commission for the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA. Visible Structures was also included in Modern by Design, a collaborative exhibition between the High Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

 

Works by nendo are included in the permanent collections of the 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo, Japan; Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, NY; Design Museum, Holon, Israel; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Indianapolis Museum of Arts, IN; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; M+ Museum, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China; Museum of Art and Design, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX; Musée des Art Décoratifs, Paris, France; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, among others. nendo's first-ever large-scale retrospective opened at the Design Museum Holon, Israel in June 2016.
 

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May 4 - June 10, 2017
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
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September 8 - October 29, 2016
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
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November 8 - December 17, 2011
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
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Carpenters Workshop Gallery
2011
London, UK
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February 27 - April 11, 2009
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
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Centre of Innovation and Design opens exhibition of works by Japanese collective nendo
Artdaily.org
May 31, 2017
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Nendo’s Invisible Lines at Jil Sander Showroom
Elle Decor Italia
April 7, 2017
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10 Things to See During Salone del Mobile Milan Design Week 2017
Vogue
April 5, 2017
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art Highlights Three Rising Design Stars
1st Dibs: Introspective Magazine
January 23, 2017
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The 8 Art Shows You Need to See in NYC This Fall
Architectural Digest
September 19, 2016
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Character Studies: Nendo's 50 Manga Chairs' on Show at Friedman Benda in New York
Blouin Artinfo
September 12, 2016
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On the Radar
W Magazine
September 2016
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When is a Chair not a Chair?
Modern
Fall 2016
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In the fifteen years...
Art Asia Pacific
September - October 2016
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Postcard From Milan
Whitewall
September 2016
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Between You and Me
Design Museum Holon: The Magazine
July 3, 2016
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Milan Portfolio
Vogue Living Australia
July/August 2016
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nendo's Trace collection of cabinets and lights look like line drawings come to life
Inhabitat
May 5, 2016
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Behind the Design: Nendo's Trace Collection for Collective Design
Interior Design
May 2016
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Our picks from Salone del Mobile Milano 2016
The Japan Times
April 30, 2016
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Minimalist Master: Nendo Studio's Oki Sato
The Wall Street Journal
April 19, 2016
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Designer Oki Sato of Nendo Blurs Line Between Furniture and Art
Curbed
April 19, 2016
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Manga Chairs by nendo at Isaloni 2016
Coveted
April 18, 2016
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These Conceptual Japanese Chairs Are Inspired by Manga
Slate
April 14, 2016
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nendo Designs 50 Chairs for Friedman Benda influenced by Manga
designboom
April 13, 2016
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Salone del Mobile Milan 2016: 50 Manga Chairs
The Italian Eye Magazine
April 11, 2016
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50 Manga Chairs
Daniella on Design
March, 20, 2016
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nendo designs 50 chairs for friedman benda influenced by manga comics
designboom
March 16, 2016
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Nendo Designs "Collective Influence" Installation
Whitewaller
New York Frieze 2016
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Designs "Collective Influence" Installation
Whitewaller
2016
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Power 200
Wallpaper
November 2015
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Oki Sato: Less is More - More or Less
Departures
Fal 2014
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Interview: Designer Oki Sata of Nendo
The Wall Street Journal
May 29, 2014
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Nendo's New Furniture Finds Beauty in Splintered Wood
Co.Design,
December 12, 2012
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In Japan, a Bird's-Eye View
New York Times,
September 14, 2012
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Deconstruction: Maki Suspension Lamp by nendo
Design Milk,
July 3, 2012
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LASVIT with nendo: Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Youtube.com,
June 27, 2012
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'Triumvirate' of Witty Contemporary Design at Philips de Pury
ArtInfo,
June 22, 2012
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Not What the Designer Intended
Core77,
June 22, 2012
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nendo at Luminaire
Azure,
June 15, 2012
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Nendo: Mimicry Chairs
Domus,
June 4, 2012
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5 minutes with...nendo
indesignlive Asia,
June 3, 2012
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A Mod, Mod World
Elle Decor,
June 2012
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Not Your Dad's La-Z-Boy
Co.Design,
May 11, 2012
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Nendo Wooden Islands (Video)
Domus,
April 26, 2012
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Milan Report: The Wrap-Up, Part 1
New York Times: T Magazine,
April 24, 2012
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Trial and Error
Domus,
April, 2012
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nendo lacquered paper-object for nilufar gallery
Designboom,
April 2, 2012
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The Design Fund to Benefit the V&A
Wallpaper,
March 20, 2012
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nendo's Thin Black Lines
Trendland,
March 15, 2012
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nendo: wandering forest
domus,
March 13, 2012
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Bisazza Bagno by nendo
domus,
March 2012
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High Road
Modern Magazine,
Spring 2012
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Designer of the Year: nendo
Wallpaper*,
February, 2012
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Japanese Design Group Nendo Hones Its Unusual Charm
New York Times,
January 29, 2012
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Duo of nendo exhibitions at Maison & Objet, Paris
Wallpaper,
January 24, 2012
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Nendo Is Designer of the Year
Interior News,
January 17, 2012
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The Unbelievable Lightness of nendo
Azure Magazine,
November/December 2011
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10 Days 10 Shelves by Nendo @ Carpenters Workshop Gallery
FRAME,
October, 2011
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Nendo Launches 'Scatter Shelf' Display Unit
WIDN,
September 2011
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Scatter Shelf by Nendo
Dezeen Magazine,
September 2011
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nendo Exhibit Celebrates Visual Deception
Co. Design,
September 2011
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Nendo's Wondrous Shelf is a Kaleidoscope That Holds Books
Co.Design,
August 2011
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Scater Shelf by Nendo
FRAME,
August 2011
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Form and Function Meet in "Modern by Design"
NPR,
July 28, 2011
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Thin Black Lines
Philips de Pury & Company at Saatchi Gallery,
June 2011
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nendo: Visible Structures at the High Museum of Art
designboom,
April 2011
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Designer Spotlight: Making Conversations
Modern Magazine,
Spring 2011
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Ghost Stories, New Designs from nendo at MAD
Dezeen Magazine,
November 13, 2009
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Ghost Stores by nendo
Frame,
July-August 2009
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A Passion for Pleats
Interior Design,
April 2009
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Ghost Stories by nendo at Friedman Benda Gallery
Dezeen Magazine,
February 13, 2009
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nendo: ghost stories
designboom,
February 13, 2009
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nendo design
Theme,
Issue 17, November, 2008 - January, 2009
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Formbar wie Ton
Neue Zürcher Zeitung,
December 15, 2008
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Mr. Smiley and Friends
FRAME,
October, 2008
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Office Product: nendo
Fulcrum,
Vol. 1, Issue 1, June, 2008
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nendo
Wallpaper,
May, 2008
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Ten to Watch
Art + Auction,
April 2008
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! Moments
Pol Oxygen,
Issue 28, 2008
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Premio Edida 2003
Elle Decor
2003