SOME­THING UN­DER­NEATH

Hong Kong Tatler Homes - - EUROCUCINA 2018 - BY NENDO

Nendo founder Oki Sato chose to play on the feel­ing of mys­tery and ap­pre­hen­sion for his take on mon­sters, de­liv­er­ing a se­ries of pan­els in black and white fea­tur­ing bumps and peaks in var­i­ous sizes.

“Ev­ery­thing in na­ture that you can­not see or can­not un­der­stand be­comes a mon­ster in Ja­pan, so I de­cided not to de­sign a mon­ster but rather de­sign some­thing that is in­vis­i­ble,” says Sato. “So peo­ple feel fear and worry be­cause they can­not see it.”

Sato de­lib­er­ately made the shapes more elu­sive. “I started with one piece and thought, What if there was some­thing that was long, some­thing that was slightly big­ger and some­thing that looks jagged? There is al­ways some­thing un­der­neath—there is no an­swer; the an­swer de­pends on the per­son who owns the piece.”

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