above > courtesy nendo and fritz hansen / photography akihiro yoshida
household waste redesigned – introducing the n02™ recycle chair from fritz hansen. n02™ recycle is a new, all-purpose chair from fritz hansen made of upcycled plastic, household waste – it is our first chair produced in colored, recycled polypropylene.
the chair is fritz hansen’s first move towards creating a chair for the circular economy, as it is made from recycled plastic and can be recycled again at the end of its life.
the strong, stackable chair is designed in collaboration with japanese studio nendo and inspired by a simple crease of paper on the designer’s work table. the folded paper translated into a crease in the chair’s shell that makes the design support the sitter’s upper and lower back.
the chair’s elegant shell is made of circular plastic, meaning it is made of recycled plastic that can be recycled again if necessary. the plastic used for n02™ recycle comes from household, plastic waste collected, processed and upcycled in central europe, reducing transportation.
7 shell color options are inspired by earthy, warm tones in scandinavian nature. these colors and multiple leg options make n02™ recycle a strong solution for dining rooms, home offices, meeting rooms or as extra, multi-purpose seating. the wipeable, plastic shell is child-friendly and very easy to clean.
“we wanted to do a versatile, plastic, stacking chair in recycled materials. collaborating with studio nendo meant the design would be simple and elegant, a really nice blend of scandinavian and japanese aesthetics,” says christian andresen, head of design at fritz hansen.
“n02™ recycle can also be considered a statement of intent from fritz hansen. we have developed extensive knowledge and experience creating beautiful, well designed stacking chairs such as the iconic series 7™ and ant™. the n02™ recycle is the latest chair design in that tradition. it was not easy to create a recycled and recyclable chair that meets fritz hansen’s quality standards, but the result was worth all the experiments and hours spent brainstorming,” he added.
“the fact that the material is constructed from everyday recycled plastic creates an extra connection between the user and the chair. it’s an accessible design made for everyday use and made from everyday recycled, household plastics,” says oki sato of nendo. (below)
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the shell is made of 100% recycled/recyclable polypropylene
colors: dark orange, dark red, dark blue, light blue, grey, black, off white
sledge base is chromed steel (50% recycled)
swivel bases is polished aluminum (95% recycled)
all other bases come in powder coated steel (monochrome) or chromed steel upon request
arms always match the base finish
available in stores november 2019
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nendo / fritz hansen
wonderglass is presenting an exhibition titled shape of gravity of the work of japanese design firm, nendo. founded by oki sato, nendo’s work spans a wide range of disciplines from graphic design to furniture design, to installations and interiors. the exhibition also includes melt, a collection of cast glass furniture, tabletop objects, and a gravity formed glass chandelier created in collaboration with wonderglass.
melt was derived through the complex process of laying hot glass sheets over steel shapes or hanging between steel bars, which then melt downward with the pull of gravity creating a natural form. these forms were then turned into the pieces which make up the collection.
the biggest challenge in this process was timing. the craftspeople had to come to a precise understanding of the exact moment where the gravitational pull would result in the desired shape, and also the exact temperature that would allow the shape to set.
be@rbrick shadow by medicom toy is a block figure in the form of a bear, approximately 7 cm in size, and was introduced in 2001 on the 100th anniversary of the birth of teddy bear, under the concept to create a “digital teddy bear”.
it is characterized by the rule that no three-dimensional addition is to be made to the nine existing basic parts that compose the figure (head, arms, wrists, body, waist and legs) and that the only alteration is to be made solely by the expression through print.
be@rbrick has collaborated with various brands and artists as well as anime and movies.
be@rbrick shadow will be sold at tenoha milano for a limited time during milan design week 2019.
via vigevano, 18, 20144 milano mi, italy
as part of the new s.project area, the new team at fritz hansen will welcome you to view the launches their new christianshavn textile series, new lighting, new accessories, and new colors for the drop chair.
meet us here…
salone: hall 22, e22 d23 (new location)
fritz hansen store: piazza san simpliciano, brera
nendo, tenoha restaurant: featuring n01. via vigevano, 18
wallpaper handmade, salone dei tessuti, via san gregorio 29
form portfolio presenting paul mccobb by fritz hansen, palazzo fagnani, via santa maria fulcorina 20
asked where he’s presenting during salone del mobile 2019 we get ‘the complete list’ of venues. grazie mille oki.
for design miami/ 2018, louis vuitton presents new pieces from objets nomades, an ever-expanding collection of limited-edition, collectible furniture inspired by the house’s historic art of travel campaign. the interwoven nature of louis vuitton’s savoir-faire with the discerning eye of renowned designers has created inventive shapes, materials, and products—a tradition that continues with the objets nomades.
pieces from the objets nomades collection have been imagined by some of the most creative designers of our times: atelier oï, maarten baas, barber and osgerby, fernando and humberto campana, damien langlois-meurinne, raw edges, patricia urquiola, marcel wanders, tokujin yoshioka, nendo, gwenaël nicolas, india mahdavi, and andré fu.
louis vuitton les petits nomades consists of a new innovative and inventive collection of decorative objects from some of objets nomades’ designers. these smaller-scale objects are functional and beautiful interpretations of the house’s world of refi ned and inspiring design. with their mutual sense of intuitiveness, desirability, and pleasure, the objets nomades collections continue louis vuitton’s tradition of offering inspiring and surprising designs, anchored in evolving visions of travel.
the japanese studio will showcase 10 concepts in the theme of movement, variations of time, with exhibits of designs, sketches and processes. part of the superdesign at superstudio, art directed by giulio cappellini.
photography: akihiro yoshida
experience swarovski at palazzo serbelloni‘s hidden courtyard. inside a custom-built greenhouse, enjoy pop-up daniel’s café and a retail shop where visitors can purchase its atelier collections and jewelry in addition to showing off its new home collections by the likes of nendo, john pawson, and patricia urquiola.
continuing luminaire’s innovative use of design to raise awareness and funds for cancer research, the groundbreaking love philanthropic series of charity auctions returns for its fourth edition this fall with glaslove. glass, characterized by the duality of its strong yet fragile nature, is a poetically fitting medium that reflects the spirit of those battling the disease. for this special event, highly collectible, one-off, limited-edition, or prototype works created in glass glass were created by distinguished international designers and design manufacturers, including nendo, piero lissoni, marcel wanders, tadao ando, naoto fukasawa, patricia urquiola, fernando and humberto campana, glas italia, lasvit, arcade, and venini, among others.
coinciding with breast cancer awareness month, the objects from glaslove will be exhibited at luminaire lab starting september 19th, culminating in a live auction and gala dinner on thursday, october 6, 2016. phillips, the international auction house, is partnering with luminaire to lead the joint live and online auction taking place september 19 – october 11, 2016 with funds benefiting research at the sylvester comprehensive cancer center at the university of miami’s miller school of medicine. glaslove will reinforce the multiple roles design can play as a problem-solving endeavor. #breastcancerawareness
friedman benda and nendo, inc. are pleased to present 50 manga chairs. the installation of stainless steel chairs will make its american debut in a solo exhibition at the friedman benda gallery in new york, 8 september 8 – 29 october 2016. the installation had its european premier at basilica minore di san simpliciano, in conjunction with salone del mobile milano, april 12-17, 2016.
with this exhibition, nendo abstracts archetypes of manga comics. the chairs are happy, distressed, embarrassed, surprised; they leap and bound, zoom past, or slowly slink away. each chair has its own personality, allowing it to stand on its own or, when placed next to the others, to become part of a collective narrative. a different configuration creates a different story; the chairs come alive in a symphonious display of nendo’s playful japanese design.
50 manga chairs is friedman benda’s third solo show with nendo and the japanese design group’s most ambitious body of work to date. the group’s 2009 new york debut ghost stories featured the acclaimed cabbage chair, which was initially shown in the groundbreaking exhibition xxist century man at 21_21 design site in tokyo. nendo’s 2011 exhibition scatter shelf toyed with optical illusions and repetitive forms, the idea of structure in space. concurrent with 50 manga chairs, nendo’s first-ever large-scale retrospective, the space in between, is on view at the design museum holon, israel 8 june 8 – 30 october 2016.