K% black&black Collection by Oki Sato
by Harry / April 12, 2012


Japanese design house Nendo, led by designer Oki Sato, will be debuting new design brand K% in Milan with an exhibition titled black&black. Above, the Gather pendant lamp.



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Pencil01 chairs

A first collection as art director for the Singaporean brand, says nendo, "black&black concentrates on perfecting the balance between structure and function in furniture, without the unnecessary distraction of new materials, technique and colour."


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Heavy coffee tables

"It is an exploration of the fundamental elements of any object. As the name suggests, all the pieces in the collection are black."


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Melt chair

The idea is best exemplified in Melt, "a chair whose outline describes a continuous curve from the back legs through the backrest, arm and front legs; a form in which all of the structural elements of a chair melt into one."


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Rain shelving unit

K% was founded in 2011 by the award-winning Nendo design studio and K Projects from Singapore. K%'s aim is to make "quality furniture that is not only great and creative in its design, but also accessible and affordable."


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Weave space divider

"Deceptively simple but surprisingly complex, K% collections encompass innovation both in the design thinking process and later in production. Little '!' moments are hidden within each product in an interesting manner. K% will be challenging the way one thinks about our surrounding environment, with products available for domestic and commercial spaces."

The black&black collection will be shown at Tortona Design Week from April 17 to
22, 2012 at the Carrozzeria, Via Tortona 32.

+ nendo.jp
+ kpercent.com


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