Following its debut exhibition in 2003, the nendo phenomenon has developed at an astounding pace. Under the guidance of Oki Sato, the Japanese collective has continued to impress us through the coherence and power of its vocabulary, its design that is imbued with simple, Japanese lines and given a twist not devoid of humour. Whether it is creating furniture, objects, accessories, eating utensils or architectural layouts, nendo responds to the most broad-ranging projects with the same natural rigour, charged with enormous inherent poetry.
Now aged 39, Oki Sato has enthusiastically accepted the CID's invitation and for four months will take over all the interior and exterior spaces: stables, the hay store, atrium, north wing, the square courtyard and the oval courtyard... His exhibtion will form an exclusive creation, devised in close complicity with the location.
This will be a European premiere on such a scale.