March 14, 2013, 7:56 pm

The manipulation of surface texture turns into Art.

‘colored-pencil table’ by nendo
‘colored-pencil table’ by nendo
‘colored-pencil table’ by nendo
‘colored-pencil table’ by nendo
‘colored-pencil table’ by nendo
‘colored-pencil table’ by nendo
‘colored-pencil table’ by nendo
‘colored-pencil table’ by nendo
‘colored-pencil table’ by nendo
‘colored-pencil table’ by nendo
Nendo’s installation ‘colored-pencil table’. Photography by Hiroshi Iwasaki.
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‘We used a technique called ‘udukuri’ to carve away the soft parts of cypress boards so that the harder curves and lines of the wood grain stand out. Then we covered the boards with paper and traced the relief in coloured pencils to transfer the wood grain onto the paper.
This created a tantalizing juxtaposition between the familiar proportions of wooden and the finish of the paper, and an inviting fusion of the subtle shades and blur of the coloured pencils with the raised wood grain.
Ultimately, the project gave us a glimpse of the future of furniture, through the manipulation of surface texture.’

Text by nendo PR
DESIGNER: nendo, Tokyo, Japan & Milan, Italy. LOCATION: the Saint-Etienne Design Biennial 2013, http://www.biennale-design.com/saint-etienne/2013/en/exhibitions/. DESCRIPTION: Furniture / Table. STATUS: On going. DATE: March 14th to 31st 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.
‘colored-pencil table’
Nendo’s installation ‘colored-pencil table’ at the Saint-Etienne Design Biennial 2013 in France

The manipulation of surface texture turns into Art.

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