February 19, 2013, 4:15 pm

Guest of Honour installation ‘stone garden’ at IDS in Toronto last month.

Stone Garden by nendo
Stone Garden by nendo
Stone Garden by nendo
Stone Garden by nendo
Stone Garden by nendo
Stone Garden by nendo
Stone Garden by nendo in Toronto, Canada.
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An installation created to mark nendo’s International Guest of Honour award from the Toronto
Interior Design Show 2013. Clusters of one-legged tables hold each other up by overlapping.
Because we didn’t use any nails or screws to secure the tables to each other, we could change the depth and direction of the overlaps as we liked, and shape the groupings to the room as freely as an amoeba changes its form to fit its environment.
Since the tables are stabilized by the weight of other tables, we needed to use a relatively strong material for the tabletops. We selected Caesarstone, a material made by resolidifying natural quartz that has been crushed into powder.
The ‘tables that aren’t quite tables’ huddle together, creating a new kind of ground surface like a garden floating in the universe, far beyond the scale of the individual tables.
An installation that probes the border between ‘furniture’ and ‘non-furniture’.

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DESIGNER: nendo, Tokyo, Japan & Milan, Italy. LOCATION: Toronto, Canada. DESCRIPTION: Interior Design Show. STATUS: completed. DATE: 24th – 27th January 2013. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.
Stone Garden
Stone Garden by nendo in Toronto, Canada

Guest of Honour installation ‘stone garden’ at IDS in Toronto last month.

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